University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,763
Graduate Enrollment: 1,861
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 92.37%

Male/Female: 38% / 62% (2017)

First generation college students: 34.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 5.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2016)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,133
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 980 - 1160

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 19 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 49.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 26.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 15.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 9.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 65.7%
Black: 16.7%
Hispanic: 6.4%
Asian: 2.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 4.7%
Non-resident alien: 3.7%
Unknown race: 0.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $21,408
In-State tuition: $9,563
Out-of-State tuition: $16,433

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $7,896 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,992 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,810 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,992 (2022)

Average Family Income: $57,620 (2017)
Median Family Income: $37,082 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 36.6%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 43.2%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $20,346 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $216 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $12,358
$30k-48k $13,336
$48k-75k $14,940
$75k-110k $17,081
$110k+ $17,399

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 34%
6-year graduation rate: 49%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.8% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $20,346 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,315 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $13,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $14,353 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 75.0% (2015)
@3 year 75.4% (2017)
@5 year 72.2% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 59.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 60.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $35,529 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $44,604 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 16 $20,625 $28,300 ($2,358)
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 16 $19,250 $199
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 7 $39,905 ($3,325)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 9
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 55 $274 $42,143 ($3,512) $47,209 ($3,934)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 86 $25,250 $257 $36,877 ($3,073) $39,742 ($3,312)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 72 $297 $41,064 ($3,422) $44,266 ($3,689)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 28 $26,000 $254 $41,280 ($3,440) $41,606 ($3,467)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 5
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 13 $31,598 ($2,633)
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 67 $31,000 $302 $25,768 ($2,147) $36,590 ($3,049)
Master's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 26 $275 $42,939 ($3,578) $47,717 ($3,976)
Bachelor's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 39 $22,906 $199 $41,782 ($3,482)
Master's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 2
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 22 $20,500 $205 $29,204 ($2,434) $35,800 ($2,983)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 7
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 25 $25,000 $265 $24,959 ($2,080)
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 3
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 71
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 17 $19,835 $182
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 8
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geography and Cartography. 2
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 15 $21,150 $239 $26,822 ($2,235)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 24 $26,372 $249 $27,892 ($2,324) $39,509 ($3,292)
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 16 $35,196 ($2,933)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 8
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 26 $22,983 $207 $24,120 ($2,010) $29,861 ($2,488)
Master's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 4
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 37 $25,351 $265 $29,855 ($2,488) $30,476 ($2,540)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 19 $29,139 $270 $44,549 ($3,712)
Master's Degree Music. 13
Graduate/Professional Certificate Music. 3
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 41 $15,000 $146 $44,784 ($3,732)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 30 $412 $53,489 ($4,457) $63,692 ($5,308)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 35 $24,530 $231 $53,771 ($4,481) $47,653 ($3,971)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 3
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 14
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 16 $31,076 ($2,590)
Bachelor's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 83 $25,750 $265 $28,705 ($2,392) $41,409 ($3,451)
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 33 $458 $39,303 ($3,275) $52,912 ($4,409)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 67 $20,633 $207 $34,428 ($2,869) $38,602 ($3,217)
Bachelor's Degree Insurance. 18 $37,358 ($3,113)
Bachelor's Degree History. 27 $27,000 $268 $30,928 ($2,577) $34,747 ($2,896)
Master's Degree History. 3
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 6 $48,340 ($4,028)
Master's Degree Library Science, Other. 38 $205 $47,290 ($3,941) $51,517 ($4,293)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 98 $19,770 $220 $25,056 ($2,088) $41,909 ($3,492)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 10
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 22 $16,711 $177 $44,304 ($3,692)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 3
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 8
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 6
Doctoral Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 4
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 50 $25,000 $265 $28,455 ($2,371) $43,218 ($3,602)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 9
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 6
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 31 $21,125 $217 $36,708 ($3,059)
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 13
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 119 $24,974 $226 $27,222 ($2,269) $38,715 ($3,226)
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 3
Master's Degree Community Organization and Advocacy. 4
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration. 4
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 25 $20,078 $206 $29,639 ($2,470)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 47 $435 $64,820 ($5,402) $67,747 ($5,646)
Doctoral Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 2 $677 $74,248 ($6,187) $77,049 ($6,421)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 52
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 84 $25,000 $204 $62,081 ($5,173) $62,853 ($5,238)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 37 $426 $93,620 ($7,802) $100,815 ($8,401)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 6
Bachelor's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 89 $17,500 $170 $25,201 ($2,100) $51,582 ($4,299)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 62 $23,000 $192 $38,533 ($3,211) $51,195 ($4,266)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 55 $20,500 $194 $41,072 ($3,423) $44,687 ($3,724)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 55 $182 $59,268 ($4,939)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 39 $19,500 $178 $46,723 ($3,894) $63,168 ($5,264)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 41 $20,000 $179 $39,660 ($3,305) $58,261 ($4,855)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 51 $21,500 $228 $50,935 ($4,245) $59,051 ($4,921)
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 19 $27,000 $251 $27,077 ($2,256) $43,555 ($3,630)
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 24 $26,500 $229 $30,443 ($2,537) $39,247 ($3,271)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 37 $22,800 $217 $31,504 ($2,625) $41,827 ($3,486)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 72 $25,901 $234 $54,338 ($4,528) $59,965 ($4,997)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 10
Master's Degree Education, General. 6
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 29 $381
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 3


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $65,439
Full time faculty: 80%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 15.0

School's endowment start of year: $37,677,482 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $56,022,534 (2022)