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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Overview

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is a public institution situated in Little Rock, Arkansas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Known For?

302 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at UAMS since the student to facuty ratio is 10 to 1.
  • Students at UAMS have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UAMS.
  • In 2017-2018, 85% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UAMS makes roughly $61,000 a year. This is 50% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Rankings

We have ranked UAMS as #137 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. UAMS also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Arkansas ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UAMS has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#36 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#101 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UAMS.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Medical Illustration & Informatics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Communication Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences?

Location of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Contact details for UAMS are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4301 W Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205-7199
Phone: 501-296-1275
Website: www.uams.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uamshealth
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/uamshealth

How Do I Get Into UAMS?

You can apply to UAMS online at: students.uams.edu/apply/

Can I Afford University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences?

1.7% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at UAMS is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Undergraduate Student Diversity

543 Full-Time Undergraduates
84% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 666 undergraduate students at UAMS, with 543 being full-time and 123 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UAMS

There are also 2,102 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 543 full-time undergraduates at UAMS, 16% are male and 84% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UAMS

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UAMS Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 39
White 374
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 55

Over 23 countries are represented at UAMS. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Bahamas.

Online Learning at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

324 Took All Classes Online
817 Took At Least One Class Online
11.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at UAMS. In 2017-2018, 817 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UAMS has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 33rd most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UAMS

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences was 11.0%. This is the #1,265 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UAMS regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 132 0 102 7 241
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 163 163
Allied Health Professions 44 1 63 0 37 0 145
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 1 114 115
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 4 23 10 37
Public Health 0 0 0 2 27 7 36
Dental Support Services 3 0 29 0 0 0 32
Health & Medical Administrative Services 9 0 1 0 19 0 29
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0 21 21
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 15 0 0 15
Genetics 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 5 1 0 6
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 2 3 1 6
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 56 1 245 38 224 327 891

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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