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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Carlos Ochoa
Director
Office for Sustainability
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

Diversity Oriented Scholarships – Silas Hunt and Razorback Bridge; Limited need-based scholarships.


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

Human Resources conducts diversity sensitivity training; the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education facilitates diversity programs to enlighten the campus community about diverse issues.


A brief description of any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

ACT Academy – help high schools tackle the ACT and answer their questions about college admissions, academics and campus life. I-Connect: is a year-long program which gives underrepresented students a comprehensive introduction to the University of Arkansas. TRIO Programs: Pre-College Programs (Upward Bound; Talent Search; Student Support Services.


A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

Silas Hunt and Razorback Bridge - Awarded to students from under-represented communities who have demonstrated outstanding academic leadership qualities and potential.


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

College Access Initiative conducts college readiness training for parents at targeted schools.


A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

Students, Faculty, and Staff go to targeted schools with the demographic of students to recruit and speak about the University of Arkansas and college readiness.


A brief description of other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Academic Enrichment Program - mentoring program specifically designed to support underrepresented students as they transition to the University.


A brief description of other financial aid policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Federal Work Study Program- provides work opportunities for low-income students to hep pay for school and related expenses.


A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:

The Arkansas Alumni Association, through the Black Alumni Society, works to continue the kinship found at the university through special events, reunions and scholarship programs that have a direct impact on students who follow in their footsteps.


Does the institution have policies and programs in place to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
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A brief description of any onsite child care facilities, partnerships with local facilities, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

The Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center is an early childhood education facility for children from eight weeks to five years.


A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
Yes

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
Percentage (0-100)
The percentage of entering students that are low-income 24.80
The graduation/success rate for low-income students 48.70
The percentage of student financial need met, on average 58.80
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt 53.50

The percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
56

The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.