Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.66
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date March 5, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Arkansas
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.03 / 4.00 Danielle Williams
Assistant Vice Chancellor & Director
OEOC
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Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

The University of Arkansas offers Diversity Oriented Scholarships such as Silas Hunt and Razorback Bridge, as well as limited need-based scholarships.

https://scholarships.uark.edu/


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

Human Resources conducts diversity sensitivity training. The Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education facilitates diversity programs to enlighten the campus community about diverse issues.


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

ACT Academy helps high schools tackle the ACT and answer their questions about college admissions, academics and campus life.

I-Connect is a year-long program that gives underrepresented students a comprehensive introduction to the University of Arkansas.

TRIO Programs are Pre-College Programs including Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Services


A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

Silas Hunt and Razorback Bridge scholarship is awarded to students from under-represented communities who have demonstrated outstanding academic leadership qualities and potential.


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

Students, Faculty, and Staff go to targeted schools with the demographic of students to recruit and speak about the University of Arkansas and college readiness.


A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

The Arkansas Alumni Association, through the Black Alumni Society, works to continue the kinship found at the university through special events, reunions and scholarship programs that have a direct impact on students who follow in their footsteps.


Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

There are a variety of scholarships available only for non-traditional students. The list can be found here: https://studentaffairs.uark.edu/scholarships.php


A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

The Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center is an early childhood education facility for children from eight weeks to five years.


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
Yes

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
44.40

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
48.90

On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):
56.20

The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):
53

Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students (0-100):
56

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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