Campus & Student Life at Arkansas State University - Main Campus

Home to about 8,486 undergraduates in 2020, A-State is a large, public university located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, A-State offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by A-State can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our A-State Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

A-State Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 8.0% of the student population at A-State. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit A-State Disability Services.

A-State for the Military

While not a "service academy", A-State does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our A-State for Veterans Guide.

A-State offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, A-State does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Arkansas State University - Main Campus

A-State offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Arkansas State University - Main Campus

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Arkansas State University - Main Campus

A-State has a comparatively large, student body. There were 8,486 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 5,836 (68.8%). Part-time attendance was 2,650 (31.2%).

Full-timePart-timeTotal
5,8362,6508,486

Arkansas State University - Main Campus is Ranked #1,698 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, A-State is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank A-State #1698 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Arkansas State University - Main Campus

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at A-State by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the A-State Diversity Guide.

Arkansas State University - Main Campus Competes in the NCAA

A-State has a total of 416 student athletes, 260 men and 156 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$13,276,502
Total Expenses (all teams)$13,276,502
Net$0

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Arkansas State University - Main Campus Athletics

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