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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith - ,

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General information:(479)788-7000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:7,606( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,600 $4,918 $4,250 16%
Out-of-state $10,000 $10,888 $9,410 16%
Books and supplies $1,150 $1,250 $1,330 -6%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,180 $7,480 $7,642 -2%
Other $2,710 $2,590 $3,035 -15%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,820 $8,280 $8,425 -2%
Other $3,790 $3,566 $3,585 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,790 $3,566 $3,585 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $15,640 $16,238 $16,257 0%
Off Campus $17,360 $18,014 $17,590 6%
Off Campus with Family $9,540 $9,734 $9,165 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $21,040 $22,208 $21,417 5%
Off Campus $22,760 $23,984 $22,750 5%
Off Campus with Family $14,940 $15,704 $14,325 7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,024
In-state fees $1,226
Out-of-state tuition $8,184
Out-of-state fees $1,226
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,260 94% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,231 92% $9,327,569 $7,577
Federal grants 863 65% $3,794,754 $4,397
Pell grants 857 64% $3,584,794 $4,183
Other federal grants 268 20% $209,960 $783
State/local government grant or scholarships 803 60% $3,613,575 $4,500
Institutional grants or scholarships 729 55% $1,919,240 $2,633
Student loan aid 428 32% $1,915,486 $4,475
Federal student loans 428 32% $1,915,486 $4,475
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,361 69% $31,835,617 $5,938
Pell grants 3,980 51% $16,152,351 $4,058
Federal student loans 3,240 42% $19,809,827 $6,114

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $7,984 $8,150 $6,473
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,452 $7,405 $6,410
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,734 $7,884 $6,474
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,972 $10,709 $6,728
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,773 $11,966 $9,995
$110,001 and more $11,868 $12,102 $9,190

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 7,606
Undergraduate enrollment 7,606
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 389
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,987 1,706 2,281
Percent admitted 56% 57% 56%
Percent admitted who enrolled 57% 36% 32%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 21 2%
ACT 1040 77%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 570
SAT Math 470 580
SAT Writing 480 610
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 56 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 37-
Basketball 1413
Golf 76
Tennis 108
Track and Field, X-Country 139
Volleyball -17

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1973 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

07/23/1999 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

07/01/1998 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2007 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

10/22/2005 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

12/01/1971 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

10/01/2004 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations11 0
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 010
Liquor law violations 001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 100
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 1161
Motor vehicle theft 010
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 100
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 751
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

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• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General22---
Category total22---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting0---
Business Administration and Management, General179476
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary-211010
Marketing/Marketing Management, General0---
Category total126305716
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects0---
Category total0---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, General0---
Category total0---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General287--
Category total287--
Education Colleges
Biology Teacher Education3---
Chemistry Teacher Education0---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching717--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education8---
History Teacher Education10---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching13---
Mathematics Teacher Education1---
Music Teacher Education2---
Spanish Language Teacher Education1---
Category total1097--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician-211315
Category total-211315
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General1---
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing6---
Category total20---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature4---
Category total4---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-16--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training---17
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer1518--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse4256--
Surgical Technology/Technologist-16--
Category total57106-17
History Colleges
History, General30---
Category total30---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration15800
Forensic Science and Technology-010
Category total15810
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-9--
Category total-9--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-55--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-106--
Category total-161--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0---
Category total0---
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician--6117
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician--1410
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician---0
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General-17--
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician---14
Category total-177541
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other8028--
Category total8028--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General3---
Category total3---
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder--1296
Category total--1296
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General34---
Category total34---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General1---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1---
Graphic Design78--
Music, General6---
Category total238--
Grand total2040227595