University of Arkansas System
|Type||State university system|
|Address||2404 North University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas|
The University of Arkansas System comprises six campuses within the state of Arkansas; a medical school; two law schools; a unique graduate school focused on public service; a HBCU, statewide research, service and educational units for agriculture, criminal justice and archeology; and several community colleges. Over 50,000 students are enrolled in over 188 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.
Legally, the entire system carries the name University of Arkansas. Nonetheless, to avoid confusion with its flagship campus in Fayetteville, the system usually refers to itself as the University of Arkansas System and the Fayetteville campus usually refers to itself as the University of Arkansas.
|Campus||Official name||Founded||Enrollment||Endowment||Athletics||NCAA Division||Main conference|
|Fayetteville||University of Arkansas, Fayetteville||1871||26,754||$1.06 Billion||Arkansas Razorbacks||Division I (FBS)||SEC|
|Little Rock||University of Arkansas at Little Rock||1927||13,167||$136 million||Little Rock Trojans||Division I (non-football)||Sun Belt|
|Monticello||University of Arkansas at Monticello||1910||3,762||$22.8 million||UAM Boll Weevils||Division II||Great American|
|Pine Bluff||University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff||1873||3,332||$1.9 million||UAPB Golden Lions||Division I (FCS)||SWAC|
|Fort Smith||University of Arkansas at Fort Smith||1928||7,329||$38.8 million||UA Fort Smith Lions||Division II||Heartland|
|Location||Official name||Affiliated campuses||Founded||Enrollment||Endowment|
|Little Rock||University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences||Fayetteville||1879||2,400||$75.9 million|
(Neither one is officially independent of its parent campus, though the Bowen School of Law is on a separate campus from UALR proper)
|Fayetteville||University of Arkansas, Fayetteville||University of Arkansas School of Law||1924||445||$84.2 million|
|Little Rock||University of Arkansas at Little Rock||William H. Bowen School of Law||1975||450||$43.4 million|
|Little Rock||Independent||University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service||2004||96||$0.00 million|
|De Queen||Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas||Cossatot||1975||1,486|
|Batesville||University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville||UACC Batesville||1997||1,745|
|Hope||University of Arkansas Community College at Hope||UACC Hope||1965||1,358|
|Morrilton||University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton||UACC Morilton||1961||2,421|
|Helena-West Helena||Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas||Phillips||1965||2,350|
Advanced High School
Other System Units
- Cammack Campus, site of the system headquarters in Little Rock
- University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture , which includes the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service
- Arkansas Archeological Survey
- Criminal Justice Institute, University of Arkansas System
- Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
The original and flagship campus was established in Fayetteville as Arkansas Industrial University in 1871 under the 1862 Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act. The system now includes both of the state's land-grant colleges, as UAPB was later designated as such under the 1890 Morrill Act; it left the system in 1927, but returned in 1972. The Division of Agriculture and UAM's forestry programs also contribute to the system's land-grant mission.The Division of Agriculture includes the statewide Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES)and the Cooperative Extension Service (CES). AAES and CES were managed by the dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics on the Fayetteville campus until 1959, when the Board of Trustees established the statewide Division of Agriculture as a unit of the U of A System.
The University of Arkansas System as an organized educational alliance (system) could be said to date from the founding of UAPB (1873) or perhaps UAMS joining the system (1911). The Division of Agriculture was established in 1959 as a statewide system unit with its own line-item appropriation from the state Legislature. University of Arkansas President David Wiley Mullins, along with the Board of Trustees, brokered a series of mergers in the late 1960s. The Little Rock and Monticello campuses joined the system in 1969 (UALR) and 1971 (UAM), and UAPB returned to the system in 1972. In 1975, a University of Arkansas Board of Trustees policy officially adopted the name "University of Arkansas System" as an alternative identification for the system, along with the present names of the campuses, in order to allow the Fayetteville campus to continue its identification as the "University of Arkansas". The policy has been amended over the years as other campuses were added.
The administrative offices for the University of Arkansas System are located in Little Rock.
Up until 1982, the president was the chief administrative officer of the Fayetteville campus and the University of Arkansas System. In 1982, the position of chancellor was created to be the top administrator at the Fayetteville campus, and the title of president referred only to the University of Arkansas System.
|Noah P. Gates||1871-1873|
|Albert W. Bishop||1873-1875|
|Noah P. Gates||1875-1877|
|Daniel Harvey Hill||1877-1884|
|George M. Edgar||1884-1887|
|Edward H. Murfee||1887-1894|
|John L. Buchanan||1894-1902|
|Henry S. Hartzog||1902-1905|
|John N. Tillman||1905-1912|
|John Hugh Reynolds (acting)||1912-1913|
|John C. Futrall||1913-1939|
|J. William Fulbright||1939-1941|
|Arthur M. Harding||1941-1947|
|Lewis Webster Jones||1947-1951|
|John T. Caldwell||1952-1959|
|Storm Whaley (acting)||1959-1960|
|David Wiley Mullins||1960-1974|
|Charles E. Bishop||1974-1980|
|James E. Martin||1980-1984|
|B. Alan Sugg||1990-2011|
|Donald R. Bobbitt||2011-present|
- "U of A Enrollment Edges to 26,754, Up Nearly 2 Percent". Retrieved August 12, 2016.