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Arkansas Tech University Overview

Arkansas Tech University is a public institution situated in Russellville, Arkansas. The location of ATU is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Arkansas Tech University Known For?

3,675 Undergraduate Awards
$18,702 Avg Cost After Aid
95% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at ATU is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Arkansas Tech University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

ATU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#117 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#285 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#459 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at ATU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Nuclear Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Wildlife Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Electronics Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Value Natural Resources Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Value General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#102 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Arkansas Tech University?

Location of Arkansas Tech University

Contact details for ATU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, AR 72801-2222
Phone: 844-804-2628
Website: www.atu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arkansastech
Twitter: http://twitter.com/arkansastech

How Do I Get Into ATU?

You can apply to ATU online at: www.atu.edu/admissions/

Admission Requirements for ATU

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 recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into ATU?

95% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
ATU has the high acceptance rate of 95%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 94%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.

Can I Afford Arkansas Tech University?

$18,702 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
9.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of ATU is $18,702. 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 ATU, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,860 a year. That adds up to $27,440 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ATU is 9.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,584 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,015 undergraduate students at ATU, with 6,584 being full-time and 4,431 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  ATU

There are also 814 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,584 full-time undergraduates at ATU, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  ATU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Arkansas Tech University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of ATU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 88
Black or African American 501
Hispanic or Latino 515
White 4,895
International Students 227
Other Races/Ethnicities 358

Geographic Diversity

Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at Arkansas Tech University. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 47 countries are represented at ATU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and India.

Online Learning at Arkansas Tech University

2,845 Took All Classes Online
5,579 Took At Least One Class Online
13.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at ATU. In 2017-2018, 5,579 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 2nd 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 ATU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Arkansas Tech University was 13.7%. This is the #1,120 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ATU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of ATU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 30%
Business Support & Assistant Services 44%
Business, Management & Marketing 29%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 9%
Education 21%
Educational Administration 53%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 60%
Health Professions 43%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 1%
Instructional Media Design 58%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 18%
Liberal Arts General Studies 18%
Special Education 38%
Student Counseling 25%
Teaching English or French 30%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at ATU 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 ATU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Homeland Security #20
History #21
History #21
Student Counseling #23
Teaching English or French #24
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #35
Business Support & Assistant Services #37
Human Development & Family Studies #40
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #47
Special Education #71
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #76
Educational Administration #115
Health & Medical Administrative Services #133
Criminal Justice & Corrections #164
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #167
Liberal Arts General Studies #167
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #182
Nursing #230
Education #286
Business Administration & Management #348
Health Professions #377
Business, Management & Marketing #431

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 Tech University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 687 0 0 0 4 0 691
Health & Medical Administrative Services 521 9 9 22 0 8 0 569
Business Administration & Management 59 12 0 116 0 2 0 189
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 2 0 139 0 0 0 141
Nursing 0 20 0 116 0 4 0 140
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 62 34 35 0 0 0 0 131
Criminal Justice & Corrections 33 61 14 19 0 0 0 127
Business Support & Assistant Services 56 36 25 0 0 0 0 117
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 64 48 0 0 0 0 0 112
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 33 68 0 101
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 101 0 0 0 101
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 93 0 4 0 97
General Psychology 0 0 0 85 0 2 0 87
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 80 0 0 0 0 80
Allied Health Professions 54 20 0 0 0 0 0 74
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 70 0 0 0 70
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 29 19 19 0 0 0 0 67
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 66 0 66
Computer Information Systems 19 13 4 21 0 7 0 64
Precision Metal Working 41 5 11 0 0 0 0 57
Homeland Security 2 0 0 44 0 10 0 56
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 55 0 0 0 55
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 53 0 0 0 53
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 17 15 21 53
Electronics Engineering Technology 19 0 25 0 0 0 0 44
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 37 0 5 0 42
General Biology 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 39
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 33
Sociology 0 0 0 32 0 1 0 33
Nuclear Engineering Technology 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 32
Wildlife Management 0 0 0 28 0 3 0 31
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Journalism 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
General English Literature 0 0 0 17 0 7 0 24
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 23
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 8 15 0 0 0 0 23
Accounting 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Building Management & Inspection 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
History 0 0 0 15 0 4 0 19
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Cosmetology 0 3 14 0 0 0 0 17
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 16
Culinary Arts 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
Human Development & Family Studies 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 15
Special Education 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 13
Industrial Production Technology 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 11
Human Services 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 11
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Writing Studies 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Mathematics 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Information Science 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Chemistry 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Music 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Information Technology 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Area Studies 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Physics 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
International Studies 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Agricultural Production 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,009 1,054 252 1,360 50 294 21 4,040

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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