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 University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas - Conway, AR

201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001

General information:(501)450-5000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Associate's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:11,163(9,629 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
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 $6,698 $6,908 $7,183 -4%
Out-of-state $11,903 $12,143 $12,569 -3%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,100 $1,100 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $4,880 $5,030 $5,180 -3%
Other $5,460 $5,460 $4,757 15%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,547 $8,099 $7,605 6%
Other $5,460 $5,460 $4,891 10%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,460 $5,460 $4,757 15%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $18,038 $18,498 $18,220 0%
Off Campus $20,705 $21,567 $20,779 5%
Off Campus with Family $13,158 $13,468 $13,040 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $23,243 $23,733 $23,606 0%
Off Campus $25,910 $26,802 $26,165 0%
Off Campus with Family $18,363 $18,703 $18,426 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,387
In-state fees $1,796
Out-of-state tuition $10,773
Out-of-state fees $1,796
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,983
In-state fee $1,164
Out-of-state tuition $7,965
Out-of-state fees $1,164
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 1,752 96% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,697 93% $15,368,060 $9,056
Federal grants 820 45% $4,105,380 $5,007
Pell grants 817 45% $3,599,648 $4,406
Other federal grants 418 23% $505,732 $1,210
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,362 75% $6,693,879 $4,915
Institutional grants or scholarships 674 37% $4,568,801 $6,779
Student loan aid 876 48% $5,318,777 $6,072
Federal student loans 872 48% $5,202,244 $5,966
Other student loans 20 1% $116,533 $5,827
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 7,702 78% $58,758,409 $7,629
Pell grants 3,753 38% $16,144,667 $4,302
Federal student loans 4,696 48% $35,432,381 $7,545

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 $10,669 $9,945 $9,200
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 $10,906 $9,552 $7,464
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,666 $9,687 $8,867
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,661 $13,275 $10,889
$75,001 - $110,000 $15,548 $15,739 $12,968
$110,001 and more $16,114 $15,821 $12,481

• 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

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 11,163
Undergraduate enrollment 9,629
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 596
Graduate enrollment 1,534
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,759 1,507 2,252
Percent admitted 91% 90% 92%
Percent admitted who enrolled 90% 51% 48%
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.) X

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

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 0 .%
ACT 1752 95%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 20 27
ACT Math 18 25
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, 76 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 8998
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1715
Football 94-
Golf 76
Soccer 3028
Softball -20
Tennis -8
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/04/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission10/18/2002 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission02/04/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1931 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

01/01/1982 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

04/01/1974 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

09/10/1972 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

11/11/2005 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

10/01/1987 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/21/2004 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/21/2004 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1995 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

09/01/1955 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1996 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

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession510
Drug law violations1621 24
Liquor law violations15159
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 200
Drug law violations 8108
Liquor law violations 904
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 122
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 011
Aggravated assault 220
Burglary 402728
Motor vehicle theft 132
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 122
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 011
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 382419
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

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate12.7%
Number in default325
Number in repayment2,558

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00109200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

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

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Postbaccalaureate certificate Associate's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies2------
Category total2------
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General8310-----
Category total8310-----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting5129-----
Business Administration and Management, General5423--0--
Business/Commerce, General37------
Finance, General5------
Insurance18------
Management Information Systems, General33------
Marketing/Marketing Management, General66------
Category total29052--0--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism1------
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication36------
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6------
Category total79------
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science-2-----
Computer and Information Sciences, General14------
Category total142-----
Education Colleges
Business Teacher Education33-----
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-15-----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-6-----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-5-----
Education, General-9-----
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-15-0---
Educational/Instructional Technology-3-0---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education3------
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education3------
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching17------
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching70------
Mathematics Teacher Education7------
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching9------
Reading Teacher Education-15-----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education2------
Social Studies Teacher Education9------
Special Education and Teaching, General-3-0---
Superintendency and Educational System Administration--3----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-79-----
Category total12315330---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing2------
English Language and Literature, General39-----
Literature, Other---0---
Writing, General2------
Category total739-0---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General4431-----
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General31------
Category total7531-----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0------
French Language and Literature1------
Linguistics1------
Spanish Language and Literature34-----
Category total174-----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer6------
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist3946---0-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist1------
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling111-----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other1------
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-1-----
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist20------
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist6------
Occupational Therapy/Therapist051-----
Physical Therapy/Therapist-----55-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse80352----
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling24-----0
Category total3141442--550
History Colleges
History, General298-----
Category total298-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies----1886--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0------
Category total0---1886--
Library Science Colleges
Library Science, Other-51-----
Category total-51-----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General-2-----
Mathematics, General514-----
Category total1516-----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences6------
International/Global Studies3------
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0----0-
Category total22----0-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies23------
Category total23------
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science174-----
Category total174-----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy3------
Religion/Religious Studies2------
Category total25------
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1------
Physics, General5------
Category total19------
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology-14-----
Psychology, General4------
Psychology, Other-9-----
School Psychology-70--3-
Category total100300--3-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy-10-----
Public Administration7------
Category total710-----
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General13------
Geography17------
Geography, Other-1-2---
International Economics0------
Political Science and Government, General4------
Sociology2------
Category total1031-2---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General32------
Cinematography and Film/Video Production1611-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General8------
Interior Design32------
Music Performance, General236-0---
Music, General1------
Category total12017-0---
Grand total51542521886580