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University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Ranked?

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was awarded 55 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UAPB as #2,049 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UAPB held the #2,241 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UAPB is also ranked #29 out of 34 schools in Arkansas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UAPB?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a competitive 60%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 14% of students accepted to UAPB submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 400 and 500. Math scores were between 400 and 500.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff  ( 400 to 500 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff  ( 400 to 500 )
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800
UAPB received ACT scores from 79% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 14 and 18.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff  ( 14 to 18 )
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Learn more about University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff admissions.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is 81%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  81 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has a freshmen retention rate of 74%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UAPB is 11%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  11 out of 100
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100

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University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,507 undergraduates at UAPB with 2,158 being full-time and 349 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Cost?

The overall average net price of UAPB is $11,631. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UAPB

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,533 $11,418 $13,747 $15,157 $16,017

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UAPB, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UAPB, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $5,983 a year. That adds up to $23,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAPB is 13.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UAPB Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UAPB with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $31,984 in their early years. This is about 25% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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See which majors at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff make the most money.

Location of University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a public institution. Pine Bluff is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for UAPB are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1200 N University Mail Slot 4789, Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Phone: 870-575-8000
Website: www.uapb.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uapinebluff
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/uapbinfo

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 26 majors graduated from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Of these students, 368 received undergraduate degrees and 34 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 43 $25,903
Teacher Education Subject Specific 39 $26,630
Liberal Arts General Studies 36 $25,479
Business Administration & Management 32 $26,365
Industrial Production Technology 25 $54,906
Criminal Justice & Corrections 25 $31,246
Nursing 18 $53,914
Social Work 16 $30,974
General Social Sciences 16 NA
Accounting 15 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UAPB

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 2,333 students took at least one online class at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. This is an increase from the 1,604 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,333 166
2018-2019 1,604 84
2017-2018 1,421 52
2016-2017 1,555 58
2015-2016 1,188 76

Learn more about online learning at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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