Why attend The Graduate School @ UCA?

Attending graduate school is a BIG decision!

Why should I choose UCA?

  1. Location, location, locationUCA is located in Conway, less than 30 minutes from our state capital, Little Rock, and close to many outdoor and recreational activities.
  2. Just the right size – UCA has approximately 1,800 graduate students at any given time. Most graduate programs are big enough for students to have positive experiences with students from all walks of life, but they are also small enough for faculty to get to know students on an individual basis and care about their success.
  3. Professional connections galore – UCA is in the middle of central Arkansas, a major metropolitan area. As a result, faculty are closely tied to those in their fields who are outside of the university setting, and state professional conferences are often held in central Arkansas. Our location is ideal for students to have meaningful experiences with those working in their professional field.

Need more reasons to further your education at UCA?

  1. Check out the Arkansas Profile of Adult Learning and see for yourself that Arkansas adults with a graduate or professional degree earn almost $15,000 more per year than those with a bachelor’s degree alone.
  2. Check out the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and see for yourself that few adults with a master’s or professional degree are unemployed, and those with the higher degrees earn $200-$600 more per month than those with a bachelor’s degree alone.