University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,640
9.94% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$9,959
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.6%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
69.3%
4,183 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,387
82.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40.8%
311 Graduates

About

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff were General Biological Sciences (37 degrees awarded), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (36 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (31 degrees).

In 2022, 387 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (334 degrees), 19.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is $5,640, which is $−22,690 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is $5,640, which is $−22,690 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,959.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,640
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was $5,640. The cost of tuition at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is $−22,690 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$9,959
2022 Value
9.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,959. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff grew by 9.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,741
Room and Board
$1,120
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was of $6,741 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.23% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,120. The cost of books and supplies increased by 12% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.16% with respect to 2021, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.6%
2019 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was 3.6%, which represents 27 out of the 749 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff received 4,183 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11% annual growth. Out of those 4,183 applicants, 2,900 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,387 students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 2022. 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has an overall enrollment yield of 19.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,900
Accepted Out of 4,183

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was 69.3% (2,900 admissions from 4,183 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 67.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11%, while admissions declined by −8.6%..

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage (2022)
83
Scores Submitted (2022)

14% of enrolled first-time students at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff had a total enrollment of 2,387 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is 1,968 students and the part-time enrollment is 419. This means that 82.4% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, both undergraduate and graduate, is 88.9% Black or African American, 3.18% White, 2.43% Hispanic or Latino, 1.97% Two or More Races, 0.503% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.419% Asian, and 0.126% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (51.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (38.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (1.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (35.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (32%) and White Male (8.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,387 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is 1,968 and the part-time enrollment is 419. This means that 82.4% of students enrolled at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    2,123 enrolled students
  2. White
    76 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    58 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is 88.9% Black or African American, 3.18% White, 2.43% Hispanic or Latino, 1.97% Two or More Races, 0.503% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.419% Asian, and 0.126% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 109 more women than men received degrees from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is black or african american (334 degrees awarded). There were 19.6 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is General Biological Sciences (37 degrees awarded), followed by Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (36 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (31 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (25 degrees awarded), Education (75 degrees), and Physical Sciences (11 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,611,769 people), Secondary school teachers (498,686 people), Physicians (457,092 people), Education administrators (277,078 people), and Postsecondary teachers (268,649 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (25 degrees awarded), Education (75 degrees), Physical Sciences (11 degrees), Biology (37 degrees), and Human Sciences (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are Engineering Technologies (25 degrees awarded), Education (75 degrees), Physical Sciences (11 degrees), Biology (37 degrees), and Human Sciences (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are Elementary & secondary schools (2,855,823 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (603,498 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (576,149 people), Offices of physicians (239,545 people), and Scientific research & development services (206,048 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are Engineering Technologies (25 degrees awarded), Education (75 degrees), Physical Sciences (11 degrees), Biology (37 degrees), and Human Sciences (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was General Biological Sciences with 37 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

139
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
248
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 139 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, which is 0.56 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (248).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 21 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in Physical Education Teaching & Coaching, which is 1.4 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 29 degrees were awarded to men at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in General Biological Sciences, which is 3.63 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 24% of students graduating from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is Male and Hispanic or Latino (60% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.322% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    334 degrees awarded
  2. White
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is black or african american (334 degrees awarded). There were 19.6 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (17 degrees).

0.258% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    232 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    102 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is black or african american female (232 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (102 degrees).

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Operations

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff employs 56 Instructors, 46 Assistant professors and 34 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are Female Instructor (33), Male Assistant professor (26), and Male Instructor (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are: Office and Administrative Support, with 99 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 76 employees, and Service with 65 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$35.1M
2022 Salaries
2.43%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff paid a median of $35.1M in salaries, a 2.43% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.63M
Instructional Salaries
156
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff paid a total of $9.63M to 156 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
56 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
99 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff were Instructor with 56 employees, Assistant professor with 46 employees, and Associate professor with 34 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff were Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 76 employees, and Service with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was Female Instructor with 33 employees, Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Male Instructor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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