University of Arkansas Fort Smith

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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.

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