University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Fort Smith, AR 72913

Located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The institution is part of University of Arkansas System that operates 10 campuses in De Queen, Fayetteville, Little Rock, Monticello, Batesville, Hope, Morrilton, Little Rock, Fort Smith, Pine Bluff.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $3,840 and fees $1,550. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $10,488 and $1,550 respectively.

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs Offered

  • LPN

    The University of Arkansas (Forth Smith) LPN program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The program is a twelve month full time program which measures student achievement on the basis of predetermined minimum levels of achievement against a competency based criterion referenced system. The program will supplement classroom instruction with clinical experience.

    Admissions Requirements:

    1. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    2. ACT or COMPASS (taken within the last four years)
    3. Have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA for all college course work
    4. NLN PAX-PN score: 105
    5. Clean state and federal criminal background check. People convicted of crime will need to obtain permission from the Arkansas State of Board of Nursing before sitting for the licensure exam.

    Students will be selected on the basis of quality points earned for courses on LPN degree plan and score earned on the NLN PAX-PN.

    The application deadline for enrollment into the program in the fall semester is the 1st of June.

  • ADN Closed in 2014
  • BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 10
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 79

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

University of Arkansas
47.96 miles away
Northeastern State University
49.77 miles away
Kiamichi Technology Center
62.39 miles away
Arkansas Tech University
70.21 miles away
Kiamichi Technology Center
83.59 miles away
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
89.61 miles away
Rogers State University
95.63 miles away
University of Central Arkansas
110.03 miles away
Henderson State University
114.41 miles away
Missouri Southern State University
118.19 miles away

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
12/01/1971 - 05/10/2014
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
ACEN
10/01/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
09/22/2016 - Current

Admissions

100%

Acceptance Rate

Cost (Net Price)

$8,858

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$7,113
30k to 48k$7,820
48k to 75k$10,227
75k to 110k$12,365
Over 110k$12,039
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Financial Aid & Loan

Students receiving any grant or scholarship aid

72%

Recipients

$6,690

Average Amount


Students Who receive Pell Grants

47%

Recipients

$4,677

Average Amount


Federal Student Loans

36%

Recipients

$4,853

Average Amount

Student Population

6,569

Undergrads

15

Graduates

3,648

Women

2,936

Men

65%

Full-time

35%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
69%
Hispanic
11%
Two or more races
7%
Asian
5%
Black/African American
4%
Non-resident alien
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Race/ethnicity unknown
0%

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Arkansas Nurses Foundation Research Grant

Arkansas Nurses Foundation provides research grant for nurses who hold an Arkansas Nursing license and graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. 

Ginny Blankenship Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a non-traditional nursing student attending East Arkansas Community College.

Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing.


More scholarships

Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
5210 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72913
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