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University of Central Arkansas, a state-run institution, was established in 1907 as the Arkansas State Normal School. It is located in the city of Conway. By terms of Enrolment, it is the second largest university in the state of Arkansas and third largest college system in the entire state. The university offers Enrolment to more than 10, 000 students every year. The University of Central Arkansas is well known for its programs in education, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. There are six colleges under this university:
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
In addition to courses taught at these colleges, there is a study abroad program. There are also four residential colleges:
  • Hughes Hall
  • Minton
  • Short/Denny
  • State Residential College
The sports teams of the University of Central Arkansas are called the UCA Bears and the Sugar Bears. They participate in football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, golf, cross country and track, and tennis.

Profile of University of Central ArkansasCentral Arkansas is found in Conway, AR. Conway is a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at Central Arkansas.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in music and family and social work.

Central Arkansas Selectivity

Admission to Central Arkansas is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 470 and 595.

Central Arkansas has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 12, 619 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life
Central Arkansas offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Southland Conference. Central Arkansas Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management327business management, marketing, accounting, finance, business, MIS, insurance, international business
Education and Teaching303kindergarten/preschool teaching, reading teaching, elementary/middle school admin, middle school teaching, college student Counselling, business teaching, school Counselling, physical education teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts276history, English, library science courses, general studies, political science, sociology, English composition, economics, . . .
Therapy and Counselling196psychology, community health services, physical therapy, psychology courses, Counselling psychology, substance abuse Counselling, school psychology
Family and Social Work129family and consumer science, public administration, community organization
Science104biology, chemistry, physics, biological and physical sciences
Medicine102health professions
Medical Support and Technology91audiology and speech pathology, radiation therapist, nuclear medical tech, clinical lab tech
Media68journalism, public relations and advertising
Nursing and Emergency Medicine65registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy52occupational therapy, exercise science, athletic trainer
Music35music performance, music
Art Studies30art studies
Mathematics26mathematics, applied mathematics
Computer Science and Engineering25computer and info science, computer science
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion
Photography and Commercial Art6cinematography
Medical administration0health care administration
Contact: Central ArkansasUniversity of Central Arkansas

201 Donaghey Ave

Conway, AR 72035-0001

General Phone: (501) 450-5000


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