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Phoenix Moves On From UA System, Agrees to $550M Deal With University of Idaho

The University of Idaho said it was approached by Phoenix about an affiliation in March, after the proposed deal with the UA System had come under scrutiny. read more >
Arkansas State University Chancellor Todd Shields announces on Jan. 17, 2023 that the university is moving forward with plans to start a veterinary school.
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

A-State Moves Forward With Veterinary School

University leaders plan to present a full proposal to the state Department of Higher Education in late July. read more >
Melissa Taverner is the newly named president of Lyon College.
Education / Health Care

Lyon College Gets OK to Offer Dentistry, Veterinary Degrees

It brings the college a step closer to opening a campus in Little Rock. read more >
Education / Health Care

UAM to Offer State’s 1st All-Online Nursing-Public Health Master’s

The 37-credit hour program will begin in January. read more >
Education / Health Care / Nonprofits / Real Estate

Lyon College Plans to Put Dental, Veterinary Schools on Heifer Campus

The college is partnering with OneHealth Education Group of Little Rock on the project. read more >
Members of the Little Rock business community have rallied behind Arkansas Baptist College to see it through another financial challenge.

Arkansas Baptist College Off Probation; Former President Sues Over Dismissal

Former president Carlos Clark says he was "instrumental" in preventing further sanctions against the school. read more >

Learning Commission Reaffirms ATU Accreditation

Arkansas Tech University of Russellville says the state's Higher Learning Commission has reaffirmed its accreditation for another 10-year period. read more >

Arkansas Tech Welcomes First Class of Doctoral Students

Fourteen individuals have been selected as the first doctoral students in Arkansas Tech University history and are pursuing the doctor of education in school leadership degree. read more >
Education / Health Care

UA-Fort Smith Adds Master’s Program

The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith will offer its first master’s degree program beginning in the fall. read more >