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University of Arkansas at Monticello

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Introduction

The University of Arkansas at Monticello is part of the state’s public university system and is overseen by the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees. The school offers certificates of proficiency, technical certificates, associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs in a wide variety of areas.

The school is located in Monticello in the southeastern corner of the state, approximately 100 miles southeast of Little Rock and 85 miles north of Monroe, Louisiana. Having been established in 1910, it was originally named the Fourth District Agricultural School, after which it was called the Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical College as of 1925. In 1971, it had joined the state university system and attained four-year status, changing its name to the current and definitive version. Over the last decade, the school has expanded its mission to include technical education with the merger of the Forest Echoes Technical Institute and the Great Rivers Technical Institute becoming, respectively, the UAM College of Technology at Crossett and the UAM College of Technology at McGehee.

Academics

Academic accreditation at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is given by several bodies. First and foremost, the school as a whole is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Furthermore, individual accreditation for given academic programs is given by the following corresponding bodies: the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, the Council on Social Work Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Society of American Foresters, and the National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Technical programs have been approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, and the Commissions on Accreditation of Allied Health Education.

The academic offering at the University of Arkansas at Monticello ranges from technical certificate courses all the way up to the master’s degree level.

There are nine schools that make up the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and they are: the School of Agriculture, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Business, the School of Computer Information Systems, the School of Education, the School of Forest Resources, the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, the School of Nursing, and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Furthermore, there are three divisions offering specialized programs, which are: the Department of General Studies, the Division of Military Sciences, and the Division of Music.

At the four-year level, students may earn a Bachelor of Arts, of Applied Science, of Business Administration, of General Studies, of Music Education, of Science, of Science in Nursing, or of Social Work degree. Higher still, they may also attain a Master of Science in Forest Resources, of Education, or of Arts in Teaching degree at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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Unique Programs

The school’s programs (at both the bachelor’s and master’s level) within the School of Forest Resources have drawn a lot of acclaim and respect in the academic and wider community due to their unique nature and solid orientation. The school collaborates with the Arkansas Forest Resources Center as well as the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service to allow students in this program to conduct meaningful research in Arkansas’ rich and diverse forests, one of the principal natural resources the state possesses.

Admissions

There is an open admissions policy at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, so virtually all qualified candidates are accepted up through the filling of student capacity for a given semester. Of course, as with any school, certain programs may have admissions standards independent of—and more stringent than—those of the school as a whole.

The admissions requirements for incoming undergraduate, first-time applicants include completing the full application form, providing a complete high school transcript (and from any colleges, if applicable), furnishing official test scores from the ACT, SAT, ASSET, or COMPASS taken within the past five years of the application date, and offering proof of double immunization against measles/mumps/rubella (MMR).

Athletics

Donning green and white jerseys, the athletics teams at the University of Arkansas at Monticello are referred to as the Boll Weevils in the case of the men’s teams, and as the Cotton Blossoms in the case of the women’s teams. The school competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II within the Great American Conference. In total, the school field athletics teams in the following sports: volleyball, football, softball, baseball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s cross country, and men’s and women’s basketball. Additional intramural sports teams are available for students to participate in.

Information Summary

Ranks 24th in Arkansas and 2308th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Arkansas and 339th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4 0.10
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.03
Arrest 16 0.41

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 35 0.37
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.02
Forcible Rape 5 0.05
Robbery 8 0.08
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 134 1.40
Larceny 307 3.22
Vehicle theft 16 0.17

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5315th for the average student loan amount.
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Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Monticello, AR 71656
Surrounding communityRemote town (over 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population121 (121 urban / N/A rural)
Households6 (1.00 people per house)
Median Household IncomeN/A
FamiliesN/A (N/A people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate professional (education dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District504

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1742nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,103 $4,103 $9,900
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,690 $1,690 $1,690
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $137 $137 $330
FT Graduate Tuition $4,230 $4,230 $8,640
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,008 $1,008 $1,008
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $235 $235 $480
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $16,427 $16,427 $22,224
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,693 $18,693 $24,490
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,943 $11,943 $17,740

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,290 $5,560 $5,290 $5,560 $10,510 $11,050
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $4,804 $5,128
On-Campus – Other Expenses $4,010(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,750(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,190(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,190(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity807
Meals per Week19
Room Fee$2,880
Board Fee$3,010

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 3 271 15 4 4 538 838
Accounting 2 8 10
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 15 3 13 31
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 1 12 13
Art/Art Studies, General 6 6
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Biological and Physical Sciences 2 2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 9 10
Business Administration and Management, General 4 2 19 25
Chemistry, General 3 3
Child Care and Support Services Management 11 4 15
Child Development 17 3 20
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 4 3 7
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 3 2 5
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Corrections 9 3 12
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 3 3 6
Education, Other 1 5 6
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 3 3
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 4 2 22 28
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other 4 19 23
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 18 19
English Language and Literature, General 14 14
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 1 1
Forensic Science and Technology
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management 1 2 3
Forestry, General 4 4
General Studies 18 2 1 52 73
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 9 1 8 18
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 1 1
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 8 1 18 27
History, General 5 5
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 23 7 30
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 13 2 28 43
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 1 2 3
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 3 1 20 24
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 5 15 21
Management Information Systems, General 2 12 14
Mathematics, General 1 1 2
Medical Reception/Receptionist 6 1 7 14
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 24 1 27 52
Music Teacher Education 1 1
Music, General 1 8 9
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 31 1 1 42 77
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4 4
Political Science and Government, General 2 2
Psychology, General 6 12 18
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3 1 23 27
Secondary Education and Teaching 4 40 44
Social Work 4 4 8
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 1
Surveying Technology/Surveying 8 8
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 2 2 4
Welding Technology/Welder 2 28 12 42
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 872nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $77,199 ($110,706 male / $44,699 female)
Number of FT Faculty 157 (73 male / 84 female)
Number of PT Faculty 216
FT Faculty Ratio 0.7 : 1
Total Benefits $3,490,731

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