University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: Narrative Description

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4301 West Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199
Tel: (501)686-5000; Admissions: (501)686-5730; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, upper-level, specialized, coed. Part of University of Arkansas System. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees (bachelor's degree is upper-level). Founded 1879. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Endowment: $22.1 million. Research spending 2002-03: $28.1 million. Total enrollment: 2,016. 5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 14% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 42% 25 or older. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, part-time degree program, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Army (c).

Costs Per Year: Area resident tuition: $137 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $3288 full-time, $331 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7444 full-time. Full-time tuition varies according to program. Part-time tuition varies according to program. College room only: $1530.

Collegiate Environment: Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. Medical Sciences Library with 183,975 books, 1,567 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $2.6 million.