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.

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