In December, UA Little Rock officially announced the closure of the school’s satellite Benton campus as part of a series of ongoing moves to limit expenditures and cut costs across the university’s budget.
In a statement released mid-December, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dr. Ann Bain announced the closure of the campus is set for June. She cited the shift to online enrollment and a lack of face-to-face classes as a significant reason the school will close the campus.
The campus will close in June. In the meantime, on-site classes only run on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Despite the closure, UA Little Rock has no intentions of ending their work in Saline County. Bain said the school has assigned a recruiter to work in Saline County and increased numbers of academic and transfer student scholarships.
The Benton campus first opened in 1995. The site offered three associate degree programs, three bachelor’s programs, core courses and two health programs.