General Information About University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
UA Fort Smith prepares students to succeed in an ever-changing global world while advancing economic development and quality of place. Role and Scope Founded in 1928, UA Fort Smith has grown in stature, role, and scope over the years into a singularly distinctive, hybrid institution. Organized and focused on teaching and learning, UA Fort Smith offers multifaceted academic and technical educational opportunities. The University provides these learning opportunities at times and places convenient to students and clients. Programs include single courses of instruction, certificates of proficiency, technical certificates, and associate and baccalaureate degrees designed to meet a demonstrated demand of the region. Additional upper-division and graduate programs of study leading to select baccalaureate and master’s degrees are offered on campus by other universities through the UA Fort Smith University Center. In addition to certificate and degree programs, UA Fort Smith provides a wide range of customized, on-site education and training services – both pre- and post-employment – designed to meet the workforce education and retraining needs of business and service organizations. UA Fort Smith provides a variety of public service activities for the people and organizations within its service area. Included are noncredit courses, seminars, workshops, lectures, travel, telecourses, and teleconferences organized by the University’s Center for Business and Professional Development. UA Fort Smith makes campus facilities and resources available to community organizations and enriches the quality of life of the community through sponsored cultural activities and events. Vision UA Fort Smith will be a premier regional university, connecting education with careers. Values UA Fort Smith holds a set of core values based on the belief that we can and should be the best of learning organizations, by centering our focus and efforts on the learner and learning, and by practicing and modeling integrity and ethical behavior, responsibility for results, service to our fellow citizens and the communities we serve, and cooperation and collaboration with others in the betterment of the world in which we live.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Air Force)
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Weekend/evening college
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- City: Small
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 3,332 Percent Admitted 61% Men Admitted 61% Women Admitted 62% Full Time Retention Rate 66%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 19 24 English 19 25 Math 18 24
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 8,521 Native American 380 Asian 417 African American 416 Hispanic 382 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 5,221 Enrolled FullTime Graduates