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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 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Known For?

4,449 Full-Time Undergraduates
$10,397 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The master's degree is the highest degree offered at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
  • In 2017-2018, 65% of the faculty were full-time.

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Rankings

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith landed the #1,446 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 20 colleges in Arkansas, it is ranked at #14.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for the Money 849
Best Colleges for Veterans 957
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,182
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 1,198
Best Colleges 1,446

Where Is University of Arkansas - Fort Smith?

Location of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Contact details for University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 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 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith?

You can apply to University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 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?

41% Take Out Loans
16.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is $10,397. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,102 $10,092 $11,400 $13,341 $13,213

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 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, 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 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 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

4,449 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,620 undergraduate students at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, with 4,449 being full-time and 2,171 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

There are also 18 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,449 full-time undergraduates at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 250
Black or African American 186
Hispanic or Latino 568
White 2,878
International Students 64
Other Races/Ethnicities 503

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 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. 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 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. 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 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 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 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

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 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 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 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 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 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith awarded 2,212 undergraduate degrees and 10 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Allied Health Professions 30 16 0 0
Business Administration & Management 8 258 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 15 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 25 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 12 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 26 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 32 14 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6 44 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 17 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 9 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 5 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 4 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 16 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 9 0 0
General Biology 0 44 0 0
General Engineering 17 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 14 0 0
General Psychology 0 34 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 2 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 5 0
History 0 24 0 0
Legal Support Services 8 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 131 49 0 0
Mathematics 0 12 0 0
Mechanics & Repairers 11 0 0 0
Music 0 5 0 0
Nursing 0 86 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 5 0 0
Romance Languages 0 5 0 0
Social Work 0 14 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6 46 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 37 0 0
Writing Studies 0 10 0 0
Total 560 1,652 10 0

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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