UAFS at a Glance
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers a rich, vibrant learning environment for nearly 6,000 students each semester. UAFS aims to build its reputation as a regional destination for high-quality, affordable education, where diverse groups of aspirational students and faculty thrive and excel.
For more than 90 years, the university has been a mainstay of Fort Smith with a history as unique as each student who ever enrolled.Read more about our history
Mission & Vision
UAFS empowers the social mobility of its students and the economic growth of the River Valley through exceptional educational opportunities and robust community partnerships.
Through dynamic academic programs, innovative research opportunities, and transformational
centers of intellectual and economic development, UAFS will advance its community
and become an institution renowned for educating and inspiring the ambitious students
who call it home.
Recently named the safest university in Arkansas, earning praise from online safety resource YourLocalSecurity.com. UAFS reports drastically lower crime rates than the national averages, and UPD goes above and beyond the call of duty, implementing proactive safety measures across campus.
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has established a system of councils and committees to promote internal communication and administrative teamwork. The active involvement of committee members, representing a broad cross section of the campus, provides a high level of involvement in decision making and is recognized as a strength in the decision-making process.
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The university is approved by the United States Department of Education, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and the Arkansas State Approving Agency for veterans' training.