Southern Arkansas University

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Previously known as Southern State College, Southern Arkansas University (SAU), located in Magnolia, Arkansas, is a four-year public coeducational university. The university resides in Columbia County, Arkansas close to Louisiana state border. Since its establishment in 1909 the university has changed its name several times. It has been know as Third District Agricultural School, Magnolia A&M, and Southern State College.

General Information

Admission Office

Box 9382

Magnolia, AR 71754-9382

(870) 235-4040

(800) 332-7286

Fax: (870) 235-4931

Contact: Sarah Jennings

Dean of Enrollment Services
Main Address

100 East University

Magnolia, AR 71753

(870) 235-4000

Total undergrads: 2,679

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 629

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,546

Graduate enrollment: 443


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates
br>Percent applicants admitted: 73%
br>Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 56%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness Operations A
Agricultural Business B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business – General A,B

Communications & Journalism
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
English 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
Spanish Language Teacher Education B

Engineering Technologies
Industrial Technology A,B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) A,B

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A,B

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical Sciences B
Interdisciplinary studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A,B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Community Organization/Advocacy B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B
Forensic Technologies A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C

Social Sciences
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General 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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