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Study at University of Arkansas Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith was founded in 1928 as the Fort Smith Junior College. It was named the Westark Junior College in 1966 and Westark Community College in 1972. The name was changed to Westark College in February 1998, and it gained a university status on January 1, 2002. Presently, it is the sixth largest university in Arkansas. The main campus of the university covers more than 125 acres. It is organized into the following colleges:
  • College of Applied Science and Technology
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Languages and Communication
  • College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
UA Fort Smith competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Its sports teams are known as the Lions and sponsors women's teams in basketball, tennis, golf and volleyball and men's teams in baseball, basketball, tennis and golf.

Profile of University of Arkansas Fort SmithUA Fort Smith is in a small city, in Fort Smith, AR. The school is classified as a public college. Students at UA Fort Smith earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include liberal arts.

UA Fort Smith Selectivity

UA Fort Smith does not admit all applicants.

Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

UA Fort Smith, in 2007, had 6, 611 students (4, 774 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
The school makes available student meal plans.

UA Fort Smith Tuition and AffordabilityDegree seekers find UA Fort Smith to be more affordable than many of its peers. UA Fort Smith Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts438liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, history, English, technical and business writing, Spanish language, cartography
Business and Management137business management, accounting, marketing, accounting technology, financial services marketing, banking, MIS
Education and Teaching110early childhood education, middle school teaching, history teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, biology teaching, Spanish teaching, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine101registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Engineering Technician69drafting, environmental engineering tech, manufacturing tech, quality control tech
Medical Support and Technology55radiation therapist, dental hygienist, radiographer, surgical tech, medical lab tech, respiratory care tech
Computer Science and Engineering43computer and info science, computer applications programming, web design, data processing tech, system administration, network management, computer networking
Therapy and Counselling35psychology
Production Trades33welding, precision metal working, machinist, machine shop assistant
Mechanics and Repair19industrial electronics tech, automobile mechanics, electrical installation and repair, industrial mechanics, computer repair
Science17biology, chemistry
office and Administration14executive secretary, data entry, administrative assistant
Law12legal assistant
Photography and Commercial Art9commercial art
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and administration, forensic science, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Art Studies0visual and performing arts
Family and Social Work0child development, adult development and aging
Contact: UA Fort SmithUniversity of Arkansas Fort Smith

5210 Grand Ave

Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649

General Phone: (479) 788-7000


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