Arkansas Tech University

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Arkansas Tech University, commonly referred to as "ATU", is a four-year university that resides in the city of Russellville, Arkansas. ATU offers students the options of both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of disciplines and career fields. ATU also has a satellite campus, Arkansas Tech University Ozark, located in the Town of Ozark, Arkansas. ATU Ozark is a smaller campus that offers associate degrees and professional certificate programs.

Academic Colleges and Programs

The University is divided into seven academic colleges through which its 140 undergraduate and graduate programs are administered. The University offers programs ranging from criminal justice, foreign languages, and history, to programs in biomedical sciences, chemistry, and nuclear engineering.

Of these programs, nursing and early childhood education are the most popular garnering 14% and 11% respectively, of the total student population enrolled at the institution.

The University is committed to student engagement and as such, provides numerous “hands-on” internship opportunities. These opportunities are designed to provide students with real-world experience within their specific disciplines.

ATU has invested $180 million in upgrades to its infrastructure over the last 20 years and has introduced 40 new academic programs. ATU has had 12 consecutive years of record enrollment. From 1997-2010 ATU increased its enrollment by 131%. In 2010 the fall enrollment was a record 9,814 students.

Student Housing

ATU, as it is commonly abbreviated, has approximately nineteen residence halls in which students can live. First-year students are permitted to live in fifteen of the nineteen until they complete their first year, at which time they can live in any of the nineteen units. The Office of Residence Life, the University's office that supervises and orchestrates student housing, is committed to providing students with a clean and safe living environment; one that facilitates student academic success.

General Information

Admission Office

1605 Coliseum Diver Suite 141

Russellville, AR 72801-2222

(479) 968-0343

(800) 582-6953

Fax: (479) 964-0522



Contact: Shauna Donnell

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
Main Address

Administration Building 200, 1509 North Boulder

Russellville, AR 72801-2222

(479) 968-0389

www.atu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 6,960

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,535

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,581

Graduate enrollment: 532

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 92%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 68%


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness Operations B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems C

Communications & Journalism
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Systems Analysis B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Technology A,B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Speech Teacher Education B

Engineering
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Physics B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Applied laboratory technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies C
Industrial Technology A,C
Nuclear A

English Language & Literature
Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Development A

Foreign Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Assistance A
Medical Records Administration B
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Rehabilitation science B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A,B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
uto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Personal & Culinary Services
Cosmetology C

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physical Sciences – General B

Precision Production Trades
Welding Technology C

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies A
Emergency Management/Homeland Security B
Law Enforcement Administration C

Social Sciences
Economics B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Arkansas Tech University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(479) 968-0389
Website:www.atu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.atu.edu/admissions/
Address:Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, AR 72801-2222
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:11,894
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):41%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:6,715 (56% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,624
Out-of-state Tuition:$11,880
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,641

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Arkansas Tech University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Arkansas Tech University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences21
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services4151
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services131
Education11591
Engineering31
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields32
English Language and Literature/Letters21
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs5842
History21
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians5
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies12
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Personal and Culinary Services21
Physical Sciences5
Precision Production3
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences31
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total271957231

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Arkansas Tech University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2111
Education113
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs11
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service211
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Grand total5466

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Arkansas Tech University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,624
Out-of-state$11,880
Books and supplies$1,410

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,958
Out-of-state$10,890

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,84295%
Grant or scholarship aid1,78992%$6,641
Student loan aid1,10457%$5,950

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,99371%$6,260
Federal student loans4,92644%$6,852

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Arkansas Tech University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Arkansas Tech University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,2322,3722,860
Percent admitted100%66%62%
Percent admitted who enrolled36%38%34%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Arkansas Tech University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment11,894
Undergraduate enrollment11,053
Graduate enrollment841

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Arkansas Tech University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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