About UAPB


The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with a diverse student population, competitive degree offerings and stellar faculty.


The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is located in the northern part of the city of Pine Bluff in South Central Arkansas. The city has a population of 63,000 and is the county seat of Jefferson County. It is accessible by land via State Highways 65 and 79 and by air via Little Rock Airport.

Cultural and recreational facilities include the Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Center, movie theaters, libraries, bowling alleys, roller skating rinks, golf courses, swimming pools, parks, a city lake, riverside sporting and recreation activities, and a convention center that attracts top national entertainers. Pine Bluff has major chain motels and a variety of fine restaurants. Just 38 miles to the north is the state capitol, Little Rock. Approximately 142 miles northeast of Pine Bluff is Memphis, TN.

Mission of the University

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a public comprehensive HBCU 1890 Land-Grant Institution. The University embraces its land-grant mission of providing cutting edge research, teaching, outreach, and service programs that respond to the social and economic needs of the state and region. Its mission is to promote and sustain excellent academic programs that integrate quality instruction, research, and student learning experiences responsive to the needs of a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student population. Ultimately, the University is dedicated to providing access and opportunity to academically deserving students and producing graduates who are equipped to excel through their contributions and leadership in a 21st century national and global community.

Approved by the Higher Learning Commission
December 2015

Vision Statement

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will be widely recognized as the University of choice for students, faculty, staff, and future employers of our students. UAPB will be renowned nationally and internationally for excellence in teaching, research, service, and outreach with exceptional academic programs and globally competitive students. As a pre-eminent land-grant institution, UAPB will enrich the lives of people in the Arkansas Delta and beyond.

Core Values


UAPB promotes the intellectual, physical, social, and professional development of students in all facets of University life.


UAPB is committed to the highest levels of achievement in all aspects of operations.


UAPB maintains the highest standards of ethical professional practices in all that it does.


UAPB extends its reach and impact in the region through partnerships and collaboration with individuals, public and nonprofit agencies, community groups, educational institutions, and businesses.


UAPB provides an environment of respectful, polite, and consistently excellent service to its internal and external constituents.


UAPB respects and embraces diversity and actively supports efforts that combat prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.


UAPB promotes internationalization and prepares globally aware and astute students for the 21st century.


UAPB is a responsible steward of public and private resources and the public trust.

Accreditation and Membership

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It has program accreditation by the National League for Nursing, National Association for Schools of Music, American Home Economics Association, International Association of Counseling Services, the National Association for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the National Association of Industrial Technology. The institution is a member of the American Council on Education, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Association of American Colleges, and the National Collegiate Honors Council.