Arkansas State University – Main Campus

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School Overview

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

www.astate.edu
ASU Online Degrees
Size

Total undergrads: 9,764

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,902

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,200

Graduate enrollment: 1,726

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

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

Education
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

Engineering
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
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A,B,C

Mathematics
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
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.

Arkansas State University-Main Campus Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(870) 972-2100
Website:www.astate.edu/edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:asups1.astate.edu:4443/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon
Address:2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:14,085
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):36%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:6,560 (47% 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:$8,200
Out-of-state Tuition:$14,260
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,085

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Arkansas State University-Main Campus Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Arkansas State University-Main Campus.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences31
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences121
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services172
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs163
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services21
Education1013191
Engineering41
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields111
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs6675
History111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1422
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities21
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Natural Resources and Conservation111
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies32
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences21
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences42
Visual and Performing Arts51
Grand total211470524

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Arkansas State University-Main Campus.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education571
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences3
Grand total8310141

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Arkansas State University-Main Campus 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$8,200
Out-of-state$14,260
Books and supplies$1,137

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,918
Out-of-state$10,544

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,45494%
Grant or scholarship aid1,43393%$9,085
Student loan aid80852%$5,673

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,42377%$8,495
Federal student loans5,06653%$7,120

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Arkansas State University-Main Campus. 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 State University-Main Campus students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,6552,5313,124
Percent admitted100%69%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled29%30%28%

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 State University-Main Campus Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment14,085
Undergraduate enrollment9,839
Graduate enrollment4,246

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 State University-Main Campus Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Learning Academy)
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Magnetic Resonance (MR) - Programs for magnetic resonance technologists
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • 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

*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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