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University of Arkansas System

The University of Arkansas System was created in 1871 with the establishment of the state's flagship, land-grant university in Fayetteville. Since then, the UA System has grown to encompass 17 institutions enrolling more than 70,000 students, employing more than 17,000 employees, and operating with a total annual budget of more than $2 billion.

The UA System is comprised of five university campuses offering bachelor's and advanced degrees in Fayetteville, Little Rock, Fort Smith, Pine Bluff and Monticello, as well as the internationally recognized University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

It operates two-year colleges at Batesville, DeQueen, Helena, Hope and Morrilton. Other system components include the UA Criminal Justice Institute; the UA Division of Agriculture; the Clinton School of Public Service; the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute; the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science and the Arts, and Garvan Woodland Gardens.

UA's flagship Fayetteville campus is home to the university's Razorbacks athletic teams, including the men's basketball team, which won the NCAA Division I national title in 1994.

Donald Bobbitt is the system president, hired in 2011 to replace the retiring Alan Sugg, who had served in that capacity since 1990. Bobbitt previously served as provost for the University of Texas at Arlington.

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