University of Arkansas Community College at Hope

University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana
Former names
Red River Vocational-Technical School; Red River Technical College
Motto Your Bridge to the Future
Type Community college
Established 1965
Chancellor Chris Thomason Chancellor's Welcome
Undergraduates 1,532
Location Hope & Texarkana, Arkansas
33°38′30″N 93°35′47″W / 33.64180°N 93.59632°W / 33.64180; -93.59632
Affiliations University of Arkansas System
UACCH-Texarkana in Texarkana

University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana (UAHT) is a two-year community college located in Hope, Arkansas and in Texarkana. It is affiliated as a division of the University of Arkansas System as a result a merger by act of the Arkansas Legislature in 1995 and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.[1] UACCH is an open-access institution that enrolls over 1,500 students at its 2 campuses.

UACCH was founded in 1965 as Red River Vocational-Technical School and the ground breaking ceremony for the campus was held in February 1966 by Governor Orval Faubus and state senator Olen Hendrix.[2] In 1991 it was renamed Red River Technical College and placed under the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.[3] This was done as part of a wider movement to transform Arkansas' technical schools into community colleges.[4] In 1996, the college was renamed University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and placed as a division of the University of Arkansas System.[3] In 2015, the college changed its name to the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana. The college offers over forty degree and certificate programs.


  1. "University of Arkansas: Community College at Hope" (PDF).
  2. "Fayetteville". Northwest Arkansas Times. NewspaperArchie. 1966-02-04. Retrieved 2008-11-28.
  3. 1 2 "About UACCH". UACCH. 2008. Archived from the original on December 25, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-28.
  4. "ATYC: The Origins of an Educational Success". Arkansas Business. 2000-10-02. Retrieved 2008-11-28.
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