Quick Facts

Name: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Founded: 1927
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Previous Names:
Little Rock Junior College (1927 to 1957)
Little Rock University (1957 to 1969)
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (1969-Present)
School Colors: Maroon and Silver
Mascot: Trojan
Accreditation: UA Little Rock is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association

Campus Size:
More than 250 acres, counting the main campus, baseball field, and the William H. Bowen School of Law
57 campus buildings and facilities
2.9 million square feet maintained

Number of Living Alumni: 62,796 graduates
2019-20 Fundraising Total: $47.9 million

Fall 2021 Enrollment: 8,295
Degrees Awarded 2020-21: 2,391
University Scholarships Awarded Fall 2021: $4.8 million
Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Full-time Faculty: 372

Academic Programs:
143 programs of study
56 baccalaureate programs
35 master’s programs
21 graduate certificates
6 doctoral programs
1 professional program
10 certificates of proficiency
3 technical certificate programs
11 associates degree programs

Number of Study Abroad Students 2021: n/a (pandemic)
Military-Friendly Designation:
7 years in a row
Number of Benefit Eligible Employees 2021: 1,149

UA Little Rock’s rankings in U.S. News and World Report 2022 Best College Rankings include:

  • Best Criminology Schools (Graduate Program) #36
  • Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs #19
  • Best Criminology Schools (Graduate Program) #36
  • Best Public Affairs Programs (Graduate Program) #111
  • Best Law Schools-William H. Bowen School of Law #141
  • Best Part-time Law Schools-William H. Bowen School of Law #39 (tie)
  • Top Performers on Social Mobility #143 (success in graduating economically disadvantaged students who are less likely to finish college)
  • Best Undergraduate Nursing #148
  • Best Engineering Schools #154-#202 category
  • Best Undergraduate Business #212
  • Best Undergraduate Computer Science #252

 Additional Rankings

  • Ranked 2nd among the 10 Best Online Criminal Justice Programs in Arkansas by the education resource website, Criminal Justice Degree Hub, 2022
  • Ranked 10th among the Best Online Master’s Degrees in Criminal Justice (OnlineMastersDegrees.org), 2022
  • Listed among top colleges in Arkansas for online degrees by College Choice, 2021
  • Web Design Program ranked 7th on list of Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Web Design (Study.com), 2021

Fall 2021 Residency Status
In-State Students: 7,802
Out-of-State Students: 493


  • Division I, Ohio Valley Conference, Missouri Valley Conference, Pac-12 Conference
  • Women’s sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball
  • Women’s Swimming and Diving participate as affiliate members of the Missouri Valley Conference
  • Men’s sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Wrestling
  • Men’s Wrestling participates as affiliate members of the Pac-12 Conference
  • Average GPA for Student-Athletes: 3.38
  • Student-Athletes Graduation Success Rate: 78 percent

Student Race/Ethnicity Fall 2021:



African American






Native American/Alaskan Native


Two or More Races


Non-resident immigrant




Tuition and Fees

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