Arkansas College Tour

No matter your major, Arkansas colleges and universities fit the bill

Savvy Arkansas College Guide

The only thing that’s more surprising than the diversity of higher education options that exist in Arkansas is sometimes where you find the major of your dreams. Among the outstanding humanities, IT, business and science curriculum—which have been around for decades—a few less-traditional majors have emerged.

 You can study forestry at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and learn marine biology at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia; become a world-class mixologist at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock or the next music mogul at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.

 The fact is, if you can dream it up, Arkansas’s colleges and universities can probably accommodate your heart for service, head for facts and figures or your spirit for the Almighty on campuses large and small in a town that suits your style.

The following gives a glimpse into some of the variety and quality of education that can be had among Arkansas’ institutions of higher learning.

Four-year Colleges 

Arkansas State University | Jonesboro | astate.edu         

Arkansas State University’s (ASU) total enrollment is just over 13,000 students but the school casts a long shadow thanks to its many public-private partnerships bringing new opportunities to the university. ASU entered a partnership to open a $75 million campus in Queretaro, Mexico; brought the New York Institute of Technology's College of Osteopathic Medicine to the Jonesboro campus and partnered with a North Carolina company on a project to increase campus housing. ASU’s capital campaigns have totaled $175 million and the activity is paying off with some of the academically gifted freshman classes in the school’s history measured by highest ACT scores and high school GPAs. The value of its academics is obvious: In the field of education and health care (two of ASU’s specialties) 84 and 70 percent of graduates, respectively, reported being employed in their field or admitted to graduate school.

"As prospective students have heard us say, 'People can tell you how great a place is, but the best way to know whether it is right for you
is to see it—and experience it—for yourself.' At Arkansas State, we welcome your visit, and we offer a variety of personalized visitation programs. Schedule yours at visit.AState.edu. In the meantime, take some time to enjoy our interactive digital viewbook, at viewbook. AState.edu, to learn more about university life and opportunities at A-State. Supporting our students in a nurturing atmosphere is central to our mission of educating leaders, enhancing intellectual growth and enriching lives."—Dr. Doug Whitlock, chancellor

Campus Living & Safety The popularity of on-campus living at A-State is at an all-time high as the school recorded a fourth consecutive year of maximum occupancy in the fall of 2016. From living-learning communities to on-campus apartment-style residential housing for upperclassmen, Arkansas State provides a range of safe, quality options with more under construction.

Tuition & Financial Aid Arkansas State awards more than $100 million in federal aid each year, and combined with more than 25 additional institutional scholarship programs and numerous privately funded scholarship, between 85 and 90 percent of students at A-State receive some type of financial assistance.

Internships & Work Study Numerous internship and work-study opportunities are available to students who qualify.

Sports The Red Wolves play at the highest level of NCAA sports— Division I BCS competition—and are leaders in the Sun Belt Conference. The Red Wolves' success brings excitement to each of A-State's 16 varsity sports.

Clubs & Activities A-State has more than 200 special interest clubs ranging from academic disciplines to intramural sports. The Student Activity Center opened in fall 2015 and enhances the programs of the Red WOLF Center. A-State is the first bicycle-friendly university in Arkansas. 
 

Arkansas Tech University | Russellville | atu.edu

Arkansas Tech University (ATU) has enjoyed 17 consecutive years of record enrollment and this year welcomed 12,054 students, which again ranked ATU the third-largest post-secondary institution in Arkansas. Part of this growth is due to Arkansas Tech’s affordability; all undergraduate students who are legal residents of states contiguous to Arkansas receive a waiver of out-of-state tuition charges. Arkansas Tech University offers majors in 21 academic areas—including many degrees that are in high demand—and updates these offerings frequently to stay at the forefront. Notable recent examples include electrical engineering, biomedical and environmental science. Other new degree programs include chemistry education, computer science education, physics education and a game and interactive media design program providing the skills necessary to work in the video game and entertainment industries.

Almost 12,000 students are enrolled at Arkansas Tech University. What has allowed Arkansas Tech to build one of the highest graduation rates among public universities in the state, and become the No. 1 choice for Arkansans who wish to study in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields? Our students tell us it is because Arkansas Tech faculty and staff care about them as individuals. It’s because we offer academic programs that connect with current and emerging career opportunities, including new degrees in fields such as game and interactive media design, environmental science and computer science education, all while remaining an affordable choice for higher education.”— Dr. Robin E. Bowen, president

Campus Living & Safety Arkansas Tech University has been named the 2016 safest public university campus in the state of Arkansas by BackgroundChecks.org. The staff at BackgroundChecks.org combined data from recent Department of Education reports, natural language analysis, social media sentiment analysis and their own research to create the list of safest universities and colleges in Arkansas.

 Tuition & Financial Aid Arkansas Tech has seven levels of freshmen academic scholarships beginning with a minimum composite ACT score of 21 and 3.25 minimum cumulative high school grade point average. Academic scholarships are awarded competitively. Tuition and mandatory fees for an undergraduate student enrolled in 30 hours at Arkansas Tech during the 2016-17 academic year are $8,280. Residence hall rates in 2016-17 start at $1,628 per semester. Meal plan rates in 2016-17 start at $1,267 per semester.

Internships & Work-Study The Federal Work-Study program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need.

Sports Arkansas Tech sponsors men’s programs in baseball, basketball, football and golf as well as women’s programs in basketball, cross country, golf, softball, tennis and volleyball. All 10 Arkansas Tech intercollegiate athletic programs have qualified for NCAA postseason play on at least one occasion. Arkansas Tech is a member of NCAA Division II.

Clubs & Activities Greek Life is thriving at Arkansas Tech with one in five freshmen choosing to be a member of a sorority or fraternity. There are more than a dozen organizations representing the Interfraternity Council, College Panhellenic Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council. In all, there are more than 100 registered student organizations at Arkansas Tech. They vary from social to professional to service organizations.

Dorm Information More than 2,600 students choose to live in student housing at Arkansas Tech, which offers 17 housing facility options for its students including apartment living, suite-style residence halls and traditional residence halls.

Central Baptist College | Conway | cbc.edu

Campus Living & Safety Located in Conway, Central Baptist College (CBC) students enjoy easy access to nearby Little Rock, yet reside in the friendliness and security of a small town. CBC is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a Best Regional College in the South.

Tuition & Financial Aid Life is full of hurdles. At CBC, we offer a myriad of financial options to make these hurdles a little more manageable. 

Sports Athletics are an important part of the CBC campus life. CBC is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), and competes in the American Midwest Conference (AMC). CBC offers basketball, golf, soccer, baseball, wrestling, softball, and volleyball.

Clubs & Activities At CBC we encourage students to get involved with like-minded students in events that encourage lifelong relationships and nurture the mind and spirit. Some of our organizations include: Fishing Club, Medical Professions Society, President’s Leadership Council, Student Activities Board, Mustang Radio and more.

Dorm Information Dickson Hall is the newest residence hall on the CBC campus. Each room in Dickson Hall accommodates two students and features a private bathroom. They come fully furnished with two sets of the following furniture: loftable bed, twin mattress, desk, chair, wardrobe, and nightstand/small chest of drawers. This building has central heat and air (each room having its own programmable thermostat), cable television, and Wi-Fi.

Crowley’s Ridge College | Paragould | crc.edu

Campus Living & Safety Crowley’s Ridge College (CRC) sits on 150 acres of Crowley's Ridge. We offer degrees in Bible, Business and Education. We have approximately 230 students on campus. CRC does have a strict firearm policy. No weapons of any kind are allowed on campus.

Tuition & Financial Aid CRC has a one-price cost, which includes tuition, room/board, books and fees. The 2016-17 school year cost to attend is $18,800. Athletic and academic scholarships are available. Athletic scholarships are given by coaches based upon experience and skill. Academic scholarships start at a 20 on the ACT or SAT equivalent.

Internships & Work-Study CRC has campus work-study, which is based upon FAFSA information through the Financial Aid office.

Sports Men's sports include: baseball, basketball, golf and cross country. Women's sports include: softball, basketball, volleyball and cross country.

Clubs & Activities CRC offers intramurals, coffee house/talent shows, Pioneer Day, fall retreat to Branson, Mo., and a ski trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Dorm Information Women's dorms are suite-style in which four women share a bathroom. Men's dorms are suite style and community style. Dorms are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis by sending in a $100 nonrefundable dorm fee, which goes toward room and board.                                                                                 

 Harding University | Searcy | harding.edu

Harding University is a private, Christian institution committed to the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences while seeking to strengthen students’ faith and foster a lifetime commitment to serving others. Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas with more than 5,900 enrolled students representing all 50 states and 54 foreign nations and territories. Harding offers 10 undergraduate degrees in more than 100 academic majors, 14 pre-professional programs and 15 graduate and professional degrees. Nearly 50 percent of each graduating class has completed an international trip such as semester-long programs at one of Harding’s seven international campuses in Africa, Australia, Chilé, England, France, Greece and Italy. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the school as a top school in the south for 23 consecutive years and it also ranked ninth in the South in the Best Value School category.

“Harding is a Christian university committed to giving every student a ‘why’ to go with the ‘what’ of their studies so that they are prepared to make meaningful contributions to our world. Harding provides an academically excellent Christ-centered education that is financially accessible to everyone. We invite you to join students from all 50 states and 54 nations who come here to be part of our ‘Community of Mission.’”—Dr. Bruce McLarty, president

Campus Living & Safety Harding University is located in Searcy, a safe and friendly city of almost 23,000 people located an hour’s drive from Little Rock. The campus occupies 350 acres with 47 buildings including a library, a world-class recreation center, 14 residence halls and five student apartment complexes. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Harding also offers semester-long overseas campus programs in Zambia; Brisbane, Australia; Viña del Mar, Chile; London, England; Paris, France; Athens, Greece; and Florence, Italy.

The Harding Department of Public Safety is open 24/7 to ensure the safety and well-being of the campus community. The department employs nearly 70 officers, with armed officers on duty at all times. Golf cart patrols at night provide around 20,000 rides each year for students going to various buildings and residence halls after dark.

Tuition & Financial Aid Tuition for 2016-17 is $17,940 per year. Total cost including tuition, fees, room and board for 2016-17 is $25,395. Ninety-five percent of students receive financial assistance.

Internships & Work-Study The Center for Career Services coordinates multiple career fairs each year to facilitate internship and job placement for students. Additionally, it conducts hiring for hundreds of campus jobs qualifying for work-study.

Sports As a member of the NCAA Division II, Harding athletic programs include men’s intercollegiate competition in baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis and track as well as women’s intercollegiate competition in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball.

Clubs & Activities Harding offers more than 100 social, musical, religious and academic clubs and organizations, as well as on-campus radio and television stations and a student newspaper.

Dorm Information Nearly all students live on campus in six men’s and eight women’s residence halls as well as five student apartment complexes.

Henderson State University | Arkadelphia | hsu.edu

For 125 years, Henderson State University “The School with a Heart,” has served students and the community alike. Offering 40 bachelor’s degrees, 13 graduate degrees and many other educational programs, the school is consistently ranked for its affordability and quality of programs. The university was named one of the top 50 publicly funded regional universities in the south by U.S. News and World Report rankings. The university received recognition as a 2016 Best Bang for the Buck by Washington Monthly, placing the school No. 27 among southern colleges and universities. Among the leading majors are teaching, management and accounting at the bachelor and MBA level. Registered nursing, mental health and school counseling programs up to the master’s level and various human services and social work majors are also popular as is learning to soar, literally, through the university’s flight program.

“At Henderson State University, we believe in the potential of every person to become an extraordinary leader and difference-maker in society. The university’s very foundation rests on its outstanding ability to educate first-generation college students and students from rural areas by harnessing the transformative power of higher education, and making it available to any and all prospective students who desire to become educated.

For 125 years, Henderson State has worked to bridge student aspirations to career success by instilling in students the skills employers most want—communication, decision-making, teamwork and problem-solving—through the application of a strong core of liberal arts classes that are applied through professional studies.”— Glen Jones, president

Campus Living & Safety Henderson has implemented several safety measures, including: a mass notification system with 26 alert beacons in academic buildings; the installation of outdoor emergency call phones across campus; an outdoor warning notification system/siren; Rave Alert emergency mass notification system for sending text messages and emails; and golf carts to safely transport students during evening hours. Henderson police officers are on duty 24 hours a day.
The Dunn Recreation Center offers a variety of events, activities, competitive and recreational sporting events, outdoor adventure opportunities, fitness and health education and training.

Tuition & Financial Aid 2016-17 undergraduate in-state resident tuition is $215 per semester hour; out of state resident, $443 per semester hour. Henderson offers scholarships, financial aid and work-study programs to help make the college experience more affordable for students.

Internships & Work-study Henderson State prepares students for life-long careers after graduation by encouraging them to use their skills and knowledge outside of the classroom at internships both on and off campus. The work-study program provides part time employment to both undergraduate and graduate students to help supplement educational expenses while providing professional work experience.

Sports
The university’s athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference. Henderson offers 12 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports including football, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, swimming and diving, golf, cross country and volleyball.

Clubs & Activities Henderson is home to more than 90 organizations, with interests ranging from academics, honor societies, religion, music, politics, student government, Greek life, the arts, yearbook and a TV and radio station.

Dorm Information On-campus living has grown immensely at Henderson with a new co-ed residence hall and apartment complex. Henderson offers eight housing options in total, where residents can enjoy on-site laundry facilities, cable TV and wireless Internet, and a recreation center.

Hendrix College | Conway | hendrix.edu

Campus Living & Safety Approximately 85 percent of students live in college-owned housing, including residence halls (three female, two male, one co-ed); various two- and three-bedroom apartment complexes (Hendrix Corner, Huntington, Front Street); The Quad Houses (co-ed housing on campus); and The Village at Hendrix features two- and three-bedroom apartments, as well as new dorm-style living space above commercial restaurants and businesses.

Safety is of primary concern on our close-knit campus where students, faculty and staff look out for one another. Hendrix Public Safety Officers patrol the campus and Conway Police respond quickly.

Tuition and Financial Aid 100 percent of students receive some form of financial aid (e.g. combination of scholarships, grants and loans). The average yearly aid is $28,327 (doesn’t include Hendrix Arkansas Advantage or Governor’s Distinguished Scholars awards). Tuition and fees for 2016-2017 are $54,020.

Internships and Work-Study Hendrix College encourages and requires experiential, hands-on learning as a part of every student’s education. Internships allow direct, practical work experience paired with intentional learning components to provide a rich environment for academic, personal and career-oriented growth and reflection. The internship program at Hendrix offers a professional development class to help students learn and hone “real world” professional skills, a one-on-one faculty mentor to help tie what interns are learning in the classroom with what they are learning at their internship sites, and support from Career Services to help students think about their lives after Hendrix and how internship experiences can influence their futures. Hendrix employs more than 500 students annually in nearly 150 unique student job titles, funded through Federal Work-Study and the Hendrix Work Program.

Sports
Hendrix participates in 21 NCAA Division III sports. The Wellness and Athletics Center includes a climbing wall, fitness center and space for intramural competition and classes. Approximately 75 percent of students participate in intramurals, club sports, and outdoor recreation, or fitness and wellness programs.

Clubs & Activities
Hendrix offers more than 70 clubs, some examples include: Hendrix Unity, International Club, Students for Black Culture, The Aonian literary magazine, KHDX (radio), The Profile news magazine, Troubadour yearbook, Hendrix Hillel, Environmental Concerns Committee, Culinary Club, Sword Club, Outdoors Club, Hendrix Bike Revolution, Hendrix Filmmakers, Social Committee and Student Senate. The Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics and Calling funds retreats, internships, volunteer service projects and mission trips to integrate faith and knowledge. The Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs for Literature and Language host regular programs and events including visiting writers.

Lyon College | Batesville | lyon.edu

Campus Living & Safety Safety officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Lyon College. Officers secure campus property after business hours, enforce campus policies and maintain order on campus. Officers also serve as a liaison to local police and emergency service authorities.

Tuition & Financial Aid Lyon College boasts a generous scholarship program that provides financial support for 99 percent of the student body. Scholarships offered include the Brown, Anderson, and West scholarships, Honors Day and Scottish Heritage scholarships, and various fine arts, transfer and athletic scholarships. Financial aid staff is also available to assist with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), required for students hoping to qualify for federal Pell grants.

Internships and Work-Study Lyon College offers a federal work-study program that provides jobs for students with financial needs. The program allows students to work either on- or off-campus and in a variety of positions.

Sports Lyon College fields intercollegiate athletic teams in baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball and wrestling. And what’s more, Lyon student-athletes comprise more than 40 percent of the total student body. Lyon competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Division I’s Midwest Conference (AMC), and Central States Football League (CSFL).

Clubs & Activities Lyon College boasts more than 40 student-run organizations, including service organizations, cultural awareness groups, spiritual and religious groups, student leadership and activism groups, academic clubs, the Highlander newspaper and the Scot yearbook. In addition, Lyon has cultivated a Scottish Heritage Program designed to teach, preserve and celebrate Scottish arts and traditions in the United States. Students also have the opportunity to zip-line across campus, kayak through the Spring River, plumb the depths of caverns in Blanchard Springs and more with the Lyon Education and Adventure Program (LEAP).

Dorm Information Lyon College has nine residence halls and two apartment-style living spaces. The residential system was originally modeled after the British collegiate house system and strives to integrate the academic and residential programs of the college for the benefit of all students. Within each house is a suite for the Resident Faculty Mentor (RFM), who is a current college faculty or staff member. The RFM guides the residents in programs for the benefit of the entire house.

 Ouachita Baptist University | Arkadelphia | obu.edu

With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students come to know their professors as personal mentors at Ouachita Baptist University (OBU), and these relationships are reflected in graduates’ outstanding 97 percent acceptance rate to graduate schools across the nation. Along with being cited among America’s top colleges by U.S. News & World Report for six consecutive years and among Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges listing for the past eight, OBU has also been ranked by USA Today/CollegeFactual.com among the top 100 Best Nationwide Colleges for Your Money. Among its degree programs and pre-professional offerings in areas such as architecture, engineering and law are brand new courses of study in biophysics, finance and music business that reflect the diversity of today’s students. Not to be missed is the annual Battle for the Ravine, which pits Tiger Nation against Henderson State, is one of college football’s fiercest rivalries, dating back to 1895.

“Ouachita Baptist University is a decidedly Christian university with a strong commitment to a quality residential, liberal arts education. Those priorities make all the difference in the lives of our graduates as they invest in their churches, communities and careers. We invite prospective students to discover the Ouachita difference as we pursue academic excellence in a Christ-centered learning community.”—Dr. Ben R. Sells, president

Campus Living & Safety With a vibrant residential community, 95 percent of Ouachita students live in campus housing. The university campus is a safe environment with Campus Safety officers on duty 24 hours a day.

Tuition & Financial Aid Total tuition, fees and room and board for the 2017-18 academic year is $32,320. More than 97 percent of students receive financial aid, including generous new merit-based scholarship levels.

Internships & Work-Study Ouachita offers federal work-study positions. Our Career Services office and seven academic schools assist students in securing competitive internships in Arkansas and nationally.

Sports Fourteen NCAA Division II teams compete in the Great American Conference. Men: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, swimming, tennis and wrestling. Women: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.

Clubs & Activities Ouachita offers more than 40 registered campus organizations and a nationally-recognized intramural program. Memorable campus traditions including Scholars Day, Tiger Serve Day and Tiger Tunes. Study abroad programs in 15 countries, including the annual European Study Tour each summer.

Dorm Information Ouachita has nine residence halls, and several apartment buildings are within a few blocks of campus.

Southern Arkansas University | Magnolia | saumag.edu

With enrollment jumping 15.3 percent year-over-year, Southern Arkansas University recorded its fourth straight year of record-setting enrollments and solidified its position as the state’s fastest-growing university. Over the past few years, SAU has established popular new programs including engineering, game development and animation design, marine biology, cybersecurity, and social entrepreneurship. SAU was recognized in 2015 as “Most Affordable” and “Highest Return on Investment” among all Arkansas schools by the U.S. Dept. of Education and ranked the state’s fastest-growing university by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. And, bestvaluesschools.com ranked the school the No. 6 Most Affordable Small College in the U.S. To keep pace, the university has invested millions in capital improvements, including new residence halls and softball complex, repurposing a building for classroom space and upgrading the cafeteria, track, library, alumni center and field house just to name a few.

"It is a great time to be a Mulerider! The excitement and energy at Southern Arkansas University’s (SAU) campus is contagious as evidenced by our fourth year of record enrollment. Students are attracted to SAU because of our rich and often unique academic programs, our affordability and our increasing reputation as a caring institution. Over the past few years, SAU has established several new and distinctive programs that are proving popular in the state and region. SAU Engineering, which launched fall 2013, already has an enrollment this fall of around 200 students. SAU’s Game Development and Animation Design programs have attracted more than 100 students to Magnolia. Marine Biology is also growing with more than 20 declared majors. Programs recently launched are already garnering attention and include Cyber Security, Social Entrepreneurship, Welding Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology and Musical Theatre."— Dr. Trey Berry, president

Campus Living & Safety Southern Arkansas University is the fastest growing university in Arkansas. The campus is a buzz with energy and life, and the student-centered atmosphere is felt by first-time visitors and soon-to-be graduates. SAU has a University Police Department that operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Tuition & Financial Aid SAU is the most affordable university in Arkansas and has the highest return on investment, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The Office of Financial Aid is able to assist most students in finding financial assistance for their education. SAU also offers a number of scholarship opportunities.

Sports SAU is a competitive member of the NCAA Division II and part of the Great American Conference. Men’s teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, track and golf. Women’s teams compete in volleyball, basketball, cross country, softball, track and golf. The SAU rodeo team is nationally competitive and the SAU fishing team is quite popular.

Clubs & Activities The list of opportunities available outside of the classroom at SAU is as broad and diverse as the list of degree programs. Students can find a niche to match any interest through more than 60 student organizations. Entertainment flavors the campus experience throughout the year as SAU offers professional entertainment, concerts, plays, movies, lectures, workshops and intramural sports to round out the complete college experience.

Dorm Information Through the Residential Interest Group program, SAU offers students the unique experience of living with others who share similar interests. Because of the record enrollments, including campus living, SAU recently completed construction of two new residence halls at the north entrance to campus.

University of Arkansas Fort Smith | Forth Smith | uafs.edu

 The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (UAFS) offers more than 80 future-focused bachelor and associate degrees and certificates to prepare students for the challenges of a changing world. In-demand concentrations include IT programming, security and enterprise computing and information systems management. Healthcare is also big with programs in imaging sciences, practical nursing, radiography and a Master’s of Healthcare Administration to name a few. The university is one of the most affordable in the region, made moreso by 96 percent of UAFS students receiving some form of financial aid, in total more than $54 million awarded. UAFS also stacks up well against peer institutions, named the college with the second-best value for a criminal justice degree in the U.S. by Best Value Schools and third-best affordable school for the RN to BSN program in the United States by Great Value Colleges.

“As one of the best values in the state for a career-focused education, the University of Arkansas—Fort Smith prepares students for the next step in their lives through applied learning overseen by dedicated professors, a tight-knit campus offering numerous leadership opportunities and a unique bond with the community that allows them to do more with their education. Our students apply what they’ve learned in a variety of ways: they paint in international murals festivals, write and direct their own theatrical productions, intern with industry leaders and elected officials, and receive mentoring opportunities from community leaders and CEOs. Visit our beautiful campus and learn more about the opportunities UAFS has to offer.”— Dr. Paul B. Beran, chancellor

Campus Living & Safety UAFS has 104 registered student organizations, and we add on average about ten new organizations every year. During the 2015-16 academic year, our student organizations hosted more than 300 different events and activities both on and off-campus.

The UAFS Police Department serves the campus community with full time police services. The department offers safety escorts, lighting tours, emergency phone locations, Rave Guardian App for communication from smart phones, building locks and unlocks and mass alerts through the Lion’s Alert, which allows mass notification alerts.

Tuition & Financial Aid  Undergraduate in-state tuition for 2016-17 is $160 per credit hour; out-of-state tuition is $437 per credit hour. Each year, more than 80 percent of UAFS undergraduates receive financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, work-study and other tuition assistance programs.

Internships & Work-Study Internships are one of many ways students receive applied learning opportunities at UAFS, and the university encourages students to pursue internships across the city and beyond. UAFS students have interned with the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS), NASA and prestigious literary presses, in addition to companies across the greater Fort Smith region. The university also sends a student to Washington, D.C., each summer to intern with Congressman Steve Womack.

Sports UAFS athletic teams engage in intercollegiate competition in men’s baseball, basketball, golf, tennis and cross country and women’s basketball, golf, tennis, cross country and volleyball. Since becoming a member of NCAA Division II and the Heartland Conference, UAFS has won conference championships in volleyball, women’s basketball, men’s basketball, and men’s golf.

Dorm Information First-time, full-time in-coming college freshman who want to live on-campus must stay in our Lion’s Den Residence Hall. The Lion’s Den Residence Hall offers suite-style living. Returning students are permitted to live in the Sebastian Commons, which offers apartment-style living.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Little Rock | ualr.edu

Providing the opportunities of Arkansas’s biggest city, yet small enough to deliver individual attention, the University of Arkansas Little Rock (UALR) represents the best of all possible worlds. UALR’s reputation is particularly distinguished in its engineering programs; UALR’s Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology is ranked the 41st best undergraduate engineering programs nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The College of Business is another popular choice among UALR students, especially with the many partnerships the university has forged within the local business community. The university’s online learning program has always been at the forefront of providing online educational opportunities and today offers more than 450 online courses each semester, making earning a college degree easier and more cost-effective than at any other time in the school’s history. UALR has been rated a military-friendly institution for the past six years.

“As the newest chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, I’ve been impressed by both the quality of the programs we offer in the heart of our state, and our qualified faculty who are available to our students. In my short time on campus, I’ve become convinced that any student who desires a higher education in a vibrant urban setting does not have to leave the state, nor incur enormous debt, to get it. Our centralized, capital city location offers access to research, internships, service opportunities, employment and much more. Our goal is to see students through to a timely graduation, and ensure they have career-ready skill sets. I urge anyone to come by for a visit and learn about all we offer.”—Andrew Rogerson, Ph.D., chancellor

Campus Living & Safety The Department of Public Safety provides a full range of services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A wide range of measures are in place, including: an emergency alert system to notify students during an emergency or crisis; a transit system for safely traveling to and from classrooms and other buildings; and student lighting walks to determine if campus lights are out or need to be installed.

Tuition & Financial Aid In-state average tuition and fees for the 2016-17 academic year are $8,633. About 70 percent of students receive scholarships and/or financial aid. There are also a variety of scholarships for our diverse student population. Last year, we awarded more than $110 million in scholarships and financial aid.

Internships & Work-Study Our many academic programs offer options in the capital city and across the globe for internships with organizations in government, banking, nonprofits and other industries. The construction management program, for example, brings employers to interview students for internships, which often leads to good-paying jobs before they even graduate.

Sports We are proud members of the Division I Sun Belt Conference. The Little Rock Trojan men’s basketball team completed a historic journey during the 2015-16 season that began with the team's 10-0 start, continued with the Sun Belt Tournament win, and finished with an upset victory over fifth-seeded Purdue in the NCAA Tournament.

Clubs & Activities A range of organizations are open to students, including Anthropology Club, Clay Guild, Ethics Bowl Team, Student Government Association, Cyber Security Club and Trojan Elite Dance Team, along with numerous honor societies and social groups.

Dorm Information We offer some of the newest on-campus living arrangements in the state. Perks of on-campus living include convenient access to classes and study groups, free cable and Wi-Fi access. Check out ualr.edu/housing for more.

University of Arkansas | Fayetteville | uark.edu

Campus Living & Safety Nowhere else in the state can students experience the range of majors, classes, research opportunities and access to world-class faculty and cutting-edge facilities offered by the University of Arkansas. And all that happens in Fayetteville, which was recently named No. 3 among the best places to live in the U.S.

Tuition & Financial Aid The U of A is consistently ranked as one of the top research universities and best values in the U.S. Go to admissions.uark.edu to apply or set up a visit to campus to learn what scholarship and financial aid packages are available

Internships & Work-Study The University of Arkansas offers 231 academic programs and certificates, more than any other university in Arkansas. Several colleges and programs rank among the best in the U.S. Many of our graduates have jobs lined up before graduation.

Sports In addition to cheering on the Razorbacks, students at the U of A have many options for their own exercise and recreation. University Recreation offers comprehensive fitness and recreational opportunities, from club sports such as rugby, hockey and quidditch to intramurals in basketball, flag football and volleyball. There are also outdoor activities like rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking and bicycling, as well as fitness offerings such as swimming, dance and yoga.

Clubs & Activities The University of Arkansas has more than 400 registered student organizations. If a student can’t find an organization to their liking, they can start No. 401. Students organize campus entertainment programs, including concerts by national acts such as Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg and John Legend. Distinguished lectures have included speakers like Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel, former President George H.W. Bush, soccer star Abby Wambaugh and Bill Nye, the Science Guy.

University of Arkansas at Monticello | Monticello | uamont.edu

Comprised of three campuses (Monticello, McGehee and Crossett) and covering more than 1,600 acres including timber and farmland, the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) strives for excellence in all its endeavors. UAM ranks among the 50 Most Affordable Small Colleges for a Master’s of Education degree in a recent ranking by topeducationdegrees.com. UAM supports six graduate degrees, 31 baccalaureate degrees, seven associate degrees, 17 technical certificates and is home to the state’s only school of forestry. UAM College of Technology in Crossett and McGehee are in high demand; the schools’ respective rosters of programs have been on the occupational demand list in Arkansas, particularly the southeast portion of the state, for nearly a decade. Over 80 campus organizations, 12 of them Greek, plus a robust athletics program, allow students the opportunity to get involved and social circles during their college experience.

“Since becoming chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Monticello in January, I have come to understand and embrace the unique mission of the institution, which can be summed up in one word—opportunity. UAM provides a broad range of academic opportunities from certificates of proficiency and technical certificates at our Colleges of Technology in Crossett and McGehee, to baccalaureate and master’s degrees on our main campus in Monticello. We are home to the state’s only School of Forestry and Natural Resources; our Computer Information Systems students excel in statewide competitions; our science graduates have one of the state’s highest acceptance rates to professional and graduate schools; and we have a world-renowned jazz program. As we move forward, we will continue to focus on opportunity—for our students to succeed and make their dreams a reality.”— Dr. Karla Hughes, Chancellor

Campus Living & Safety The University Police Department (UPD) has primary responsibility for campus safety, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Specifically, the UPD is responsible for crime prevention, law enforcement, parking control, emergency response, residence hall security, policing of special events, and various other community services on campus. Rave Wireless provides the UAM alert emergency notification system, which can rapidly provide mass notifications during natural disasters or other emergencies taking place on campus. Numerous video surveillance cameras are located in common areas throughout the UAM campus.

Tuition & Financial Aid In-state resident tuition in 2016-17 is $155.00 per hour; out-of-state resident tuition is $350.00 per hour.

Sports UAM is a member of NCAA Division II, the Great American Conference and fields intercollegiate athletic teams in football, basketball, baseball, golf, cross country, volleyball and softball. UAM also offers competition in rodeo for both men and women, although rodeo falls outside the direction of the NCAA.

Clubs & Activities UAM has a variety of social, service and academic organizations for a well-rounded student experience. The university is home to last year’s national champion debate team, an internationally-recognized jazz band, a forestry club that dominates the annual Southern Forestry Conclave competition and a number of Greek organizations.

Dorm Information On-campus housing includes traditional and suite-style living in four residence halls as well as an apartment complex. On-campus students have a number of dining options as part of their on-campus experience.

University of Central Arkansas | Conway | uca.edu

Campus Living & Safety The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Police Department is an effective, skilled and progressive organization made up of men and women who are dedicated to their profession and to the mission and values of the university. We are dedicated and committed to improving the quality of life in our community through a spirit of service and the highest standards of personal and professional integrity. The UCA Police Department, comprised of 28 full-time sworn police officers, nine full-time support staff and several part-time staff, provides around-the-clock law enforcement, public safety, emergency management and 9-1-1 services to the UCA community. 

Tuition & Financial Aid  The mission of Student Accounts is to professionally assist students, parents and third party agencies through the payment process and serve as the main monetary collection point for the University of Central Arkansas. We strive to offer the best possible service consistent with policies and regulations. We provide information, assistance and education to students and parents so they can fully understand the cost of attending the university, the dates when these costs are due and the methods of paying the costs.

Internships & Work Study The mission of the Career Services Center is to assist students in maximizing their educational experience by providing access to career planning, programs, presentations and employment opportunities. Career counselors are available to students by appointment to discuss career options and to prepare for the internship-seeking process.

Sports Women’s sports include: basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis, golf, soccer, cross country, and track and field. Men’s sports include: football, baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, cross country and track and field.

Clubs & Activities Student Life provides opportunities for learning, leadership, community building, creative expression, volunteerism, mentoring and much more. UCA offers more than 200 student organizations, clubs and recreational activities to help students engage in campus life, and to become active members of the UCA community.

Dorm Information Our campus residences are more than buildings—they are living and learning centers. We have traditional residence halls and apartment options to fit your different housing needs. Living in the residence halls or other campus housing offers everything needed for college survival, as well as many advantages. You will have convenient access to campus facilities, comfortable living accommodations and a residence life staff to help.

University of the Ozarks | Clarksville | Ozarks.edu

The University of the Ozarks has developed a legacy of pushing boundaries. This private undergraduate university was the first in Arkansas to admit women, the first historically white college in Arkansas to confer a degree on an African American and to racially integrate athletics, and the first in the nation to create a program specifically designed for students with learning disabilities. That groundbreaking spirit continues, as the school combines a liberal arts education with specialization in multiple fields. Ozarks’ innovative LENS Program curriculum allows students to synthesize and connect across many different departments and graduate with an academic major and two minors. The university’s comprehensive academic program includes more than 60 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, and small class sizes ensure one-on-one attention. Ozark also boasts 16 NCAA Div. III sports and 45 campus organizations to suit every interest.

“True to a Christian heritage that is more than 180 years old, University of the Ozarks’ mission is to prepare students from diverse religious, cultural, educational and economic backgrounds to live life fully. We have not raised tuition and other fees for four consecutive years, a testament to our commitment to providing the highest possible quality for our students and their families in the most affordable manner. Not only is that consistent with our values, it creates high value for our students.”—Richard L. Dunsworth, president

Campus Living & Safety University of the Ozarks offers seven on-campus residential housing options, ranging from traditional residential halls to apartment-style lodging. On-campus students can take advantage of extensive residential life programming, free on-site parking and laundry services, a modern fitness center, cable TV and high-speed Internet, and a full service dining hall and snack bar. The small, well-lighted campus is patrolled 24/7 by the university’s Department of Campus Safety.

Tuition & Financial Aid Each year, the university awards more than $7 million of its institutional funds to student scholarships. Scholarships range from the $8,000 Achievement Scholarship to the full-tuition Hurie Scholarship. Overall, 95 percent of Ozarks students receive some form of financial aid. For the past two years, Ozarks has been ranked as the No. 1 “Best Value” college in the South region by U.S. News & World Report.

 Internships & Work Study Ozarks encourages students to pursue internship opportunities and offers assistance to students who want to take part. The King Endowment for International Study and the Academic Enrichment Fund are competitive grants that provide nearly $100,000 a year for students who want to pursue internships or study abroad opportunities. There are also numerous work-study opportunities throughout campus that students can participate in.

Sports The university’s athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference, made of universities throughout Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Ozarks offers 19 men’s and women’s sports programs including: basketball, soccer, cross country, baseball, softball, tennis, wrestling, swimming, cheer, long distance track and shooting sports.

Clubs & Activities The university offers more than 40 clubs and organizations for students, ranging from academic to social to recreation. Also, Ozarks Outdoors is one of the most dynamic outdoor recreation programs in the state, providing numerous opportunities to explore and enjoy the nature-rich environment that is right outside of campus.

Williams Baptist College | Walnut Ridge | wbcoll.edu

Campus Living & Safety Williams Baptist College (WBC) is situated on a beautiful campus of 250 acres in rural northeast Arkansas. Nearly 80 percent of WBC students live on campus in modern and comfortable residence halls. The setting provides a safe environment, and WBC also takes security very seriously, with certified law enforcement officers on duty.

Tuition & Financial Aid Williams is one of the most affordable Christian colleges in the U.S., and financial aid is available for both academics and athletics. More than 90 percent of WBC students receive financial aid.

Internships & Work-Study Williams students enjoy learning and career opportunities through internships in a wide array of fields. Work-study opportunities are also available.

Sports As of the 2017-18 school year, the Williams Eagles field teams in 18 varsity and three junior varsity sports. WBC competes in the American Midwest Conference of the NAIA.

Clubs & Activities There are more than 25 student organizations on the Williams campus, including 10 academic honors societies. Academic organizations frequently compete and make presentations at state and national conferences.

Dorm Information Women's residence halls are Southerland Hall, Shell Wing and the soon-to-be-completed Belle Hall. Residence halls for men include Nicholas Hall, Butler Hall, Cash Hall and Wilson Hall. 

Two-year Colleges

Arkansas State University at Beebe | Beebe | asub.edu

Campus Living & Safety Based on Clery Act reporting, ASU-Beebe has been ranked first among the top 450 colleges in the nation for Safest Colleges and Universities by StateUniversity.com. The university police officers are fully certified and authorized to protect the person and property of students and of the university community. In 2014, ASU-Beebe implemented a new emergency mobile alert system which includes phone calls, text messaging, email messaging, social media, website notification, loud speaker announcements and classroom computer screen takeover. Security awareness and crime prevention programs are conducted by the university police throughout the year.

Tuition & Financial Aid  Students are looking to have a college degree without a lot of student loan debt and ASU-Beebe offers degree options at a very affordable price. At $98 per credit hour, we offer the lowest tuition in central Arkansas, and an affordable option for students seeking a degree, looking to transfer to other institutions of higher learning or looking to immediately enter the workforce. ASU-Beebe offers numerous institution and private scholarships. Complete details on application procedures and requirements are listed on the applications. For a list of available scholarships, criteria and deadlines, view the ASU-Beebe website at asub.edu.

Internships & Work-Study Several work-study positions are available each semester for students who qualify through financial aid. Student services also offers internship positions during the summer.

Sports Intramural sports provide traditional and non-traditional students on-campus recreation and social activities during the semester. The program provides sports, fun, recreation and exercise for students. Faculty members supervise the program, and students voluntarily take part during after class hours. Co-educational teams provide competition in a variety of activities.

Clubs & Activities Participation in campus life can be a significant part of a student's educational experience, and ASU-Beebe offers several organizations and clubs that offer students the opportunity to build leadership skills and provide social interaction. For a list of clubs and organizations, view the ASU-Beebe website at asub.edu.

Dorm Information As the only community college in Arkansas with traditional residence halls, ASU-Beebe is a true college experience both academically and socially. The residence halls accommodate a total capacity of 248 students. Having a smaller on-campus community makes it much easier for students to become acquainted with each other, form study groups and make friends. Room, board and laundry costs are $3,015 for a single room and $2,590 for a double room per semester.

Baptist Health College Little Rock | Little Rock | bhclr.edu

With nine programs of study and nearly 100 years of distinguished service within the medical fields, Baptist Health College Little Rock has a long and distinguished history of providing education, mentoring, academic support and student services in developing the healthcare professionals of the future. Academic programs include training in patient care professions (practical nursing, registered nursing, occupational therapy assistant, nuclear medicine technology, radiography, sleep technology, and surgical technology) and laboratory roles (histotechnology and medical laboratory science). These programs of study vary in length from one-year certificate programs, a two-year associate degree and a number of baccalaureate degree programs in affiliation with partnering colleges and universities. In each of Baptist Health’s programs, students receive extensive clinical experience that begins early in the educational process. This aspect of the curriculum has earned the college an unparalleled reputation for producing professional, work-ready graduates.

“Baptist Health College Little Rock (BHCLR) is a unique institution guided by the healthcare workforce needs in Arkansas. We offer one-year programs, associate degrees and bachelor degrees through several university affiliations. Our outcomes in retention, board/registry passage and graduate placement are competitive and are available on our website. BHCLR offers rich clinical experiences and a Christian environment. Individuals who fit well in healthcare have a natural tendency to care for others, enjoy learning and challenge and exhibit professionalism in all areas of their life. The field of healthcare is dynamic and growing, and there are many avenues to an incredible career. Visit our website to learn more at bhclr.edu.”—Judy Pile, chancellor

Campus Living & Safety Since 1921, Baptist Health College Little Rock has served the needs of residents throughout Arkansas and the region by providing quality, clinical-focused healthcare education in the areas of nursing and allied health. Currently serving approximately 800 students each year, BHCLR offers students small classroom sizes and one-on-one attention. Our diverse programs include Registered & Practical Nursing, Histotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science, Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Sleep Technology and Surgical Technology. If you have further questions about our programs, please feel free to visit our website, bhclr.edu, for more information about program requirements, admission procedures and cost plans. If you would like to schedule an appointment to tour the school or discuss your educational opportunities with Baptist Health College Little Rock, call 501-202-6220 or email study@bhclr.edu.

Tuition & Financial Aid BHCLR is proud to offer state and federal financial aid options, as well as local scholarships earned by students. We also offer Baptist Health Foundation Scholarships, open to all students. These scholarships vary in award and you can find the application with the Financial Aid Office. If you have any questions about the types of financial aid offered, please contact our Financial Aid Office at 501-202-7486 or email financialaid@bhclr.edu.

National Park College | Hot Springs | np.edu

Campus Living & Safety National Park College (NPC) has armed security guards during business hours through a private company and a contracted Garland County Sheriff’s Deputy. NPC uses an opt-in “all-call” text/email/phone call system to notify the campus community about threats regarding security or weather. The campus is also equipped with a campus-wide loudspeaker system. As part of NPC orientation, students are briefed on the Title IX law and the college’s no tolerance sexual harassment policy. Each semester workshops in SafeZone LGBTQ awareness are offered to faculty, staff and students. NPC employs a full time mental health professional whose services are available to students free of charge. The campus has a Veteran Center for students transitioning from military service.

Tuition & Financial Aid NPC is less than half the cost of a four-year university. We lowered tuition to $88/credit hour and haven’t raised it for two years. 71 percent of NPC students receive financial aid. Last year more than 2,046 students received more than $8.8 million in scholarships and aid. NPC also offers tuition and graduate guarantees. Your tuition will not increase as long as you are continuously enrolled. Plus, we promise you will graduate with the skills employers and transfer institutions expect, or you can retake those courses tuition-free.

Internships & Work-Study Many of NPC’s programs of study offer internship opportunities. Health Science related degrees have clinical experiences built in to the curriculum. Work-study is available for students who qualify through federal financial aid.

Sports NPC has men’s, women’s and co-ed teams for intramural basketball, volleyball, softball, and flag football. NPC also has a newly renovated, well-equipped Wellness Center that is available for student use free of charge. There is a weight room, cardio equipment, workout space, and fully equipped gymnasium.

Clubs & Activities Campus clubs and organizations are active in hosting student activities and events. Students can choose to participate in clubs like Anime, Film Group, or Cultural Diversity Club. We have an active Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, along with many program-specific organizations to build connections in your field of study. As part of a three-tiered shared governance structure, the NPC Student Government Association serves as the voice of the student body to college administration. The Office of Student Life hosts campus-wide student activities throughout the semester.

Northwest Arkansas Community College | Bentonville | nwacc.edu

Campus Living & Safety The College offers tutoring centers for math, reading and writing to assist students. The Pauline Whitaker Library and Information Commons have been updated with modern furniture and areas for both quiet and group study. Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) prides itself on being a safe campus for all students. Officers from the Department of Public Safety can be seen patrolling the campus and answering questions from students.

 Tuition & Financial Aid NWACC strives to keep its tuition rates affordable and has not had a tuition increase in four years. There are many opportunities for scholarships and a majority of our students receive financial aid.

Internships & Work-Study Several work-study positions are available. Internships may be available at local companies and employers.

Sports NWACC has Club Sports, but does not have intercollegiate sports.

Clubs & Activities NWACC has more than 25 clubs and organizations for students to join. Also, our Student Government and Ambassadors Association hosts several events for students to meet other students and learn about ways to be involved on campus. Activities include Welcome Week, Fall Clubs Fair, Pizza with the President, Volunteer Fair, Fall Festival and more. At the request of students, NWACC added a hammock farm where students can study or relax.

Ozarka College | Melbourne | ozarka.eu

Campus Living & Safety Ozarka College makes every effort to provide a safe campus for students, employees and their property.

Tuition & Financial Aid Tuition is $88 per credit hour. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and a representative is available at each campus to assist students in completing their application, and to answer any questions they may have. We provide face-to-face counseling and support throughout the entire process.

Internships & Work-Study Yes

Clubs & Activities The college offers Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association and Student Ambassadors.

Pulaski Technical College | North Little Rock | myptc.pulaskitech.edu

Pulaski Technical College (PTC) is a comprehensive two-year college that serves the educational needs of central Arkansas through technical programs, a university transfer program and specialized programs for business and industry. PTC made two bold statements about the future of the campus recently with the completion of a pair of stunning, state-of-the-art buildings, the two-story, 60,000-square-foot Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute and 60,000-square-foot Center for Humanities and the Arts. In addition to the new buildings, the school received two Title III grants totaling $5.25 million last year from the U.S. Department of Education. Both grants are five-year awards that will support student programs at PTC. Pulaski Tech has been a main source of transfer students to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for many years and articulation agreements with state universities ensure easy transfer of college credits.

“As a leader in higher education in Arkansas, Pulaski Technical College is here to meet the educational needs of students, business, industry and the entire community we serve. Whether a student wants to further his or her education at a four-year institution with our university-transfer curriculum or desires to enter the workforce with an in-demand skill set, Pulaski Tech is committed to improving the quality of life for the people of central Arkansas. The college empowers our students with the knowledge and skills that give them the ability to transform their futures. And as our students succeed, the entire community benefits.”—Dr. Margaret Ellibee, president

Tuition & Financial Aid In-state tuition is $130 per credit hour. Out-of-state tuition is $168 per credit hour. Financial aid and work-study opportunities are available.

Clubs & Activities Pulaski Technical College student organizations include: Amicus Curiae Paralegal Club, Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization, Fine Arts Association, History Club, Lambda Lambda Lambda English Honor Society, Metro Student Ministries, Philosophy Club, Phi Beta Lambda business professional organization, Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, Pulaski Tech Film Society, Pulaski Tech Psychology Society, Student Ambassadors, Student Government Association, Skills USA and Pulaski Technical College Young Democrats.

Shorter College | North Little Rock | shortercollege.edu

A two-year liberal arts institution, Shorter College offers students an opportunity to complete their education with individualized attention due to small class size, while providing a number of supports such as peer tutors, student success coaches and a literacy and math lab. The college has a long history steeped in developing competent leadership among African Americans and providing instruction leading to a general education. With alums such as Scipio A. Jones, a former slave and civil rights lawyer, and Daisy Gatson Bates, civil rights champion and supporter of the 1957 integration of Little Rock Central High School, Shorter College has etched its name indelibly in the struggle for equal rights. The school currently offers five such degrees including general studies, Christian leadership, childhood development, criminal justice and entrepreneurial studies and special programs that help people turn their lives around through education.

South Arkansas Community College | El Dorado | southark.edu

Campus Living & Safety South Arkansas Community College (SouthArk) does not have student housing. It takes its commitment to safety seriously, with an on-campus emergency messaging system, call stations in facility parking lots, a security camera system and emergency call and text messaging capabilities.

Tuition & Financial Aid The 2016-17 in-district tuition is $83 per credit hour. Out-of-district in-state students pay $96 per credit hour. Out-of-state students pay $172 per credit hour. Out-of-state students living in five north Louisiana parishes pay the out-of-district in-state rate. SouthArk offers a range of scholarship opportunities, funded through institutional sources and a private educational foundation, as well as other sources.

Internships & Work-Study SouthArk offers both internship opportunities and work-study.

Sports As a state-funded Arkansas community college, SouthArk is by law not allowed to have extramural sports.

Clubs & Activities The college has a Student Government Association, Student Ambassadors, chapters of the National Society of Leadership and Success, Phi Beta Lambda business organization and Phi Theta Kappa honor society. It also offers other volunteer and leadership opportunities.
 
Dorm Information
 The college does not offer student housing.

Southern Arkansas University Tech | Camden | sautech.edu

Campus Living & Safety Southern Arkansas University Tech (SAUT) has on-campus and off-campus housing for students. The college has a police department, which provides security for the campus.

Tuition & Financial Aid  Tuition for SAUT is $108 per credit hour for in-state students. The college offers institutional and foundation scholarships, and provides free services to students who need help applying for federal financial aid.

Internships & Work-Study  SAUT has opportunities for work-study and extra help jobs for students. Some programs provide paid internship opportunities.

Sports Intramural sports include football and basketball.

Clubs & Activities RHA, PBL and more student clubs are available to students.

Dorm Information On-campus cost of housing is $1,100 to $1,300 per semester per resident. Off-campus cost of housing is $1,300 per semester per resident.

University of Arkansas Community College at Hope | Hope | uacch.edu

Campus Living and Safety No campus housing. Offers on-campus police.

Tuition & Financial Aid Tuition is $64 per credit hour.

Internships & Work Study Available

Sports Shooting sports team.

Clubs & Activities Clubs offered include: Arkansas Licensed Practical Nursing Association (ALPNA), Campus Crusades for Christ (CRU), Fine Arts Club, Funeral Services Club, Information Technology Club, Multicultural Club, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Shooting Sports Cub, Student Government Association (SGA), T&I Club and TRiO Student Success Club.

Dorm Information No campus housing available.