UAPB Experiences 30 Percent Gain in Student Applications

Last Updated on March 15, 2016

Happy students walking the campus of The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as the university see an increase of student applications.
Photo via The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) announced on Wednesday, March 2nd that applications for fall 2016 admission have increased by more than 30% over the same time period in 2015.

The Office of Admissions had received more than 5,200 applications as of February 29, 2016, three months earlier than the 5,200-plus applications it had received by June 2015. During the month February, there were 31% more applications received compared to February 2015.

“UAPB has always delivered a wonderful education and produced exceptional graduates; now, we are telling a much better story about the experiences students have on our campus,” said Dr. Linda Okiror, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Success.

“We are also committed to helping make college affordable by offering a myriad of academic and need-based scholarships.”

Areas of Growth for 2016 UAPB Student Applications

Fall 2016 student applicants, through the end of February, represent 39 states including nearly 1,898 applicants from Arkansas. Students have applied for admission from 23 countries in Central and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean with the largest number of students coming from Nigeria.

Last fall, first-time freshmen enrollment increased by 38.1%, with 685 students enrolled. Overall student enrollment, including graduate students, increased by 6.1 percent, with a student population at 2,666.

Several academic enhancements have occurred over the last two years, including:

  • The return of the Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree program
  • The completion and opening of the STEM Center
  • Expanded opportunity for students in the summer LIONS program

Those interested in applying for admission to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff can do so by visiting or calling the Office of Admissions at (870) 575-8492.

Source: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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