University of Arkansas Monticello

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School Overview

The University of Arkansas at Monticello is located in Monticello, Arkansas. It is unique among public universities in that it offers in-state tuition rates on only to residents of Arkansas but to students from coming from Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi residents.

University of Arkansas Monticello is a public university (and college for technical and vocational education) that is governed by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees. The board also oversees post-secondary educational institutions and other universities’ operations in Pine Bluff, Morrilton, Little Rock, Hope, Helena, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, DeQueen, and Batesville, Arkansas.

General Information

Admission Office

Box 3600

Monticello, AR 71656

(870) 460-1026

(800) 844-1826

Fax: (870) 460-1926

Contact: Mary Whiting

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 3596

Monticello, AR 71656

(870) 367-6811

Total undergrads: 3,182

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 667

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,616

Graduate enrollment: 120


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $4,300 $4,600 $4,750 $4,990 +5.05%
Books and Supplies $800 $800 $800 $1,000 +25.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $3,675 $3,855 $4,080 $4,544 +11.37%
Other $3,600 $3,600 $3,600 $4,170 +15.83%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $4,950 $4,950 $4,950 $5,400 +9.09%
Other $4,680 $4,680 $4,680 $5,450 +16.45%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $12,375 $12,855 $13,230 $14,704 +11.14%
In-state Off Campus $14,730 $15,030 $15,180 $16,840 +10.94%
In-state with Family $5,100 $5,400 $5,550 $5,990 +7.93%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $3,240
In-state Student Fees $828
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $7,200
Out-of-state Fees $828

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 645 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 601 90% $2,951,171 $4,910
• Federal grants 386 58% $1,435,023 $3,718
• Pell grants 385 58% $1,349,312 $3,505
• Other federal grants 129 19% $85,711 $664
State/local government grant or scholarships 173 26% $349,219 $2,019
Institutional grants or scholarships 352 53% $1,166,929 $3,315
Student loan aid 347 52% $1,455,028 $4,193
• Federal student loans 347 52% $1,455,028 $4,193
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOCTOR AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 346 53 243 361
Agriculture 21
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations 21
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 10
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 10
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 74 52
Accounting 13
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 34
Business Administration and Management 43
Hospitality Administration/management 18
Management Information Systems 18
Communication and Journalism Programs 7
Journalism 2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 5
Computing and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Education 38 47
Educational Leadership and Administration 8
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching 7
Kindergarten/preschool Education and Teaching 24
Music Teacher Education 4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3
Secondary Education and Teaching 31
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 8
Engineering Technology 13 9 44
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology 4
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/technicians, Other 23
Electromechanical Technology/electromechanical Engineering Technology 17
Surveying Technology/surveying 13 9
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 17
English Language and Literature 17
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Foreign Languages and Literatures 2
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 27 11 156
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 46
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 22
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 23
Medical Reception/receptionist 23
Nursing Assistant/aide and Patient Care Assistant/aide 42
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 27 11
History 13
History 13
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 8
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 8
Forensic Science and Technology
Human Services 7
Social Work 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 16 170
General Studies 16 170
Mathematics and Statistics 4
Mathematics 4
Mechanics and Repairers 9 43
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/technician 5
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 9 38
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 10 44
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2 44
Natural Resources and Conservation 11 6
Forest Management/forest Resources Management 6
Forestry 7
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 33
Health and Physical Education/fitness 33
Physical Sciences 4
Chemistry 4
Precision Production Trades 24
Welding Technology/welder 24
Psychology 16
Psychology 16
Social Sciences 8
Political Science and Government 7
Social Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 7
Art/art Studies 4
Music 3
Work and Family Studies 42
Child Care and Support Services Management 13
Child Development 29
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: Free

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 50%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 47%

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Business Technology C
Agricultural Production A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Hospitality Administration/Management C
Management Information Systems B

Junior High Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B

Engineering Technologies
Computer Systems C
Electromechanical Technologies C
General technology A
Instrumentation Technology C
Surveying Technology A,B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Records Technology C
Nursing (RN) A,B
Nursing – Practical C

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A

Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automotive Technology C
Heavy Equipment Maintenance C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Applied science B
Biological/Physical Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Forestry – General B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B

Precision Production Trades
Welding Technology C

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

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

Social Sciences
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B

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 at Monticello Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(870) 367-6811
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address:Highway 425 South, Monticello, AR 71656
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,924
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):22%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,956 (50% 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:$7,210
Out-of-state Tuition:$13,060
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,649

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Arkansas at Monticello Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services53
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields411
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs711
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service621
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians41
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies12
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Physical Sciences1
Precision Production2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences1
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total327296

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Grand total5

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Arkansas at Monticello 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid49997%
Grant or scholarship aid48795%$7,649
Student loan aid30960%$5,168

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,59376%$6,799
Federal student loans1,69349%$6,063

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Arkansas at Monticello. 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 at Monticello students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

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 at Monticello Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,924
Undergraduate enrollment3,669
Graduate enrollment255

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 at Monticello Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • 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

*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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