Academic Qualifications, Retention Records

The entering freshman class of 1,840 at the University of Central Arkansas, with an average ACT score of 24.5 and composite high school GPA of 3.57, is the most academically qualified in school history. Additionally, the full-time freshman-to-sophomore retention rate sets a new university record, according to preliminary census data released by the university September 6th.

This year’s incoming class broke the record of last year’s class and makes three consecutive years that new university standards have been set for academic qualifications. The fall of 2019 has also found the freshman-to-sophomore retention rate improve for the second consecutive year. At 74.7%, the retention rate for the fall 2018 cohort sets a new high for UCA and follows improvements from 74.1% in 2017 and 72.1% in 2016.       MORE

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