Arkansas State University Newport

Arkansas State University Newport

Arkansas State University-Newport, or ASUN, is a branch of the Arkansas State University System. It was initially known as the White River Vocational Technical School which was merged with the Arkansas State University-Beebe in 1991. A year later, it became the ASU-Beebe/Newport which was later named Arkansas State University-Newport. It is located in Newport, Arkansas.

Arkansas State University-Newport offers two-year associate's degrees in arts, science, and applied science. Various certificate of general studies, technical certificates, and certificates of proficiency programs are also available.

The students of ASUN participate in intramural sports including softball, ping pong, and basketball. The institute also hosts organizations including the Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, and PEM Club.

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Arkansas State University-Newport
7648 Victory Blvd
Newport , AR 72112
General Phone: (870) 512-7800

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Arkansas State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Transportation798truck and bus driver
Nursing and Emergency Medicine91registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Liberal Arts56liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Construction Trades13lineworker
Education and Teaching10teacher ed
Mechanics and Repair6diesel mechanics
Business and Management3business, MIS
Office and Administration1general office occupations
Engineering Technician1computer systems tech
Medicine0medical preparatory

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree819
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years804
Award of less than 1 academic year8182

Arkansas State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Arkansas State had a total enrollment of 1,175 students (998 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 15%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 24%
18-19 15%
20-21 11%
22-24 11%
25-29 10%
30-34 8%
35-39 9%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%

Arkansas State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 75 %

Arkansas State Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Newport, 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 Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,080
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,144
Books and supplies $ 1,150

Financial Aid:
Arkansas State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 109002)

Arkansas State Faculty

Arkansas State has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year3$39,4211*
Instructorcalendar year10$44,3436$49,783
All faculty totalcalendar year13$43,2077$49,628

*: 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
Assistant professoracademic year4$38,47815$41,194
Instructoracademic year12$36,49122$38,323
All faculty totalacademic year16$36,98837$39,487

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

Arkansas State Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems, General

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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What Sets Arkansas State Apart:

% of degrees in transportation
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 9%Arkansas State % of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 9%Arkansas State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 11%Arkansas State Number of students
Male % of student body
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Top 16%Arkansas State Male % of student body
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Top 17%Arkansas State Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 18%Arkansas State Number of degree programs

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