September 21, 1908
Operations at Arkansas State Normal School, now the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), began. UCA was created by the passage of Act 317 of 1907 as Arkansas State Normal School, the only institution of higher learning in the state created for the sole purpose of teacher training. UCA has been one of Arkansas’s leading institutions of higher education for more than 100 years. By 2020, students could choose from more than 160 degree and certificate options, which include undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.