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Located in Russellville, Arkansas, Arkansas Tech University is a public institution. The surrounding location of Russellville is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

169 Undergraduate Degrees
209 Graduate Degrees
$19,677 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
98% Acceptance Rate

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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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Most Popular Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#88 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards ATU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#23 Best Value Colleges for Social Studies Education College Factual
#33 Best Value Colleges for Physical Education Teaching & Coaching College Factual
#37 Best Value Colleges for Music Education College Factual
#37 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Teaching English or French College Factual
#55 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#99 Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Education College Factual

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into ATU?

You can apply to ATU online at:

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?

98% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
Since ATU has an acceptance rate of 98%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 97%, and the acceptance rate for women is 98%.

Can I Afford Arkansas Tech University?

$19,677 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
5.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of ATU is $19,677. 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 ATU, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,596 a year. That adds up to $26,384 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ATU is 5.8%. 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 Tech University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,227 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,110 undergraduate students at ATU, with 6,227 being full-time and 3,883 being part-time.


There are also 719 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,227 full-time undergraduates at ATU, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 100
Black or African American 433
Hispanic or Latino 537
White 4,634
International Students 171
Other Races/Ethnicities 352

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

4,503 Took All Classes Online
8,554 Took At Least One Class Online
19.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 8,554 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.


This school is the 6th most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of ATU

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Arkansas Tech University was $7,668 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $13,236. The following table shows how ATU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services #4 #1
Teaching English or French #7 #4
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #7 #4
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #16 #16
Student Counseling #16 #10
Educational Administration #34 #43
Reading Teacher Education #37 #4
Teacher Education Grade Specific #37 #40
General Educational Leadership & Administration #40 #39
Teacher Education Subject Specific #49 #31
General Special Education #61 #28
Special Education #70 #31

Online Growth Rankings of ATU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Arkansas Tech University was 19.4%. This is the #782 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ATU regardless of major.

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
Reading Teacher Education #81
General Special Education #119
Instructional Media Design #142
Educational/Instructional Technology #142
General Educational Leadership & Administration #179
Special Education #194
Teacher Education Subject Specific #214
Educational Administration #247

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 Teaching Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Elementary Education 0 55 0 0 0 55
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 8 0 0 42 0 50
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services 0 0 14 34 0 48
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 7 23 10 40
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0 34 0 0 0 34
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 0 0 24 0 24
Music Education 0 22 0 0 0 22
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 0 17 0 17
General Education 0 0 0 15 0 15
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 0 13 0 0 0 13
General Special Education 0 0 0 10 0 10
Agricultural Teacher Education 0 9 0 0 0 9
English & Language Arts Education 0 9 0 0 0 9
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 0 9 0 9
Social Studies Education 0 8 0 0 0 8
Other Education 0 0 0 4 0 4
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education 0 4 0 0 0 4
Art Education 0 2 0 0 0 2
Biology Education 0 2 0 0 0 2
Mathematics Education 0 2 0 0 0 2
Modern Language Education 0 1 0 0 0 1
Chemistry Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Physics Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Speech Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 8 161 21 178 10 378


*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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