Arkansas State University - Main Campus

Arkansas State University - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Arkansas State University - Main Campus Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Arkansas State University - Main Campus was awarded 229 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health and medical assisting services.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked A-State as #1,484 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

A-State also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Arkansas ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into A-State?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Arkansas State University - Main Campus you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 66%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 508 to 625 )
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A-State received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 21 to 26 )
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Arkansas State University - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Arkansas State University - Main Campus is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Arkansas State University - Main Campus is 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  70 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arkansas State University - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

Arkansas State University - Main Campus has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 21% for first-time, full-time students at A-State, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100
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100

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Arkansas State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,928 undergraduates at A-State with 6,439 being full-time and 2,489 being part-time.

How Much Does Arkansas State University - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of A-State is $13,406. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for A-State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,948 $11,672 $14,235 $15,613 $16,640

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of A-State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 5.7%. 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.

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How Much Money Do A-State Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from A-State make around $32,200 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 19% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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See which majors at Arkansas State University - Main Campus make the most money.

Location of Arkansas State University - Main Campus

Located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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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

Arkansas State University - Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 68 majors graduated from Arkansas State University - Main Campus. Of these students, 2,257 received undergraduate degrees and 1,849 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 205 $58,200
Liberal Arts General Studies 172 $24,900
Business Administration & Management 118 $34,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 102 $32,800
Health & Physical Education 78 $27,500
Criminology 67 $28,100
Teacher Education Subject Specific 66 $35,300
General Psychology 61 $22,000
Finance & Financial Management 54 $33,000
Agricultural Economics & Business 52 $35,600

Learn more about the majors offered at Arkansas State University - Main Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at A-State

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 7,939 students took at least one online class at Arkansas State University - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 7,714 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 7,939 4,478
2017-2018 7,714 4,220
2016-2017 7,707 4,130
2015-2016 7,525 3,843
2013-2014 6,390 2,719

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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