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Arkansas State University - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Arkansas State University - Main Campus ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Arkansas State University - Main Campus Ranked?

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2023 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 609 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked A-State as #729 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when A-State held the #1,484 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 34 colleges in Arkansas, A-State is ranked at #4.

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Is It Hard to Get Into A-State?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a competitive 67%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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 500 and 590. Math scores were between 500 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 500 to 590 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 500 to 630 )
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800
A-State received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Arkansas State University - Main Campus  ( 20 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 14 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 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arkansas State University - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Arkansas State University - Main Campus enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from A-State have a four-year graduation rate of 31%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  31 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 8,486 undergraduates at A-State with 5,836 being full-time and 2,650 being part-time.

How Much Does Arkansas State University - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of A-State is $14,189. 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 +
$12,120 $12,019 $14,698 $16,946 $17,614

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 $5,580 a year. That adds up to $22,320 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at A-State is 3.3%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from A-State make about $37,755 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 11% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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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, 2,444 received undergraduate degrees and 1,917 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
Liberal Arts General Studies 206 $28,138
Nursing 183 $57,156
Business Administration & Management 133 $28,328
Health & Physical Education 95 $33,976
General Psychology 81 $21,382
Teacher Education Grade Specific 77 $33,025
General Biology 71 $20,719
Teacher Education Subject Specific 62 $34,686
Finance & Financial Management 61 $37,495
Criminology 56 $28,247

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 2019-2020, 9,829 students took at least one online class at Arkansas State University - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 7,939 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 9,829 5,152
2018-2019 7,939 4,478
2017-2018 7,714 4,220
2016-2017 7,707 4,130
2015-2016 7,525 3,843

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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

More about our data sources and methodologies.