Arkansas State University – Main Campus

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Arkansas State University (ASTATE, ASU, or "state") sits on top of Crowley's Ridge at Jonesboro, Arkansas. Its campus is nearly 800 acres and one of the largest in the state. This public university is the flagship campus for the Arkansas State University System (which is the state's second largest college system.) ASU is the second largest university in the state of Arkansas in terms of enrollment and the university has over 55,000 alumni.

Associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs are available through ASU's Sciences and Mathematics, Nursing and Health Professions, Humanities and Social Sciences, Fine Arts, Engineering, Education, Communications, Business, and Agriculture colleges.

ASU first started offering master's degree programs in 1955. ASU offered its first doctoral degree in 1992 (in educational leadership). In 1997, it added the doctoral degree in environmental science to its list of programs. In 2001 the school launched a doctoral program in heritage studies and a biomedical sciences doctoral program followed in 2006. The school had its centennial year in 2009.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 1630

State University, AR 72467-1630

(870) 972-3024

(800) 382-3030

Fax: (870) 972-3406

Contact: Tammy Fowler

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 600

P.O. Box 1210

State University, AR 72467-0600

(870) 972-2100
ASU Online Degrees

Total undergrads: 9,764

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,902

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,200

Graduate enrollment: 1,726


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $15

Online application fee: $15

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 82%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 68%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness Operations B
Agriculture – General B
Animal Sciences B
Food Technology/Processing A
Plant Sciences B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems A,C
Marketing Management B
Transportation/Transportation Management B

Communications & Journalism
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Journalism B
Radio/Television B

Communications Technologies
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Data Processing Technology B

Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education A

Applied science B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Engineering Technology – General A,B

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

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science A,B
Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Radiologic Technology A,B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A,B,C

Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automotive Technology A

Natural Resources & Conservation
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Forensic Technologies A,B,C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C
Police Science A

Social Sciences
Criminology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government 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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