Arkansas State University

State University, AR

Arkansas State, founded in 1909, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 941-acre campus is located in Jonesboro, 70 miles from Memphis, Tenn.

Website: www.astate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
9,592
Undergraduate
Students
(57.1%) 5,480 Women
(42.9%) 4,112 Men
3,818
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
70% of 5,346 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.51
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $17,240
Out-of-state: $23,540
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,478
Out-of-state: $14,778
Room and Board
$8,762
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Freshman Award
$10,000
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,400
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
505
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

State University Population
70,187
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Memphis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
14.0% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.2% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students
5.2% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
21.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
55%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 1  
History 2  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 22
SAT Only    
ACT Only Recommended August 22
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 600
City, State, Zip
State University, AR 72467
Phone
(870) 972-2031
Fax
(870) 972-2090
E-mail
admissions@astate.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$15
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Minimum ACT composite score of 21, immunization, Selective Service required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
70% of 5,346 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 2,979 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 2,367 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,173 (58%) of 3,755 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,120 (53%) of 2,110 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,053 (64%) of 1,645 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.51
3.75 and Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
44%
Score of 18 - 23
48%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 27%
Top quarter: 49%
Top half: 74%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $17,240
Out-of-state: $23,540
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,478
Out-of-state: $14,778
Room and Board
$8,762
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Final deadline July 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning June 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001090
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,478 (95.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,426 (96.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,411 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
577 (40.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$10,000
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,404 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,000
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 746 (52.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,600
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 655 (46.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
225 (14.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,000

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,564 (90.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
6,304 (96.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,203 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,463 (55.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$10,500
Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,022 (97.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,000
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,003 (64.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,200
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 3,404 (54.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
748 (10.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,600

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,400
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
4.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Humanities, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
2,638
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
273
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
60
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
163
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,500
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism, Other
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Education, Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
505
Part-Time Faculty
206
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
49%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
879,228
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
800
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Communications Disorders, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Music Education, Professional Science Master's, Master of Rehabilitation Counseling, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Accountancy, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Mass Communications, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Agriculture

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community College Education
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Gerontology
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Community College Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Reading Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education

Location and Setting


State University Population
70,187
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Memphis
Campus Size
1,376 acres

Weather

Temperature
29.1 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Jonesboro
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Walnut Ridge

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
70%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
check-in desk, video surveillance cameras

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, honors college, volunteer a-state, baptist collegiate ministry, black student association, student activities board
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
9,592
Women
5,480 (57.1%)
Men
4,112 (42.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
7,295
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
14.0% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.2% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students.
5.2% from 50 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
3,818

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
21.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
34.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
39.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
55%
Average Starting Salary
55%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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