Arkansas State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,888
31.7% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$12,011
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.3%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
69.5%
6,045 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
13,190
43.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
51.4%
809 Graduates

About

Arkansas State University is a higher education institution located in Craighead County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Arkansas State University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (537 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (76 degrees), and General Studies (37 degrees).

In 2022, 5,133 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Arkansas State University. 68.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,897 degrees), 5.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (685 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Arkansas State University is $6,888, which is $−17,108 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Arkansas State University is $6,888, which is $−17,108 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,011.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Arkansas State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,888
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Arkansas State University was $6,888. The cost of tuition at Arkansas State University is $−17,108 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$12,011
2022 Value
11.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Arkansas State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,011. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Arkansas State University grew by 11.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,605
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Arkansas State University was of $9,605 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.923% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Arkansas State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.52% with respect to 2021, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.3%
2019 Default Rate
56
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Arkansas State University was 1.3%, which represents 56 out of the 4315 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Arkansas State University received 6,045 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.6% annual growth. Out of those 6,045 applicants, 4,202 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.5% acceptance rate.

There were 13,190 students enrolled at Arkansas State University in 2022. 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Arkansas State University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,202
Accepted Out of 6,045

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Arkansas State University was 69.5% (4,202 admissions from 6,045 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 63.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.6%, while admissions grew by 13.8%..

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SAT Scores

2%
Submission Percentage (2022)
30
Scores Submitted (2022)

2% of enrolled first-time students at Arkansas State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Arkansas State University had a total enrollment of 13,190 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Arkansas State University is 5,687 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,503. This means that 43.1% of students enrolled at Arkansas State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Arkansas State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.6% White, 14.3% Black or African American, 4.31% Hispanic or Latino, 3.06% Two or More Races, 1.13% Asian, 0.318% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.114% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Arkansas State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.8%), followed by White Male (28%) and Black or African American Female (6.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.2%), followed by White Male (18.2%) and Black or African American Female (6.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Arkansas State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,190 students. The full-time enrollment at Arkansas State University is 5,687 and the part-time enrollment is 7,503. This means that 43.1% of students enrolled at Arkansas State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Arkansas State University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Arkansas State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,174 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,892 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    569 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Arkansas State University is 69.6% White, 14.3% Black or African American, 4.31% Hispanic or Latino, 3.06% Two or More Races, 1.13% Asian, 0.318% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.114% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 163 students (1.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,925 more women than men received degrees from Arkansas State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Arkansas State University is white (3,897 degrees awarded). There were 5.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (685 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Arkansas State University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (537 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (76 degrees) and General Studies (37 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Arkansas State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (1,868 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (259 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arkansas State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,607,292 people), Secondary school teachers (462,840 people), Education administrators (268,795 people), Special education teachers (193,376 people), and Social workers, all other (178,961 people).

The most specialized majors at Arkansas State University in 2022 are Education (1,868 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (259 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (777 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (67 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arkansas State University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Arkansas State University are Education (1,868 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (259 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (777 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (67 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arkansas State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,840,123 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (282,472 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (223,033 people), Individual & family services (151,047 people), and Outpatient care centers (127,680 people).

The most specialized majors at Arkansas State University are Education (1,868 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (259 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (777 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (67 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Arkansas State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 351 degrees awarded
  2. 188 degrees awarded
  3. 167 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Arkansas State University was Elementary & Middle School Administration with 351 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,604
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,529
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,604 degrees were awarded to men at Arkansas State University, which is 0.455 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,529).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 312 degrees were awarded to men at Arkansas State University in Elementary & Middle School Administration, which is 0.522 times less than the 598 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 598 degrees were awarded to men at Arkansas State University in Elementary & Middle School Administration, which is 1.92 times more than the 312 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 37% of students graduating from Arkansas State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Arkansas State University is Female and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.865% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,897 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    685 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Arkansas State University is white (3,897 degrees awarded). There were 5.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (685 degrees).

0.935% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,702 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,195 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    483 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Arkansas State University is white female (2,702 degrees awarded). There were 2.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1195 degrees).

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Operations

Arkansas State University employs 183 Assistant professors, 108 Instructors and 104 Associate professors. Most academics at Arkansas State University are Female Assistant professor (114), Male Assistant professor (69), and Female Instructor (61).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arkansas State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 273 employees, Management, with 224 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 110 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $11.2M - Federal
  2. $6.86M - State
  3. $76.3k - Local

As of 2022, Arkansas State University received $11.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.86M from state grants and contracts, and $76.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$89.6M
2022 Salaries
0.625%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Arkansas State University paid a median of $89.6M in salaries, a 0.625% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35.4M
Instructional Salaries
498
Number of Employees

In 2022, Arkansas State University paid a total of $35.4M to 498 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
183 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
273 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Arkansas State University were Assistant professor with 183 employees, Instructor with 108 employees, and Associate professor with 104 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arkansas State University were Business and Financial Operations with 273 employees, Management with 224 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 110 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Arkansas State University was Female Assistant professor with 114 employees, Male Assistant professor with 69 employees, and Female Instructor with 61 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Arkansas State University.

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