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The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is a Historically Black University and an 1890 Land Grant Institution.  It serves a diverse student body of over 2,600 graduate and undergraduate students.  Over the past several years students have enrolled at the institution from 40 different countries.  The University offers 30 baccalaureate, 8 master's, and one PhD degree across a broad spectrum of subject areas. The faculty is the most racially and ethnically diverse of any public institution in the state of Arkansas; 52.8% are African-American, 23.6%  are Asian-American,  and 23% are Caucasian-American (European descent), representing 20 different countries. 

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The University is pleased to provide information in accordance with federal and state regulations and/or institutional policies for students, parents, employees, and other stakeholders.  For details, please visit the links provided below:

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  It has program accreditation by the National Association for Schools of Music, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  The institution is a member of the American Council on Education, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Association of American Colleges, National Collegiate Honors Council, and the Council on Social Work Education.   All degree programs at the University are approved by the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

Quick Facts
A brief overview of the University which includes date established, size, student demographic profile, student to faculty ratio, tuition and fee cost annualized, etc. 
Quick Facts Academic Year 2016-17.pdf

Student Right to Know Information:

  • First-year (fall-to-fall) retention rates for the fall 2016 cohort class of first-time full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students is 70.8%.
 Retention Rates.pdf
  • The 2016-17 six-year graduation rates for the fall 2010 cohort as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics/Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is 24%. The transfer-out rate is 21%. Graduation rates for additional cohort classes are included in the following documents.

2016 HEOA Graduation Rates by Student Diversity.pdf
Graduation Rates by Race-Ethnicity.pdf
Graduation and Transfer Rates by Gender.pdf
Graduation Rate Student Athletes and UAPB Cohort 2009-2010.pdf

  • Student Diversity:  Fall 2016 student enrollment totaled 2,821; by race/ethnicity 0.1% are American Indian, 0.4% are Asian, 90.3% are Black, 1.9% are Hispanic, 1.8% are Nonresident Alien (International), 4.7% are White, and 0.1 are unknown/not reported; by gender 58.5% are female and 41.5% are male. Undergraduate and graduate degrees were conferred to 457 students in Academic Year 2015-16: by race/ethnicity 1.1% are Asian, 85.8% are Black, 1.3% are Hispanic, 4.4% are Nonresident Alien (International), 7.2% are White, and 0.2% are unknown/not reported;  by gender 57.5% are female and 42.5% are male.

Student Enrollment by Race-Ethnicity.pdf
2016 Comparative Enrollment (Fall 2003 - Fall 2016).pdf
Degrees Conferred.pdf

Privacy of Student Records -Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
"Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) - A federal law designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data through informal and formal hearings."

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Campus Security
The mission of the UAPB Police and Public Safety Department is to adhere to and enforce the rules and regulations as set by the University's administration, by the City of Pine Bluff, and by the State of Arkansas; to serve and protect, and to ensure a safe environment for the University community, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to deliver quality services in a professional and ethical manner. For additional information, please visit the below link:
Public Safety and Security 

Links to additional Official Institutional Documents:

Undergraduate Catalog
Graduate Catalog
Student Handbook (ROAR)
Faculty Staff Handbook