University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

1200 North University Drive Pine Bluff, AR 71601, United States | Public University | Established 1873

About us

About Us

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

For more than 140 years, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has worked to create an environment that inculcates learning, growth and productivity while affording a basic need to its students – a chance to advance.

You can excel in your chosen field of study through a curriculum of Certificate and Associates degree programs, more than thirty Undergraduate programs, Master’s degree programs and a Doctorate program in Aquaculture/Fisheries. You can also develop workplace readiness through internships, co-ops and fellowships in the U.S. and abroad.

  Out-of-class experiences and student involvement include more than 90 student organizations, an internationally renowned Vesper Choir, Marching Band, Concert Bands, Wind Symphony, nationally recognized debate team, award-winning theater department and accomplished athletic program.

Mission Statement

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.

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

  • STUDENT FOCUSED:-UAPB promotes the intellectual, physical, social, and professional development of students in all facets of University life.
  • EXCELLENCE :-UAPB is committed to the highest levels of achievement in all aspects of operations.
  • INTEGRITY :-UAPB maintains the highest standards of ethical professional practices in all that it does.
  • ENGAGEMENT :-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.
  • QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE :-UAPB provides an environment of respectful, polite, and consistently excellent service to its internal and external constituents.
  • DIVERSITY :-UAPB respects and embraces diversity and actively supports efforts that combat prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.
  • GLOBALIZATION :-UAPB promotes internationalization and prepares globally aware and astute students for the 21st century.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY :-UAPB is a responsible steward of public and private resources and the public trust.


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