Residential Colleges

UCA is the only four-year, public institution in Arkansas that has a residential college system available for all students.

Bear Facts Day

On Bear Facts Day, prospective students and their parents visit classrooms, labs, the Student Center, cafeteria and housing, and get a chance to talk with current students, faculty and staff.

Digital Filmmaking

UCA Digital Filmmaking is the largest filmmaking program in Arkansas and one of the only programs in the nation to include a hands-on feature filmmaking course. Recent graduates have gone on to work on Green Lantern, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Jeff Nichols feature Mud.


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.