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Higher Education: Welcome to the City of Colleges

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Conway is the proud home of three institutions of higher learning, earning the distinction of the City of Colleges. Central Baptist College, Hendrix College and the University of Central Arkansas consistently produce graduates who stay in the area and enter the workforce. This is part of the reason Conway surpasses the state and national averages when it comes to the educational attainment rate. Over 40% of Conway’s adults age 25 or older have a bachelor’s degree or higher.


University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas is a four-year, state-run institution granting bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees.

Founded: 1907

Mascot: Bear

School Colors: Purple & Gray

Enrollment: 9,913

Degrees Offered: 89 undergraduate degrees, 34 master’s degrees, 11 post-master’s certificates, 11 graduate certificates, seven doctoral degrees, three associate degrees, two certificates of proficiency, two technical certificates, two specialist programs

UACCM Workforce Training Center (UACCM)

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) is located in the neighboring city of Morrilton. UACCM is a two-year institution offering a comprehensive curriculum of university-transfer and career-specific training programs, as well as adult education, workforce training and community outreach programs.

Established: 1961

Joined the UA System: 2001

Enrollment: 1,921

Degrees Offered: 20 associate degrees, 18 technical certificates, 21 certificates of proficiency, four specialized non-credit short-term training programs, two Department of Labor recognized apprenticeships, on-demand customized training in a wide variety of disciplines

(Hendrix College)

Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a four-year, private college of liberal arts affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Founded: 1876

(moved to Conway in 1890)

Mascot: Warrior

School Colors: Orange & Black

Enrollment: 1,144

Degrees Offered: 31 undergraduate majors, 33 minors, 15 pre-professional programs

(Central Baptist College)

Central Baptist College

Central Baptist College is a four-year, private, liberal arts college owned and operated by the Baptist Missionary Association of Arkansas.

Founded: 1952 (predecessor Central College founded in 1893)

Mascot: Mustang

School Colors: Blue & Gray

Enrollment: 607 (2021)

Degrees Offered: 41 bachelor’s degrees, five associate degrees, 24 minors, 25 pre-professional programs

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