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Arkansas Tech University Data & Information Overview

250 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
94% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Arkansas Tech University Ranked?

#1,468 Best Colleges in Nation
#15 Best Colleges in AR
Business, Management & Marketing Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Arkansas Tech University was awarded 250 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management & marketing.

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Overall Quality

ATU landed the #1,468 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when ATU held the #1,503 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 34 colleges in Arkansas, ATU is ranked at #15.

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Is It Hard to Get Into ATU?

94% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 94%, ATU has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Learn more about Arkansas Tech University admissions.

Arkansas Tech University Faculty

18 to 1 Student to Faculty
99% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Arkansas Tech University 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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Arkansas Tech University is 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arkansas Tech University

63% Freshmen Retention
25% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Arkansas Tech University is 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 out of 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 25% for first-time, full-time students at ATU, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100

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Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,227 Full-Time Undergraduates
22.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
54.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,110 undergraduates at ATU with 6,227 being full-time and 3,883 being part-time.

How Much Does Arkansas Tech University Cost?

$11,721 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
$26,912 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of ATU is $11,721. 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 ATU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,455 $10,800 $12,727 $14,283 $14,374

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 ATU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At ATU, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $6,728 a year. That adds up to $26,912 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.

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How Much Money Do ATU Graduates Make?

$38,580 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from ATU make around $38,580 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Arkansas Tech University make the most money.

Location of Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas State
6,227 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Arkansas Tech University is a public institution situated in Russellville, Arkansas. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Russellville draws many to the area.

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Contact details for ATU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Administration Bldg 200, 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, AR 72801-2222
Phone: 479-968-0389

Arkansas Tech University Majors

70 Majors With Completions
2,262 Undergraduate Degrees
269 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 70 majors graduated from Arkansas Tech University. Of these students, 2,262 received undergraduate degrees and 269 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
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 111 $30,697
Business Administration & Management 97 $31,587
Teacher Education Subject Specific 93 $35,040
General Psychology 75 $24,155
Geography & Cartography 74 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 68 $31,327
Mechanical Engineering 65 $60,093
Geological & Earth Sciences 65 NA
Agricultural Economics & Business 50 $34,385
Criminal Justice & Corrections 48 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Arkansas Tech University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at ATU

63% Take At Least One Class Online
28% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 6,101 students took at least one online class at Arkansas Tech University. This is a decrease from the 8,554 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 6,101 2,666
2019-2020 8,554 4,503
2018-2019 5,885 2,793
2017-2018 5,579 2,845
2016-2017 5,238 2,389

Learn more about online learning at Arkansas Tech University.

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Notes and References


*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.


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