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University of Central Arkansas

The University of Central Arkansas is a state-run institution located in the city of Conway, the seat of Faulkner County, north of Little Rock and is the fourth largest university by enrollment in the U.S. state of Arkansas, and the third largest college system in the state. The school is most respected for its programs in Education, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. It is also the home of the UCA Honors College as well as four Residential Colleges.

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Location

Address
201 Donaghey Ave
City
Conway
State
AR
Zip/Post Code
72035

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
9754
Total Graduate enrollment
1470
In State Tuition Fees
5745
Out State Tuition Fees
11242
ACT Score
26
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.30
Male Female Ratio
42:58
Acceptance Rate
94%
Student Faculty Ratio
16:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Bears
Colors
Purple And Gray
Conference
Southland

College History

History

The Arkansas State Legislature created the Arkansas State Normal School, now known as the University of Central Arkansas, in 1907. The purpose of The Arkansas State Normal School was to properly train students to become professional teachers and rid Arkansas of haphazard schoolteachers. Classes began in 1908 with nine academic departments, one building on 80 acres (320,000 m2), 107 students and seven faculty members. Two faculty members taught in two departments and President Doyne taught pedagogy and Latin. In 1925, Arkansas State Normal School became Arkansas State Teachers College. The name change more accurately reflected the primary focus of instruction and mission of the institution. Flowers looking towards the south, central part of campus. By 1967, the mission of Arkansas State Teachers College had changed. Though teacher training was still an important part of the school's mission, other fields began to expand in liberal arts studies and in the emerging field of health care. To recognize the institution's existing academic diversity another name change was in order. In January 1967, Arkansas State Teachers College became the State College of Arkansas. President Silas Snow, who championed the name change in 1967, organized State College of Arkansas along university lines in preparation for still yet another name change. State College of Arkansas grew rapidly and offered an ever-widening range of degree programs. By January 1975, Snow�s efforts were realized as the State Department of Higher Education recommended State College of Arkansas be known as The University of Central Arkansas, or UCA.

College Specialty

Specialty

The College of Liberal Arts is a community of teachers, scholars and students whose primary mission is the pursuit of knowledge. Through teaching, advising, scholarly or creative endeavors and community and professional service, the faculty members of the college seek to extend their own knowledge, the knowledge of their students and the knowledge of other members of the larger community. By exploring and freely exchanging ideas, members of the college advance the understanding of different disciplines, cultures and viewpoints. The College of Liberal Arts is committed to establishing and maintaining a culturally diverse environment characterized by openness and mutual respect. Through its recruitment of faculty, staff and students, its curricular offerings and its extra-curricular activities, the college seeks to introduce students from many backgrounds to the great diversity of groups and cultural traditions that characterizes American society and the world

Alumni

Alumni

Dale Alford, Ophthalmologist and politician J.R. Ammons, Program Director WZPL Curtis Burrow, Professional football player Gerald Clarke, artist and educator Joe Farrer, Physical therapist and member of the Arkansas House of Representatives Gil Gerard, Aactor William Harrison (1935�2010), Obstetrician who performed over 20,000 abortions as the only provider in Northwest Arkansas. Benjamin Travis Laney, 33rd Governor of Arkansas James Corbitt Morris, Songwriter/musician Scottie Pippen, NBA Hall of Famer and 6 x NBA Champion Nate Bowie, professional basketballer and UCA single-game scoring record-holder with 39 points in a single game. Kris Allen, Singer and American Idol Winner Natalie White, Winner of Survivor: Samoa Dee Brown, Author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Sheffield Nelson, Chairman of Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company, former chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Republican National Committeeman, and Republican nominee for governor in 1990 and 1994 Charlie Strong, Head football coach University of Texas Monte Coleman, Washington Redskins, 3 times Super Bowl appearance, 2 times Super Bowl champion, Head football Coach University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff David Evans, Professional football player, NFL, CFL and Arena football league Jimmy Driftwood, American folk music songwriter and musician Shawn Womack, former member of both houses of the Arkansas State Legislature; circuit judge in Arkansas' 14th Judicial District; resident of Mountain Home

Campus

Campus

Co-Educational; Residential

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