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

Total undergrads: 6,960

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,535

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,581

Graduate enrollment: 532


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

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

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

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 – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A,B

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 – 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: (844) 804-2628
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, AR 72801-2222
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 11,829
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 40%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,944 (50% 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: $7,668
Out-of-state Tuition: $13,236
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,807

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Arkansas Tech University Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 21
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 7471
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3241
Construction Trades 1
Education 417111
Engineering 43
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 32
English Language and Literature/Letters 21
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 11842
History 21
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 4221
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 43
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12
Natural Resources and Conservation 21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Personal and Culinary Services 21
Physical Sciences 5
Precision Production 31
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 31
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 452867271

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,668
Out-of-state $13,236
Books and supplies $1,240

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,737
Out-of-state $11,993

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,562 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,542 94% $7,807
Student loan aid 814 50% $6,300

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,351 66% $7,086
Federal student loans 4,046 36% $6,750

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,228 3,010 4,218
Percent admitted 100% 94% 95%
Percent admitted who enrolled 29% 33% 26%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
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 2020

Total Enrollment 11,829
Undergraduate enrollment 11,015
Graduate enrollment 814

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 Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • 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
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*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. 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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