University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, AR 72204
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University of Arkansas at Little Rock is one of the eleven public 4-year colleges in Arkansas. The campus is located in an urban area, in Little Rock.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 11,624 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 742 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 512 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 69%). Every year 32% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

UA Little Rock's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,600, and fees were $2,398. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $18,810 and $2,398 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students11,624
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 22 125
Bachelor's degree 21 162
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1929 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1970 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
09/01/2009 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1100 to 1160
ACT19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$217/credit
In State Students$217/credit
Out of State Students$625/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$320/credit
In State Students$320/credit
Out of State Students$725/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $9,765 $9,765 $28,125
ADN 70 $15,190 $15,190 $43,750
BSN 125 $27,125 $27,125 $78,125
FNP 50 $16,000 $16,000 $36,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of University of Arkansas at Little Rock's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 55% $4,748
Other Federal Grant 14% $899
State Grant & Scholarships 62% $1,296
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 53% $7,527
Federal Student Loans 59% $6,483
Private Loans 1% $6,491


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$12,288
$30,001 to $48,000$12,984
$48,001 to $75,000$16,268
$75,001 to $110,000$15,989
Over $110,000$16,832

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204

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