University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is one of the eleven public 4-year colleges in Arkansas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Fort Smith.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,638 students attend the school. Every year 30% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
UA Fort Smith's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,991, and fees were $1,586. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $11,064 and $1,586 respectively.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students6,638|
|Student to Faculty Ratio18:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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.
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- ACT or COMPASS (taken within the last four years)
- Have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA for all college course work
- NLN PAX-PN score: 105
- 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.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||0||3|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
12/01/1971 - 05/10/2014
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
10/01/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/22/2016 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$166/credit|
|In State Students||$166/credit|
|Out of State Students||$497/credit|
|In District Students||$383/credit|
|In State Students||$383/credit|
|Out of State Students||$633/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of University of Arkansas-Fort Smith's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||6%||$606|
|State Grant & Scholarships||63%||$1,201|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||47%||$3,825|
|Federal Student Loans||40%||$4,599|
$10,809Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$8,842|
|$30,001 to $48,000$9,654|
|$48,001 to $75,000$11,499|
|$75,001 to $110,000$13,640|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.