Role and Scope Designation

(Approved by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board in July, 2008)

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

  1. Audiences
    The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (UAF) has a statewide mission. As such, its audiences are:
  • Residents from throughout Arkansas who have excelled in high school studies and are seeking to complete baccalaureate degrees.
  • Individuals seeking graduate and professional degrees.
  • Employers, both public and private, seeking not only well-educated employees but technical assistance and applied research.
  • Economic development interests and entrepreneurs throughout the state.
  • Academic disciplines and the research community.
  • The community and area by providing a broad range of academic and cultural activities and public events.
  • Two-year college transfer students.
  • Array of Programs and Services 
    UAF offers:
    • A broad range of baccalaureate, masters, doctoral and professional programs that include core arts and sciences, agriculture, architecture, journalism, information sciences, education, engineering, law, public administration, nursing, allied health, and business.
    • Basic and applied research
    • Services specifically designed to meet the needs of statewide economic development—continuing professional education, technical and professional services, support of small businesses and entrepreneurs, and technology transfer.
  • Special Features
    • UAF is the state’s 1862 land-grant institution and is classified as a Carnegie very high research activity university.
    • Nationally competitive research and economic development activity in emerging areas such as nanotechnology, laser technology, biotechnology, and sustainability.
    • Library resources and special holdings such as the Fulbright papers made available through on-site and electronic access to student and faculty scholars and citizens throughout the state.