University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Public, Four-years School Located in Pine Bluff, AR

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How much is the UAPB tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UAPB's tuition & fees is $9,019 for Arkansas residents and $17,029 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $22,795 for Arkansas residents and $30,805 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UAPB Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$9,019
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$17,029
Books & Supplies Costs$1,120
On-campus Room & Board$8,866
On-campus Expenses$3,790
Off-campus Room & Board$4,996
Off-campus Expenses$4,820
2023-2024 Estimates
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$10,087
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$19,898

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UAPB for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $83,196 at UAPB. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $138,385. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $81,536.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$18,419$31,516$18,930
Sophomore (2024-25)$19,922$33,475$19,862
Junior (2025-26)$21,548$35,573$20,849
Senior (2026-27)$23,307$37,821$21,895
4 Years Total$83,196$138,385$81,536
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$19,922$33,475$19,862
Sophomore (2025-26)$21,548$35,573$20,849
Junior (2026-27)$23,307$37,821$21,895
Senior (2027-28)$25,209$40,228$23,003
4 Years Total$89,987$147,098$85,609
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$21,548$35,573$20,849
Sophomore (2026-27)$23,307$37,821$21,895
Junior (2027-28)$25,209$40,228$23,003
Senior (2028-29)$27,267$42,809$24,178
4 Years Total$97,331$156,431$89,925
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$23,307$37,821$21,895
Sophomore (2027-28)$25,209$40,228$23,003
Junior (2028-29)$27,267$42,809$24,178
Senior (2029-30)$29,492$45,576$25,424
4 Years Total$105,275$166,434$94,499
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$25,209$40,228$23,003
Sophomore (2028-29)$27,267$42,809$24,178
Junior (2029-30)$29,492$45,576$25,424
Senior (2030-31)$31,899$48,543$26,746
4 Years Total$113,868$177,157$99,350

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UAPB' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $12,965. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Arkansas, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $8,461.
In-StateOut-of-State
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff$9,019$17,029
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,675
Public Schools$7,198$12,965
Private Schools$20,937
Arkansas Four-years Colleges$13,726
Public Schools$5,423$8,461
Private Schools$17,236

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between UAPB and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffPine Bluff, AR$9,019$17,029
Central Baptist CollegeConway, AR$15,750$19,680
Crowley's Ridge CollegeParagould, AR$12,750$16,440
University of the OzarksClarksville, AR$23,750$25,950
Philander Smith CollegeLittle Rock, AR$12,714$13,014
Williams Baptist UniversityWalnut Ridge, AR$17,320$20,330
University of Arkansas-Fort SmithFort Smith, AR$6,906$13,770
Ecclesia CollegeSpringdale, AR$15,140$16,850
Strayer University-ArkansasLittle Rock, AR$13,857$13,920

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 2,432 students (98%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $11,636.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UAPB is $19,169 for students living on-campus and $16,329 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 590 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $13,469 and the average amount of student loans is $5,905.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$22,795$30,805
COA (off-campus)$19,955$27,965
Tuition & Fees$9,019$17,029
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,776$13,776
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$10,936$10,936
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$11,159$19,169
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$8,319$16,329
Average Financial Aid$11,636$11,636
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,43298%$11,636
Pell Grants1,64266%$5,164
Federal Student Loan1,38756%$6,251
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid590100%-
Grants or Scholarships590100%$13,469
Federal Grants589100%$7,283
Pell Grants44375%$5,675
Other Federal Grants57497%$3,094
State/Local Grants7913%$1,597
Institutional Grants56596%$6,249
Student Loan Aid35260%$5,905
Federal Student Loans34458%$5,872
Other Student Loans81%$7,323
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level324324$10,361
0-30,000187187$11,041
30,001-48,0008585$10,176
48,001-75,0003535$8,034
75,001-110,0001313$10,246
110,001 or more44$3,250

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UAPB's acceptance rate is 67.53%. A total of 4,699 applicants applied to and 3,173 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 677 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 21.34%.
To apply to UAPB, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants4,6991,725$2,974
Admitted3,1731,125$2,048
Enrolled677278$399
Acceptance Rate67.53%65.22%68.86%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.34%24.71%19.48%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to UAPB. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 913 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 16.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total9138101,016
National Average1,168
Arkansas Average1,082
SAT EBRW464420508
SAT Math449390508
ACT Composite161418
National Average24
Arkansas Average21
ACT Math161417
ACT English151218

Student Population

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has a total of 2,387 students including 2,182 undergraduate and 205 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,111 male students and 1,559 female students attending UAPB. The school offers online degree programs and 233 students enrolled online exclusively (9.76% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,670 1,1111,559
Undergraduate2,484 1,0191,465
Graduate186 9294

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1200 N University Mail Slot 4789, Pine Bluff, AR
Phone870-575-8000
WEBwww.uapb.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered51 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered10 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate69.33%
Yield19.83%
Student Population2,387
Graduation Rate41%
Transfer-out Rate25%
Retention Rate59% (Full-time), 21% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties155 (Full-time), 42 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs615 (Full-time), 44 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$53,958
Average Staff Salary$48,050