Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is the flagship institution of the University of Arkansas System. Located in Fayetteville, UAF is the state’s foremost partner, resource and catalyst for education and economic development.
Founded as Little Rock Junior College in 1926, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) is Arkansas’s premier metropolitan university. UALR is committed to responding to the needs of the community by creating active links between the campus, community and commerce.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock is the only academic health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of the state’s 75 counties.
Founded in 1909 as the Fourth District Agricultural School, the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) is one of the region’s few remaining open admissions universities.
An 1890 land-grant institution, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is the second-oldest public university and the only public historically black institution in Arkansas.
Upon joining the UA System in 2002, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith (UAFS) began transitioning from a two-year college to a four-year university.