Southern Arkansas University Tech

Southern Arkansas University Tech

Southern Arkansas University Tech, also known as SAU Tech, is a public community college located in Camden, Arkansas, United States. It was established on April 5, 1967 as Southwest Technical Institute. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. SAU Tech also provides several technical certificates and other professional programs.

Southern Arkansas University Tech's athletics department sponsors several athletics teams which participate in various intramural sports. The campus is also home to a basketball court. There are several student clubs and organizations in the campus. Some of them are Allied Health Students Club (AHSC), Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM), National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), and Phi Beta Lambda (PBL).

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Southern Arkansas University Tech
100 Carr Road
Camden , AR 71701-1906
General Phone: (870) 574-4500

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Southern Arkansas University Tech Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Security and Law Enforcement351criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire services administration, fire-fighting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine112licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Mechanics and Repair46computer repair, industrial electronics tech, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech
Engineering Technician40electronics tech, water quality and recycling tech, environmental engineering tech, hazardous materials tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, computer systems tech, drafting and design tech, engineering technician ...
Computer Science and Engineering36computer applications programming, computer science, computer and media applications, computer networking, network management, computer support
Liberal Arts18liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Education and Teaching16instructional media design, middle school teaching, teacher ed
Business and Management14business management, purchasing and contract management, logistics
Office and Administration11office management, office data entry
Family and Social Work9child care provider
Photography and Commercial Art3commercial art
Medical Support and Technology0health service and sciences
Construction Trades0building inspection and management
Beauty and Cosmetology0cosmetology
Media0radio and TV tech
Production Trades0welding

Number of programs and degrees for Southern Arkansas University Tech in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year20321
Associate's degree11218
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years34116

Southern Arkansas University Tech Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southern Arkansas University Tech had a total enrollment of 2,111 students (1,347 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 34%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 51%
18-19 14%
20-21 6%
22-24 6%
25-29 7%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

Rhode Island5%

Southern Arkansas University Tech Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 28 %
Part-Time 55 %

Southern Arkansas University Tech Room and Board (2007)

Southern Arkansas University Tech offers campus housing for 40 of its 1,347 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Camden, 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.

Southern Arkansas University Tech Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,030
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,260
Room and board $ 3,250
Room charge $ 2,000
Books and supplies $ 700
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Southern Arkansas University Tech participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 773800)

Southern Arkansas University Tech Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1614

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year3$46,5553$49,999
All faculty totalcalendar year3$46,5553$49,999

*: 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
Instructoracademic year13$42,68111$40,440
All faculty totalacademic year13$42,68111$40,440

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

Southern Arkansas University Tech Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Logistics and Materials Management
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Science
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other

Education And Teaching
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

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

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration

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Southern Arkansas University Tech Highlights

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What Sets Southern Arkansas University Tech Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 14%Southern Arkansas University Tech Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Southern Arkansas University Tech Dorm rooms per full-time student
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Southern Arkansas University Tech Male % of student body

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