PO Box 10 State University, AR 72467 870-972-3024
About Arkansas State University
  • Year of Foundation 1909
  • Size of Campus 941 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor's , Master's, Post-Bachelor's,Post-Master's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 9,138
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 59%, 41%, 10%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $3,750
  • Room and Board $3,640
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $15
  • Enrollment No. 9,000
Arkansas State University (also known as ASU, ASTATE or "stAte") is a public university and is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System, the state's second largest college system and third largest university by enrollment. It is located atop 800 acres (3.2 km2) on Crowley's Ridge at Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA. The university marked its centennial year in 2009.ASU was founded as the First District Agricultural School in Jonesboro in 1909 by the Arkansas Legislature as a regional agricultural training school. Robert W. Glover, a Missionary Baptist pastor who served in both houses of the Arkansas Legislature from Sheridan (1905-1912), introduced in 1909 the resolution calling for the establishment of four state agricultural colleges, including the future ASU.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 6
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus ASU SpringFest, ASU Homecoming, Lecture-Concert Series, International Students Week, Black History Month, ASU Job Fair, Disability Awareness Week
  • Number of students in fraternities 13
  • Percent students who are frat members 15%
  • Number of honor societies ASU Honors Association, Alpha Eta Society, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Pi Epsilon, Delta Tau Alpha, Gamma Beta Phi, Gamma Theta Upsilon, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Kappa Psi, Kappa Mu Epsilon,
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 9
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Arkansas State University is a state-supported institution and therefore non-denominational, but is distinctly interested in the religious life of its students and encourages them to attend regularly the churches of their c
  • Other on-campus organizations 3%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 7%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Association, Black Graduate Student Association, Black Student Association, Chinese Students Association, Malaysian Students Association, ASU Chapter of the NAACP, National Society of Black Engineers
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 13
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
  • Distance to nearest bus Jonesboro, Arkansas (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Memphis, Tennessee (75), Little Rock, Arkansas (132)
  • Distance to nearest train Walnut Ridge, Arkansas (25)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 94
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 25%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 3%
  • Number of students using college housing 21%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (12%), women's dorms (34%), men's dorms (24%), fraternity housing (5%), apartments for married students (7%), apartment for single students (16%), other housing options (2%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 50%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 34%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 22%
Campus Services
  • Museums ASU Museum
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 6,500
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,691
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Arkansas Collection; Cass S. Hough Aeronautical Collection; Wilson Collection (Robert Dale Owens Collection); Political Papers of Congressmen, E.C. Took Gathings & Bill Alexander, Gieseck Collection, Judd Hill Collection, McNaughton Collection, The Curricu
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Microforms 584,730
  • Student Computer Availability N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Library On Campus N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Number of e-books 20,457
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 595,791
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 510
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 16,910
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 1 year 8%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 83%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 2 years 9%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,500
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training, other
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 10%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs St. Bernards Regional Medical Center; Acxiom; Teleflora; Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department; Federal Highway Administration; Frito-Lay; Baird, Kurtz & Dobson; Walgreens
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
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