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University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Overview

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a public institution situated in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Known For?

1,592 Undergraduate Awards
$21,740 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UAFS.
  • In 2017-2018, 65% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#64 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#110 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Arkansas - Fort Smith?

Location of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Contact details for UAFS are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649
Phone: 479-788-7000
Website: uafs.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uafortsmith
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uafs

How Do I Get Into UAFS?

You can apply to UAFS online at: admissions.uafs.edu/admissions/apply-now

As long as you submit the requested materials to University of Arkansas - Fort Smith when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford University of Arkansas - Fort Smith?

$21,740 Net Price
41% Take Out Loans
16.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UAFS is $21,740. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UAFS, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $4,637 a year. That adds up to $18,548 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAFS is 16.4%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,295 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,531 undergraduate students at UAFS, with 4,295 being full-time and 2,236 being part-time.

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

There are also 26 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,295 full-time undergraduates at UAFS, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UAFS

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UAFS Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 245
Black or African American 173
Hispanic or Latino 556
White 2,794
International Students 48
Other Races/Ethnicities 479

Geographic Diversity

Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. At this time, 8 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 27 countries are represented at UAFS. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Japan, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

690 Took All Classes Online
3,299 Took At Least One Class Online
97.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at UAFS. In 2017-2018, 3,299 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 12th 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 UAFS

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith was 97.9%. This is the #351 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UAFS regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UAFS majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Support & Assistant Services 20%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 60%
Health Professions 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UAFS ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UAFS.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Communication & Media Studies #3
Communication & Journalism #10
Allied Health Professions #11
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #35
Liberal Arts General Studies #35
Health & Medical Administrative Services #37
Criminal Justice & Corrections #40
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #41
Business Administration & Management #81
Health Professions #90
Business, Management & Marketing #104

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 - Fort Smith Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 19 8 8 258 0 293
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 131 0 49 0 180
Computer Software & Applications 45 32 34 14 0 125
Teacher Education Grade Specific 36 6 18 46 0 106
Precision Metal Working 90 0 12 0 0 102
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 79 0 21 0 0 100
Nursing 0 0 0 86 0 86
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 43 16 13 0 0 72
Business Support & Assistant Services 27 15 22 0 0 64
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 6 0 44 0 50
Allied Health Professions 0 30 0 16 0 46
General Biology 0 0 0 44 0 44
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 37 0 37
General Psychology 0 0 0 34 0 34
Computer Information Systems 1 0 0 26 0 27
Chemistry 0 0 0 25 0 25
History 0 0 0 24 0 24
General Engineering 0 17 0 0 0 17
Dental Support Services 0 0 0 17 0 17
General English Literature 0 0 0 14 0 14
Social Work 0 0 0 14 0 14
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 12 0 12
Teaching English or French 12 0 0 0 0 12
Mathematics 0 0 0 12 0 12
Mechanics & Repairers 0 11 0 0 0 11
Writing Studies 0 0 0 10 0 10
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 9 0 9
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 9 0 9
Legal Support Services 0 8 0 0 0 8
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 6 0 0 6
Romance Languages 0 0 0 5 0 5
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 5 5
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 5 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 5 0 5
Music 0 0 0 5 0 5
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 4 0 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 2 0 2
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 352 280 134 826 5 1,597

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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