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Arkansas State University - Main Campus Overview

Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a public institution situated in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The location of Arkansas State University - Main Campus is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Arkansas State University - Main Campus Known For?

6,894 Full-Time Undergraduates
$13,605 Avg Cost After Aid
66% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at Arkansas State University - Main Campus.
  • In 2017-2018, 76% of the faculty were full-time.

Arkansas State University - Main Campus Rankings

Arkansas State University - Main Campus is ranked #921 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. Arkansas State University - Main Campus also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in Arkansas ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Arkansas State University - Main Campus has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Arkansas State University - Main Campus

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for the Money 234
Best Colleges for Veterans 597
Best Colleges for International Students 628
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 733
Best Colleges 921
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,459

Where Is Arkansas State University - Main Campus?

Location of Arkansas State University - Main Campus

Contact details for Arkansas State University - Main Campus 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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus?

You can apply to Arkansas State University - Main Campus online at: https://asups1.astate.edu:4443/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

Admission Requirements for Arkansas State University - Main Campus

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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus?

66% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
1% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 66%, Arkansas State University - Main Campus 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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus 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
Arkansas State University - Main Campus 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 )
1
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?

$13,605 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Arkansas State University - Main Campus is $13,605. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Arkansas State University - Main Campus

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,376 $11,541 $13,827 $16,555 $16,791

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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus, 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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus 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

6,894 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,604 undergraduate students at Arkansas State University - Main Campus, with 6,894 being full-time and 2,710 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Arkansas State University - Main Campus

There are also 4,326 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,894 full-time undergraduates at Arkansas State University - Main Campus, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Arkansas State University - Main Campus

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Arkansas State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 58
Black or African American 779
Hispanic or Latino 200
White 5,191
International Students 443
Other Races/Ethnicities 223

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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus. 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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus. 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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus 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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus

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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Arkansas State University - Main Campus 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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus 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 Arkansas State University - Main Campus.

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Arkansas State University - Main Campus awarded 4,780 undergraduate degrees and 3,946 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 1 32 8 0
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 62 13 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 69 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 1 44 0 0
Animal Science 0 19 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 14 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 1 0
Business Administration & Management 0 119 58 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 1 0 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 3
Chemistry 0 17 1 0
Civil Engineering 0 14 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 3 13 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 32 6 0
Communication Sciences 0 35 26 0
Computer Information Systems 0 26 27 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 0 4 0
Criminology 0 59 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 227 0
Data Processing 0 18 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 20 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 9 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 5 0 0
Economics 0 4 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 421 11
Electrical Engineering 0 13 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 11 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 18 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 59 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 13 0 0
General Biology 0 80 9 0
General Engineering 0 0 5 0
General English Literature 0 21 9 0
General Psychology 0 65 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 78 149 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 35 0 0
History 0 20 4 0
Homeland Security 2 15 18 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 48 0
International Business 0 6 0 0
Journalism 0 3 4 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 358 183 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 6 0 0
Management Information Systems 3 0 0 0
Marketing 0 35 0 0
Mathematics 0 8 4 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 24 0 0
Music 0 11 3 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 4 1 0
Nursing 102 212 62 2
Other Health Professions 0 0 5 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 0
Philosophy 0 2 0 0
Physics 0 3 0 0
Plant Sciences 0 28 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 15 3 0
Public Administration 0 0 137 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 35 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 29 24 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 49
Social Work 0 47 40 0
Sociology 0 43 2 0
Special Education 0 7 254 0
Student Counseling 0 0 34 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 131 19 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 70 250 0
Wildlife Management 0 8 0 0
Total 1,080 3,700 3,816 130

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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