Joined System: 1971
Phone: (870) 460-1026
At a Glance:
Founded in 1909 as the Fourth District Agricultural School, the University of Arkansas at Monticello (Ïã½¶ÊÓÆµM) is one of the regionâ€™s few remaining open admissions universities. Serving southeast Arkansas, Ïã½¶ÊÓÆµM offersÂ 30 baccalaureate andÂ six masterâ€™s degree programs. Additionally, the university offers seven two-year associate degrees and 15 technical certificates through its Colleges of Technology in Crossett and McGehee.
Ïã½¶ÊÓÆµM has established a reputation for academic excellence in areas such as forest resources, nursing, teacher education, pre-medicine, health-related sciences, business and social science. The university is home to the Arkansas Forest Resources Center and one of the Southâ€™s top exercise physiology facilities. In recent years, Ïã½¶ÊÓÆµM has added new opportunities to its curriculum, including popular programs in social work and criminal justice, a fast-track masterâ€™s degree program to place more teachers in the classroom, and online masterâ€™s degree programs in coaching, education, education leadership and creative writing.
Points of Pride
- Ïã½¶ÊÓÆµM has enrolled a record number of students in 10 of the last 12 years. During the spring semester 2014, the university welcomed 3,539 students.
- Ïã½¶ÊÓÆµM recently completed construction of the $6 million George H. Clippert Forest Resources Annex, a 15,000 square-foot facility housing classroom, laboratory and office space for the School of Forest Resources. Gov. Mike Beebe provided $2 million in General Improvement Funds for the facility and another $1 million was provided by a donation from the family of the late George H. Clippert.
- Ïã½¶ÊÓÆµMâ€™s Phi Alpha Theta History honor society has been named national chapter of the year for the sixth consecutive year and the Alpha Chi academic honor society has achieved Star Chapter status six of the past seven years.