Unstoppable: Determination Pays off for eVersity Student

Every student at the University of Arkansas System eVersity has a story of perseverance. Amy Fendley’s tale ranks among the best of them. The Oklahoma native and business manager for the Arkadelphia Human Development Center started her march toward a degree four decades ago, never losing sight of the prize. “I knew I was smart […]

Mother and Son Push Each Other to Complete Degrees

Most graduates who earn their degrees through the University of Arkansas System eVersity cite some person in their lives cheering them on to graduation. Mother-son tandem Tracy and Gunner Kendrick are no exception. But what does set these two apart is they do more than encourage one another to pass – their deep-seated competitive streak […]

Open Letter to UA System Faculty, Staff and Students

Faculty, staff and students of the University of Arkansas System eVersity are aware of the many benefits of its affiliation with the state’s premier educational system. While the Covid-19 pandemic has – and continues to – have an effect on many UA System institutions, divisions and units, everyone at eVersity is fortunate that the 100 […]

Stay Informed. Stay Healthy. Stay Motivated.

OPEN LETTER TO STUDENTS MARCH 13, 2020 Being suddenly faced with so much uncertainty in our lives — school cancellations, work suspensions, health concerns, paychecks — due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to remain the steady, positive force in your life that’s making things better for you. By design, we’re already prepared to carry […]

Random Work Encounter Leads to Earning College Degree 

Claudia Seay, project manager for the women and infants service line at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), always wanted a career in health care, so it’s ironic that real-world medical issues nearly kept her from completing the education necessary to realize her dream.  “I had completed some college and it got interrupted,” she said. “My father-in-law got […]

eVersity Receives Another International Blackboard Exemplary Course Award

A University of Arkansas System eVersity instructional design and faculty duo were one of a small handful of educators worldwide recently honored with an international Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Award. Ramesh Muthukumarana, senior instructional designer at eVersity, and Caitlin Howe, an eVersity faculty member, teamed up to win the award. This is the second […]

The eVersity Difference: We’ve Saved Our Students More Than $5.7 Million

The University of Arkansas System eVersity’s innovative business model has saved its students more than $5.7 million since classes launched in 2016. In a time when the average price of tuition and fees is continually on the rise and students are leaving college saddled with record amounts of debt, eVersity has proven itself as an […]

Wife, Mother of Three Proves College Degree Within Reach

Karen Demunn Schmarje remembers clearly what her father told her as she approached her high school graduation. “My dad was, ‘Hey, if you want to go to college that’s great, but I can’t pay for it,’” said Schmarje, senior manager of customer service and logistics at Tyson Foods in Springdale. “And, I think there was maybe some poor guidance at the high […]

No Fees at eVersity Totals $2.8 Million in Savings for Students

The University of Arkansas System eVersity has never charged student fees on top of its incredibly low tuition rate, saving its students more than $2.8 million in its first four years of operation. With the cost of attending college consistently on the rise, a big part of the growing burden on families is attributed to […]

eVersity Has Saved Students More Than $1.3 Million in Tuition

The University of Arkansas System eVersity has saved its students more than $1.3 million in tuition since courses began in 2016. Offering one of the most affordable tuition rates in the country at $175 per credit hour, eVersity is more than $140 less than the national per-credit-hour average. Among more than 160 online bachelor’s degree […]

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