University of Central Arkansas

University in the United States

The University of Central Arkansas (often called UCA) is a public university in Conway, Arkansas. The university was founded in 1907.[2] It is known for having one of the first honors colleges in the United States.[10]

University of Central Arkansas
Old Main, the oldest building on campus.
MottoGo here. Go anywhere.[1]
Endowment$48.6 million (2015)[3]
Budget$187 million (FY 2018)[4]
PresidentHouston Davis[5]
Students11,487 (Fall 2016)[6]
Location, ,
CampusCollege Town
350 acres (1.4 km2)[7]
ColorsPurple & Gray[8]
NicknameBears & Sugar Bears[8]
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division ISouthland Conference[9]
MascotBruce D. Bear[8]

UCA has about 12,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. It is made up of six colleges: the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the College of Business, the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Education.[11]


  1. "UCA Unveils Updated Academic Logo and Marketing Campaign". UCA Magazine. 2016-02-26. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "A Brief History of UCA". University of Central Arkansas. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. "Assets". 2016-01-01. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  4. "University of Central Arkansas Operating Budget" (PDF). University of Central Arkansas. p. 3. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  5. "Office of the President". University of Central Arkansas. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Retention and Average ACT Score Increase for Fall 2016". University of Central Arkansas. 2016-09-01. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  7. "Quick Facts". University of Central Arkansas. 2015-09-01. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "History and Traditions". University of Central Arkansas. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  9. "Central Arkansas Info". Southland Conference. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  10. "About". Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  11. "Academics — University of Central Arkansas". Retrieved July 30, 2017.