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
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.

Arkansas State University-Main Campus Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (870) 972-2100
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 13,356
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 46%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,417 (41% 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: $8,900
Out-of-state Tuition: $15,860
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,497

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

Arkansas State University-Main Campus Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 31
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 121
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 4272
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 675
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 221
Education 1113201
Engineering 41
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 111
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 11576
History 111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 5422
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 121
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 311
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 32
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 21
Psychology 211
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 142
Visual and Performing Arts 151
Grand total 471473564

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,900
Out-of-state $15,860
Books and supplies $1,250

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,422
Out-of-state $11,408

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 1,479 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,454 95% $9,497
Student loan aid 833 55% $6,088

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,024 75% $9,534
Federal student loans 4,674 50% $7,150

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,689 1,907 2,782
Percent admitted 100% 79% 81%
Percent admitted who enrolled 30% 30% 30%

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 State University-Main Campus Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 13,356
Undergraduate enrollment 8,928
Graduate enrollment 4,428

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 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 (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
    • Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree
    • Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral 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
  • 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
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists
    • Magnetic Resonance (MR) - Programs for magnetic resonance technologists
  • 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
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - 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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