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UAFS Demographics & Diversity

Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UAFS are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 30% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Arkansas Fort Smith students
Race Percent of Students
White 70%
Black 4%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 44% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Arkansas Fort Smith with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UAFS has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Arkansas Fort Smith students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for University of Arkansas Fort Smith students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,228
Women 3,219

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UAFS serves a very low number of students outside of Arkansas, with 85 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Arkansas Fort Smith students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 85%
Out of State 14%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$45,327 per year

58% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 23.9%
Part time Undergrads 20.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=108092 IPEDS survey data for University of Arkansas Fort Smith.