University of Central Arkansas Graduate School

University of Central Arkansas (referred to as Central Arkansas) is a Public, 4 years school located in Conway, AR.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Central Arkansas is $6,924 for Arkansas residents and $12,056 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,919 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,913 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of Central Arkansas (referred to as Central Arkansas) is a Public, 4 years school located in Conway, AR.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1931 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Central Arkansas Directory Information
School NameUniversity of Central Arkansas (Central Arkansas)
Address201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, AR 72035-0001
Phone501-450-5000
Webhttps://www.uca.edu
Online Applicationhttps://uca.edu/admissions/apply
Financial Infohttps://uca.edu/financialaid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Central Arkansas is $6,924 for Arkansas residents and $12,056 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,919 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,913 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 126 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 16 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$12,056
$6,924 for Arkansas Residents
Student Population1,919
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs126 graduate programs
(16 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Central Arkansas is $6,924 for Arkansas residents and $12,056 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $285 for Arkansas residents and $570 for out-of-state students.
Central Arkansas offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Arkansas Residents$6,924
Out-of-State$12,056
Tuition per Credit Hour
Arkansas Residents$285
Out-of-State$570
Central Arkansas offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)16 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of Central Arkansas is $6,924 for Arkansas residents and $12,056 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 1.87% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$4,807$1,431$9,614$1,431
2019-2020$5,018$1,521$10,037$1,521
2020-2021$5,018$1,611$10,037$1,611
2021-2022$5,063$1,710$10,125$1,710
2022-2023$5,133$1,791$10,265$1,791
The graduate school tuition & fees of Central Arkansas is average compared to public graduate schools in Arkansas. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Arkansas graduate tuition is $13,209 (public) / $20,589 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of Central Arkansas$6,924$12,056
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Arkansas Graduate Schools$11,092$15,778
Public$7,576$13,209
Private$20,589
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $15,815 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Central Arkansas.
On-campus living costs are increased by 6.07% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $15,708. Off-campus living costs are increased by 8.66% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$6,854$5,757$6,493$5,757
2019-2020$7,198$6,317$6,843$6,317
2020-2021$7,554$3,851$7,511$5,584
2021-2022$7,896$4,992$7,810$6,646
2022-2023$8,250$5,420$8,143$7,565
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $285 for Arkansas residents and $570 for other students at University of Central Arkansas. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 1.24% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$267$534
2019-2020$279$558
2020-2021$279$558
2021-2022$281$563
2022-2023$285$570

Graduate Programs at Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas offers 51 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 739 students have completed their study at University of Central Arkansas.
Offered Degrees at University of Central Arkansas
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree338504
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship3122
Doctor's degree - other30111
Post Bachelor's Degree7473
Post Master's Degree5129
Total5114739
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of Central Arkansas by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Educational/Instructional Technology program with 34 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 82 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Physical Therapy/Therapist program with 57 completers.
University of Central Arkansas offers 51 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 739 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 504 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 111 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 73 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 29 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Computer Science10-
Education [+] (3 completers) 173 completers-
Education8-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)7-
Educational/Instructional Technology10-
Special Education and Teaching21-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services22$41,500
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services17-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)68-
Reading Teacher Education20-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] --
Spanish Language and Literature--
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 32 completers$40,200
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences8$40,200
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies24-
English Language and Literature [+] 11 completers-
English Language and Literature8-
Creative Writing3-
Library Science [+] 29 completers-
Library Science (other)29$48,100
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 15 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences15-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 11 completers-
Mathematics4-
Applied Mathematics7-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 26 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management18-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science8-
Psychology [+] --
School Psychology--
Social Sciences [+] (1 completers) 2 completers-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography2-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 13 completers-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production2-
Music Performance11-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 79 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist41-
Athletic Training/Trainer6-
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling7-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor18-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse7$87,600
Business [+] (2 completers) 102 completers-
Business Administration and Management82-
Accounting18-
Management Science2-
History [+] 1 completers-
History1-
Total504
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 15 completers-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)15-
Psychology [+] 5 completers-
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (other)5-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Physical Therapy/Therapist2-
Total22
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 111 completers-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist47-
Physical Therapy/Therapist57-
Nursing Practice7-
Total111
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (3 completers) 41 completers-
Educational/Instructional Technology34-
Special Education and Teaching5-
Reading Teacher Education2-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] --
Spanish Language and Literature--
Social Sciences [+] (1 completers) 3 completers-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography3-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 7 completers-
Music Performance7-
Business --
Total73
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 6 completers-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)6-
Psychology [+] 7 completers-
School Psychology7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] --
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--
Total29

Graduate Student Population at Central Arkansas

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 1,919 students enrolled into University of Central Arkansas graduate schools where it has total 9,913 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 723 full-time and 1,196 part-time graduate students. By gender, 469 male and 1,450 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,9194691,450
Full-time723197526
Part-tme1,196272924
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,463 White (76.24%), 178 Black/African American (9.28%), 85 Hispanic (4.43%), 35 Asian (1.82%), and 158 students with other races. 65 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,9194691,450
American Indian/Native American505
Asian35827
Black/African American17834144
Hispanic852461
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander101
White1,4633431,120
Two More753045
Un-Known1257
Non-resident Alien652540
University of Central Arkansas offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 992 graduate students (51.69% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 183 graduate students (9.54% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,919
Enrolled Online Exclusively992
Enrolled Some Online Courses183
Not in Online Courses744

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