University of Arkansas Fort Smith

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School Overview

The University of Arkansas- Fort Smith (also known as UAFS) is one of eleven campuses that make up the University of Arkansas System. Located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, this co-educational, public, four-year university is the fifth largest university in Arkansas in terms of student enrollment. Fall 2012 student enrollment was about 7,587. A major advantage to some out-of-state students leaving in nearby states is that the University of Arkansas offers in-state tuition not only to Arkansas residents, but residents of Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Missouri, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

UAFS has seven academic colleges through which it provides work-based learning and community education, technical certificates, certificates of proficiency, associate of applied science degrees, associate of general studies, associate of arts degrees, and bachelor’s degrees. The university’s seven colleges include The College of Applied Science and Technology, The College of Business, The College of Health Sciences, The College of Education, The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, The College of Languages and Communication, and The College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 3649

Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center 219

Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649

(479) 788-7120

(888) 512-5466

Fax: (479) 788-7402

Contact: Mark Lloyd

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 3649

Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649

(479) 788-7000

Total undergrads: 6,784

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,282

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,110


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 62%

Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 61%

College Majors

Place Major Category Here

Arts, Visual & Performing
Arts – General A
Graphic Design A,B,C
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A,B,C
Executive Assistant A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming – Specific Applications C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B,C
Data Entry Applications C
Data Processing Technology C

Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education A,B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Drafting A
Automotive Engineering Technology C
CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A,C
Computer Systems C
GIS technology A
Mechanical Drafting A

English Language & Literature
Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Development A

Foreign Language & Literature
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dental Hygiene A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography B
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Practical C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Respiratory Therapy A
Surgical Technology A

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automotive Technology C
Computer Installation/Repair C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A
Industrial Electronics C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Science, Technology & Society A,B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B

Precision Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology C
Welding Technology C

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services
Forensic Technologies A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A,B,C

Social Sciences
Cartography A,C

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (479) 788-7000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,265
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 29%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,848 (45% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,754
Out-of-state Tuition: $13,026
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,198

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 623
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 312
Education 318
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1231
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 421
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 53
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Precision Production 2
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 2416351

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,754
Out-of-state $13,026
Books and supplies $1,605

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,433
Out-of-state $12,735

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 950 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 908 89% $6,198
Student loan aid 398 39% $5,156

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,908 75% $6,025
Federal student loans 2,295 35% $6,000

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Arkansas-Fort Smith students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 6,265
Undergraduate enrollment 6,229
Graduate enrollment 36

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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