Southern Arkansas University

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School Overview

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

www.saumag.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,679

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 629

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,546

Graduate enrollment: 443

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

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

Education
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
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A,B

Mathematics
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
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.

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(870) 235-4000
Website:https://www.saumag.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://web.saumag.edu/admissions/apply/
Address:100 E. University, Magnolia, AR 71753
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,771
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):30%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,021 (42% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,196
Out-of-state Tuition:$11,856
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,865

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences111
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services121
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Education158
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs12
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service41
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Physical Sciences12
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21
Social Sciences2
Visual and Performing Arts4
Grand total553213

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Education28
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Grand total211

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Southern Arkansas 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$8,196
Out-of-state$11,856
Books and supplies$1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,940
Out-of-state$8,370

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid77398%
Grant or scholarship aid76297%$8,865
Student loan aid42254%$5,262

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,62884%$9,021
Federal student loans1,54650%$6,759

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Southern Arkansas 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 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,4601,4901,970
Percent admitted100%69%69%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%28%22%

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

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment4,771
Undergraduate enrollment3,287
Graduate enrollment1,484

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

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • 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
  • 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

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