Arkansas State University - Main Campus Overview
Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a public institution situated in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The city atmosphere of Jonesboro makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Arkansas State University - Main Campus Known For?
- Students at A-State have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at A-State.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
Arkansas State University - Main Campus Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at A-State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards A-State has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#11||Best Occupational Therapist Assistant Schools||College Factual|
|#13||Best Physical Therapy Assistant Schools||College Factual|
|#23||Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools||College Factual|
|#25||Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#46||Best Health Professions Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Arkansas State University - Main Campus?
Contact details for A-State are given below.
|Address:||2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401|
How Do I Get Into A-State?
You can apply to A-State online at: https://www.astate.edu/info/apply/
Admission Requirements for A-State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into A-State?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 63%, and the acceptance rate for women is 70%.
Average Test Scores
About 1% of students accepted to A-State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 500 and 630.
Can I Afford Arkansas State University - Main Campus?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At A-State, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $5,580 a year. That adds up to $22,320 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at A-State is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Arkansas State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,620 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,836 full-time undergraduates at A-State, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Arkansas State University - Main Campus students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||658|
|Hispanic or Latino||262|
Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at Arkansas State University - Main Campus. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 76 countries are represented at A-State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Arkansas State University - Main Campus
The following chart shows how the online learning population at A-State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of A-State
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Arkansas State University - Main Campus was $7,315 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $12,883. The following table shows how A-State is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Radio, Television & Digital Communication||#1||#4|
|Natural Resources & Conservation||#4||#6|
|Engineering Technology (Other)||#7||#7|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#8||#1|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#19||#14|
|Political Science & Government||#22||#10|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#25||#11|
|Communication & Media Studies||#46||#23|
|Communication & Journalism||#49||#20|
|Health & Physical Education||#70||#22|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#73||#25|
Online Growth Rankings of A-State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Arkansas State University - Main Campus was 7.7%. This is the #1,472 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at A-State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of A-State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at A-State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at A-State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Radio, Television & Digital Communication||#39|
|Political Science & Government||#77|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#87|
|Communication & Media Studies||#166|
|Health & Physical Education||#206|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#215|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#230|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#230|
|Communication & Journalism||#264|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#289|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#311|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#356|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Arkansas State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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