Acxiom hires more UCA graduates each year than from any other institution in the state.


In the Fall 2011, UCA had 3,811 Lottery Scholarship recipients enrolled at the University, the second highest in the state.

Honors College

More than 80 percent of UCA’s Honors College graduates pursue post-baccalaureate training.


UCA’s freshmen class has grown for the past three years: 1,847 new freshmen in 2010 (up from 1,777 in 2009); 1,960 new freshmen in 2011; and 2,157 in 2012.

Student Athletes

A total of 692 student-athletes have been named to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll, with the University of Central Arkansas leading the way with 94 student-athletes honored.


UCA’s high school outreach: Model UN, History Day Arkansas, Southwestern Energy Arkansas Science & Engineering Fair, State Geography Fair and Boy’s State.

Diverse Student Body

UCA’s diverse student body includes students from 61 countries, 42 states, and from each county in the state of Arkansas.

Buildings and Facilities

UCA has a total of 118 buildings and facilities, a total square footage of 3,007,295, and an infrastructure replacement value of $501,226,870.

Top Public School

UCA ranks 26th in the category of “Top Public Schools” among regional universities in the South according to U.S. News & World Report.

ACT Scores

UCA’s average ACT Composite Scores for first-time entering undergraduates is above the Arkansas and National average and has been since 2002. In Fall 2012: Arkansas, 20.3; National, 21.1; and UCA, 23.2.