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

350 total campus acreage, counting the main campus and baseball field, the Benton Center, and the William H. Bowen School of Law
57 campus buildings and facilities
2.9 million square feet maintained

Accreditation: UA Little Rock is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association

Number of Alumni: 56,991 graduates

2016-2017 Fundraising Total: $17,514,413.05

Fall 2016 Enrollment: 11,665

Degrees Awarded 2016-17: 2,422

University Scholarships Awarded 2015-16: $17,439,452

Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1

Full-time Faculty: 437

Academic Programs:
203 programs of study
13 doctoral programs
48 master’s programs
34 graduate certificates
4 professional and specialty degrees
67 baccalaureate degrees
10 associate’s degrees
12 undergraduate certificate programs

Military-Friendly Designation: 7 years in a row

Number of Benefit Eligible Employees:
Total: 1,386
Full-time: 1,374
Part-time: 12


  • Division I, Sun Belt Conference, Missouri Valley Conference
  • Women’s sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Golf, Basketball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track/Cross Country, Swimming/Diving
  • Women’s Swimming and Diving participate as affiliate members of the Missouri Valley Conference
  • Men’s sports: Baseball, Golf, Basketball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track/Cross Country
  • Average GPA for Student-Athletes: 3.27
  • Student-Athletes Graduation Success Rate: 81 percent

Number of Study Abroad Students 2016: 111

Carnegie Foundation Designation: UA Little Rock is one of 361 U.S. colleges and universities with Carnegie Community Engagement Classification and the only university in Arkansas with this designation.


  • U.S. News and World Report 2018 as Top Business School for undergraduate business degree
  • Most Affordable Accounting, Management, and Human Resources programs by OnlineU for 2018
  • U.S. News and World Report: Best Universities for 2018 (listed 133 among National Universities but unranked)
  • William H. Bowen School of Law
    • Best Graduate School – Bowen Law School ranked 134
    • Best Part-time Law School ranked 38th
    • Best Law School for Yield ranked 7th
  • Graduate Computer IT ranked 26th
  • Top Online Colleges for 2018 (ranked 11th) by SR Education Group
  • Master’s in Social Work ranked #9 by AffordableColleges.com
  • Master of Education in Reading ranked 18th by AffordableColleges.com
  • Information Quality Program ranked as one of 35 Best Online Technology Programs by College Choice

Fall 2016 Residency Status
In-State Students:  88.7%
Out-of-State Students:  7.1%
Foreign/International Students:  4.2%

Student Race/Ethnicity (2016):



African American






Native American/Alaskan Native


Two or More Races


Non-resident immigrant




*Average Per-Credit Semester Cost 2016-17:

Undergraduate In-State Out-of-State
Average Tuition and Fees (15 hours per semester) $4,715.25 $10,715.25
Graduate In-State Out-of-State
Average Tuition and Fees (9 hours per semester) $ 3,866.40 $7,451.40

*Numbers are estimates only. For the most current tuition and fee information, go to ualr.edu/bursar/home/tuitionandfees.