Arkansas State University Main Campus

Arkansas State University Main Campus

Arkansas State University (ASU) is a four year public school, located in Jonesboro. It was established in 1909. ASU is the main campus of the Arkansas State University system. The school has on-campus housing available for more than 2,400 students.

ASU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as well as 18 specialized accrediting organizations. It is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NCACHE). It offers Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees and Doctorate degrees.

Arkansas State University belongs to the Sun Belt Conference. The university offers financial aid to athletes for football, basketball, baseball, track and other sports. The Cooper Alumni Center of ASU offers a venue for all alumni to visit and reunite.

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Arkansas State University-Main Campus
2105 E. Aggie Road
State University , AR 72467
General Phone: (870) 972-2100

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Arkansas State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching410curriculum and instruction, educational administration, elementary/middle school admin, special ed, gifted and talended education, school counseling, college student counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, ...
Business and Management306business management, accounting, finance, international business, MIS, marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine293EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts235area and Cultural studies, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, general studies, economics, geography, political science, sociology, ...
Medical Support and Technology133speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, radiation therapist, clinical lab tech, phlebotomy
Therapy and Counseling89psychology, counseling psychology, physical therapist assistant, physical therapy
Science81biology, chemistry, physics
Media81journalism, radio and television, communication and journalism, printing equipment operation
Family and Social Work74child care management, public administration, social work
Agricultural Science and Management51agricultural operations, food technology
Security and Law Enforcement49criminal justice and safety, forensic science, criminal justice and police, criminology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy44health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering38computer and info science, data processing tech
Engineering Technician29electronics tech, engineering technician
Conservation and Resource Management19environmental studies, environmental science, wildlife management
Art Studies17art studies
Office and Administration14administrative assistant
Mechanics and Repair13HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Music12music, music performance
Medicine12gerontology, health professions
Animal Science and Care11animal science
Landscaping and Horticulture10plant sciences
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial art
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy
Beauty and Cosmetology5cosmetology
Drama and Performing Arts3drama

Number of programs and degrees for Arkansas State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,36259
Master's degree42145
Associate's degree19711
Doctor's degree92
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years589
Post-master's certificate313
Postbaccalaureate certificate62

Arkansas State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Arkansas State had a total enrollment of 11,130 students (9,723 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 85%
Graduate 15%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 17%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 25%
20-21 19%
22-24 18%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Arkansas State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 28 %

Arkansas State Room and Board (2007)

Arkansas State offers campus housing for 2,514 of its 9,723 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Jonesboro, Arkansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arkansas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Arkansas State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460520
SAT Math450580
SAT Writing410490
ACT Verbal1825
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1824

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT1%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT90%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Arkansas State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,370
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,290
Room and board $ 5,806
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,130

Financial Aid:
Arkansas State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 109000)

Arkansas State Faculty

Arkansas State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7478
Non-tenured and not on tenure track44110

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year15$101,1474$94,860
Associate professorcalendar year10$83,9568$90,655
Assistant professorcalendar year4$56,7209$70,168
Instructorcalendar year3$41,6379$41,528
All faculty totalcalendar year32$84,64230$70,331

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year60$74,30115$71,491
Associate professoracademic year54$61,29943$58,311
Assistant professoracademic year56$55,59678$52,165
Instructoracademic year23$40,73570$35,784
All faculty totalacademic year193$61,236206$49,289

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Arkansas State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Sun Belt Conference
Basketball Sun Belt Conference
Baseball Sun Belt Conference
Track Sun Belt Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports96170

Arkansas State Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Food Technology and Processing

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Public Administration
Social Work

Landscaping And Horticulture
Plant Sciences, General

Liberal Arts
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Arkansas State Apart:

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Top 7%Arkansas State Number of students
% students on athletic fin. aid
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 13%Arkansas State Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in education and teaching
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Top 19%Arkansas State % of accepted students who choose to enroll
Female % of student body
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Top 19%Arkansas State Female % of student body

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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
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checked Has ROTC (army)
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