Founded in 1873 as Branch Normal College, a branch of the Normal Department of the Arkansas Industrial University, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has undergone many changes. During the span of its existence, the school has had three name changes, from Branch Normal College to the Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal School in 1921, to the Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College in 1927, and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 1972. This great institution has survived for 141 years and it proudly stands as a beacon of light and hope for students across this great nation. This remarkable University stands shoulder to shoulder with other universities as a fully accredited institution of higher education. Building on the values of our earlier leaders, strong men of vision and determination – Joseph C. Corbin, Jefferson Ish, Robert Malone, John Brown Watson, and Lawrence A. Davis, Sr. and other contemporary leaders, we will continue to thrive as we embrace students in order to impart academic knowledge as well as life lessons, and develop leaders who are powerful, courageous, and determined to achieve Truth, Wisdom, and Justice.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is accredited by
The Higher Learning Commission: Member
North Central Association
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