Why choose to study online at the University of Arkansas?

Students who study online at the University of Arkansas become part of an enduring community of passionate learners and teachers. Here, quality is important. The same academic departments that offer degree programs on the Fayetteville campus develop online offerings.

You can earn a degree from the University of Arkansas and have your name engraved on Senior Walk, about three miles of sidewalks imprinted with the names of U of A graduates. You are a Razorback, no matter how you studied.


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The Princeton Review’s annual publication, The Best Value Colleges: The 150 Best-Buy Schools and What It Takes to Get In ranks the University of Arkansas among the top 75 public universities. Students who study solely online pay in-state tuition and related distance education fees.

Our quality online programs and courses are developed, delivered and supported by the U of A. Our institution participates in the Quality Matters Program, a nationally recognized organization that promotes quality standards and effective design for online and blended courses. As the state’s flagship institution, quality is essential at the U of A.

Online students at the University of Arkansas receive the same high-quality education and many of the services provided to students who walk across campus every day. True, classes, tutoring and library support are delivered in a different way, but the same academic colleges and schools that develop face-to-face programs and courses on campus also develop those offered online and blended (a mixture of face-to-face and online).

Whether you study online or on campus, you are part of the Razorback community. You will have access to a virtual academic community established to support you throughout your educational experience.

We understand that not all students can come to the Fayetteville campus every day to pursue a University of Arkansas degree. That’s why we are committed to bringing the campus to you.

The diplomas, certificates and transcripts earned by online students are identical to those earned by on-campus students. When you earn your degree, your name will be carved in Senior Walk – a series of campus sidewalks into which the names of more than 150,000 U of A graduates are engraved, beginning with the class of 1876.

The University of Arkansas is the state’s only institution classified as having the highest research status of research by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, placing the University among the top 2% of colleges and universities nationwide.

The U.S. News & World Report named the University of Arkansas one of the nation’s top 10 “up and coming” public universities in 2012. Discover other university accolades and rankings on the U of A website.

The University of Arkansas is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Some colleges are accredited by other groups. For example, the Sam M. Walton College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and some education programs in the College of Education and Health Professions are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


University of Arkansas at a Glance

  • Founded: 1871
  • Enrollment: 27,194 students (Fall 2016)
  • Students taking at least one online course: 7,444
  • Students studying exclusively online: 1,696
  • Mascot: Razorback