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At a Glance
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is the flagship institution of the University of Arkansas System. Located in Fayetteville, the U of A is the stateâ€™s foremost partner, resource and catalyst for education and economic development. The U of A is a flagship university for the integration of student engagement, scholarship, research and innovation that collectively transforms lives and inspires leadership for a global society.
As Arkansasâ€™s land-grant university, the U of A has a mandate to teach, conduct research and perform outreach. The university offers 220 baccalaureate, masterâ€™s, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs through its 10 schools and colleges. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching places the U of A in its highest research category, making it the stateâ€™s only doctoral-granting, research university with a very high level of research activity and one of only 108 schools in the country with that distinction. Research expenditures at the university now exceed $123 million per year, making research activity a significant academic element at the university and an economic engine for the state.
Points of Pride
- Enrollment at the U of A continues its rapid growth. In fall 2013, enrollment increased by 3.3 percent over the previous year to more than 25,300 students. U of A students represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
- U.S. News and World Report included the U of A among â€śThe 2013 Up-and-Comers,â€ť ranking it ninth among national public universities that have made â€śthe most promising and innovative changesâ€ť to advance academics and the student learning experience.
- The U of A was classified among the â€śGreat Colleges to Work Forâ€ť by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The university was recognized for â€śConfidence in Senior Leadership.â€ť
- During each of the last three fiscal years, the U of A recorded more than $100 million in private gift support and was on track to surpass that amount again in fiscal year 2014.
- For three years in a row, the university has finished among the top 25 college programs competing in the Learfield Sports Directors Cup, a year-long competition based on program-wide athletic success. It was the sixth time in the past seven years Arkansas has finished in the top 25.