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Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a public institution located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Jonesboro is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

208 Undergraduate Degrees
1,821 Graduate Degrees
$22,708 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
66% Acceptance Rate

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Arkansas State University - Main Campus 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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Online Teaching Graduate Certificate 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
#3 Most Popular Online Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Online Special Education Graduate Certificate 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
#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

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
A-State has an acceptance rate of 66%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

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 )
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?

$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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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

6,789 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,350 undergraduate students at A-State, with 6,789 being full-time and 2,561 being part-time.

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

There are also 4,359 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,789 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 61
Black or African American 744
Hispanic or Latino 232
White 5,152
International Students 396
Other Races/Ethnicities 204

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 #855 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
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services 32%
Early Childhood Education 24%
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented 2%
Educational Administration 1%
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship 1%
Other Special Education & Teaching 15%
Reading Teacher Education 50%
Social Science Teacher Education 22%
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
Social Science Teacher Education #3
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs #4
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services #4
Student Counseling #27
Early Childhood Education #34
Reading Teacher Education #35
Special Education #82
Teacher Education Subject Specific #92
Teacher Education Grade Specific #123

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 Teaching Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship 0 542 421 0 963
Reading Teacher Education 0 2 240 0 242
Curriculum & Instruction 0 9 227 0 236
Other Special Education & Teaching 7 0 156 0 163
Education/Teaching of the Gifted & Talented 0 11 98 0 109
Early Childhood Education 94 0 12 0 106
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 37 0 0 0 37
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services 0 0 34 0 34
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 0 27 0 0 27
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 22 0 1 0 23
English & Language Arts Education 17 0 2 0 19
Music Education 12 0 2 0 14
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 12 0 0 12
Mathematics Education 10 0 2 0 12
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 0 11 11
Social Science Teacher Education 7 0 2 0 9
Teacher Development & Methodology 0 2 7 0 9
Biology Education 1 0 1 0 2
Chemistry Education 1 0 0 0 1
General Special Education 0 0 0 0 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments 0 0 0 0 0
Business Education 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
Modern Language Education 0 0 0 0 0
Physics Education 0 0 0 0 0
Elementary Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 208 605 1,205 11 2,029

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.

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