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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?

2,399 Undergraduate Awards
$22,708 Avg Cost After Aid
66% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at A-State.
  • In 2017-2018, 76% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

A-State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#139 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#304 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at A-State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Data Processing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Other Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Mental & Social Health Services Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Health Professions Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Value Music Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Value General Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Value Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards A-State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Data Processing Graduates College Factual
#22 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#49 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#51 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#54 Best Value Colleges for Health & Physical Education College Factual
#97 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is Arkansas State University - Main Campus?

Location of Arkansas State University - Main Campus

Contact details for A-State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: 870-972-2100
Website: www.astate.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ArkansasState
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ArkansasState

How Do I Get Into A-State?

You can apply to A-State online at: https://asups1.astate.edu:4443/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

Admission Requirements for A-State

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into A-State?

66% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
1% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 66%, A-State does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

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 508 and 605. Math scores were between 508 and 625.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 508 to 605 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 508 to 625 )
200
800
A-State received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 28. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 22 to 28 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Arkansas State University - Main Campus?

$22,708 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of A-State is $22,708. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At A-State, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,059 a year. That adds up to $24,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at A-State is 5.9%. 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

6,439 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,928 undergraduate students at A-State, with 6,439 being full-time and 2,489 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  A-State

There are also 4,428 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,439 full-time undergraduates at A-State, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  A-State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Arkansas State University - Main Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of A-State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 54
Black or African American 734
Hispanic or Latino 229
White 4,843
International Students 369
Other Races/Ethnicities 210

Geographic Diversity

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

4,220 Took All Classes Online
7,714 Took At Least One Class Online
11.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 19 master’s degree programs available online at A-State. In 2017-2018, 7,714 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at A-State has changed over the last few years.

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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 2017-2018.

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 11.9%. This is the #1,221 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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 7%
Communication & Journalism 7%
Education 8%
Educational Administration 1%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 60%
Health & Physical Education 25%
Health Professions 13%
Homeland Security 6%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 10%
Human Development & Family Studies 60%
Nursing 10%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 25%
Public Administration 28%
Public Administration & Social Service 12%
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 44%
Special Education 5%
Student Counseling 9%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 17%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 40%

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
Area Studies #4
Data Processing #7
Gerontology #11
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #15
Criminology #17
Sociology #19
Political Science & Government #22
Homeland Security #25
Engineering-Related Fields #26
Student Counseling #27
Communication & Media Studies #46
Public Administration #47
Human Development & Family Studies #50
Health & Physical Education #52
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #59
Engineering Technologies #60
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #61
Communication & Journalism #71
Special Education #82
Social Sciences #87
Teacher Education Subject Specific #92
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #92
Public Administration & Social Service #104
Teacher Education Grade Specific #123
Computer & Information Sciences #164
Liberal Arts General Studies #199
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #199
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #208
Nursing #257
Education #322
Business Administration & Management #391
Health Professions #423
Business, Management & Marketing #485

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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Educational Administration 0 0 0 542 421 11 974
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 358 183 0 0 0 541
Nursing 0 102 212 2 62 2 380
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 70 2 250 0 322
Special Education 0 0 7 38 254 0 299
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 9 227 0 236
Health & Physical Education 0 0 78 0 149 0 227
Business Administration & Management 0 0 119 0 58 0 177
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 131 2 19 0 152
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 137 0 137
General Biology 0 0 80 0 9 0 89
Social Work 0 0 47 0 40 0 87
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 62 0 13 0 75
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 69 0 0 0 0 69
General Psychology 0 0 65 0 0 0 65
Communication Sciences 0 0 35 0 26 0 61
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 59 0 0 0 59
Criminology 0 0 59 0 0 0 59
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 1 0 29 0 24 0 54
Computer Information Systems 0 0 26 0 27 0 53
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0 49 49
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0 48 0 48
Allied Health Professions 3 1 44 0 0 0 48
Student Counseling 0 0 0 12 34 0 46
Sociology 0 0 43 0 2 0 45
Accounting 0 1 32 0 8 0 41
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 32 0 6 0 38
Marketing 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Homeland Security 0 2 15 0 18 0 35
General English Literature 0 0 21 0 9 0 30
Plant Sciences 0 0 28 0 0 0 28
History 0 0 20 2 4 0 26
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Data Processing 0 0 18 4 0 0 22
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Animal Science 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 18 0 18
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 18 0 0 18
Chemistry 0 0 17 0 1 0 18
Political Science & Government 0 0 15 0 3 0 18
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 3 13 0 0 0 16
Civil Engineering 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 14 0 14
Music 0 0 11 0 3 0 14
Electrical Engineering 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Mathematics 0 0 8 0 4 0 12
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Wildlife Management 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Journalism 0 0 3 0 4 0 7
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 2 5 0 7
International Business 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 4 0 1 0 5
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 1 0 0 4 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Economics 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Management Information Systems 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Physics 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Romance Languages 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Philosophy 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Other Psychology 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Arts & Media Management 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 9 540 1,850 637 1,908 65 5,009

References

*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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