University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas is a member university of Great Plains IDEA, a consortium of accredited public universities that collaborate to provide online degrees that one single university could not offer alone. Through Great Plains IDEA, you can select the University of Arkansas as your home university and take online courses from universities across the United States, giving you the flexibility to earn your degree your way, in your time.

Participating Programs

Through Great Plains IDEA, the University of Arkansas participates in two innovative master's degree programs. The Online Master's Degree in Agricultural Education is designed for those who educate others about agriculture in both formal and informal settings. The Online Gerontology Master's Degree benefits those who work in aging services. Both degrees provide an opportunity for students to gain perspectives from peers all over the country working in related disciplines.

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Main Campus Location:

Fayetteville, Arkansas (pop. 99,285)

Accredited By

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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School Colors

Cardinal Red and White


Live mascot: Tusk

Costumed mascots:

  • Big Red
  • Sue E
  • Pork Chop
  • Boss Hog
  • Ribby

University of Arkansas Traditions

The University of Arkansas believes ideas, solutions, and collaborations make communities and economies stronger. They envision a better world and are determined to help build it.

Learn “Calling the Hogs,” claimed to be one of the most recognizable sports chants in all sports, complete with hand motions.

The University of Arkansas boasts one of the most unique traditions found on any campus: Senior Walk, consisting of more than five miles of sidewalks engraved with the names of more than 175,000 University of Arkansas graduates, dating back to 1876. It's the university's longest tradition, at least in terms of mileage. Senior Walk is concrete proof of the university's commitment to students.

During the early history of the university, male and female students were not allowed to mingle. In those days, students sometimes left love notes tucked into crevices of a limestone rock near Old Main. As time wore on, Spoofer's Stone became a popular site for marriage proposals.

Earn a Master's Degree at the University of Arkansas through Great Plains IDEA

You can achieve your professional goals by pursuing an online master's degree from the University of Arkansas. Our online programs give you the flexibility to balance family, work, and school.

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