University Of Arkansas At Little Rock

University Of Arkansas At Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, also known as UALR, is situated in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is the third leading university in terms of enrollment. The university was established in 1927, and is the only metropolitan university of the state. UALR has the following schools and colleges under it:

  • College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Professional Studies
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology
  • The Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock
  • William H. Bowen School of Law

The sports teams of UALR are nicknamed the UALR Trojans. They are non-football members of the Sun Belt Conference. Some notable alumni of the university are Stewart Isbell, photographer; Lynda Hull, poet; Mike Ross, U.S. Congressman; and Jerry Maulden, Retired CEO of Entergy Arkansas Corporation.

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S University Ave
Little Rock , AR 72204
General Phone: (501) 569-3000

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UA Little Rock Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management338business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international business, MIS, marketing, taxation
Liberal Arts302German language, French language, Spanish language, sign language translation, English, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, ...
Education and Teaching208educational administration, higher education administration, instructional media design, special ed, gifted and talended education, school counseling, adult education, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Family and Social Work139public administration, social work, social service professions
Science108biology, bioinformatics, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, geology, geological and earth sciences, physics
Security and Law Enforcement104criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Therapy and Counseling104psychology, organizational psychology, marriage and family therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine93registered nursing
Media81journalism, advertising, communication and journalism, communication studies
Medicine77public health courses
Engineering Technician59electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech, computer engineering tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy56vocational counseling
Computer Science and Engineering48computer and info science, computer and info science courses, computer programming, information science
Medical Support and Technology22health service and sciences, audiology and speech pathology
Art Studies21art studies
Mathematics16mathematics, applied mathematics
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy
Engineering6systems engineering
Drama and Performing Arts4drama

Number of programs and degrees for UA Little Rock in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,03845
Master's degree47536
Associate's degree1797
Post-master's certificate242
Doctor's degree233
Postbaccalaureate certificate6110
First-professional degree1231

UA Little Rock Student Body

In 2007-2008, UA Little Rock had a total enrollment of 12,135 students (9,222 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 20%
First Professional 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 28%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 12%
20-21 12%
22-24 19%
25-29 19%
30-34 11%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


UA Little Rock Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 36 %

UA Little Rock Room and Board (2007)

UA Little Rock offers campus housing for 666 of its 9,222 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Little Rock, Arkansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arkansas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UA Little Rock Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,121
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,304
Room and board $ 3,198
Room charge $ 3,100
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 10,962

Financial Aid:
UA Little Rock participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 110100)

UA Little Rock Faculty

UA Little Rock has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6758
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3876

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year24$104,17215$81,799
Associate professorcalendar year6$85,1346$89,284
Assistant professorcalendar year4$67,99711$56,388
Instructorcalendar year4$48,35913$53,618
No academic rankcalendar year3$43,4692*
All faculty totalcalendar year41$87,97047$66,983

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year83$84,09627$80,273
Associate professoracademic year67$68,89844$66,410
Assistant professoracademic year63$59,47148$54,958
Instructoracademic year29$39,94858$40,471
Lectureracademic year0*1*
No academic rankacademic year1*4$48,647
All faculty totalacademic year243$68,133182$56,589

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UA Little Rock Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sun Belt Conference
Baseball Sun Belt Conference
Track Sun Belt Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports81220

UA Little Rock Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Information Science/Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Systems Engineering

Engineering Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Public Health, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General

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