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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Southern Arkansas 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.

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus was awarded 71 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is physical sciences.

Overall Quality

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus landed the #2,155 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus also holds the #21 spot on the Best Colleges in Arkansas ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Southern Arkansas University Main Campus?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 69%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 5% of students accepted to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 570. Math scores were between 490 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus  ( 460 to 570 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus  ( 490 to 570 )
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800
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus  ( 19 to 25 )
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Learn more about Southern Arkansas University Main Campus admissions.

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

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 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is 19%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  19 out of 100
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100

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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,586 undergraduates at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus with 3,003 being full-time and 583 being part-time.

How Much Does Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is $14,270. 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 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,158 $12,615 $15,245 $16,364 $17,923

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 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, 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 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $5,465 a year. That adds up to $21,860 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is 19.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Southern Arkansas University Main Campus with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $35,700 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 10% 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 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus make the most money.

Location of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is a public institution situated in Magnolia, Arkansas. The location of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Contact details for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 E. University, Magnolia, AR 71753
Phone: 870-235-4000
Website: https://www.saumag.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthernArkansasUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/muleriders

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. Of these students, 930 received undergraduate degrees and 387 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
General Business/Commerce 74 $31,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 50 $32,800
Liberal Arts General Studies 42 NA
Nursing 38 $53,200
General Biology 31 NA
General Psychology 30 NA
Health & Physical Education 26 NA
Agricultural Economics & Business 26 NA
Physics 24 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 22 NA

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

Online Learning at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

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, 2,498 students took at least one online class at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. This is an increase from the 2,351 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,498 1,005
2017-2018 2,351 869
2016-2017 2,429 722
2015-2016 2,750 574
2013-2014 1,516 525

Learn more about online learning at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.

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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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