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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.

$20,146 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
63% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Arkansas State University - Main Campus?


Contact details for A-State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2105 East, Aggie Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: 870-972-2100

How Do I Get Into A-State?

You can apply to A-State online at:

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?

63% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 63%, 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 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.

Average Test Scores

About 2% 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 510 and 590. Math scores were between 520 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 510 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 520 to 610 )
A-State received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 28. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 21 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 20 to 26 )

Can I Afford Arkansas State University - Main Campus?

$20,146 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of A-State is $20,146. 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 54% of students took out student loans averaging $5,631 a year. That adds up to $22,524 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at A-State is 1.2%. 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

5,401 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,241 undergraduate students at A-State, with 5,401 being full-time and 2,840 being part-time.


There are also 4,622 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,401 full-time undergraduates at A-State, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 47
Black or African American 587
Hispanic or Latino 260
White 3,961
International Students 325
Other Races/Ethnicities 221

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

5,279 Took All Classes Online
8,866 Took At Least One Class Online
7.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 33 bachelor’s degree and 66 master’s degree programs available online at A-State. In 2020-2021, 8,866 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.


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 2020-2021.

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 7.7%. This is the #1,073 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at A-State regardless of major.

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%.


*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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