Arkansas State University is a 4-year public school in northeast Arkansas and the second largest university in the state. Arkansas State is home to eight academic colleges awarding bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level degrees in over 150 academic fields of study. We offer traditional in person classes, fully online programs, and hybrid programs. Additionally, the university hosts the Arkansas Biosciences Institute and the Honors Living-Learning Community, where students have the opportunity to study and live with their honors program peers. For recreation, Arkansas State features over 25 intramural sports leagues including dodgeball and golf.
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In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Room and Board
The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Students Receiving Gift Aid
Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants
Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Students Borrowing Loans
Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
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Average Debt at Graduation
The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
A-state is a school that is definitely preparing its students for the real world in a positive way. It has a lot of different healthy food options, a campus store, and is very sports-oriented. The professors are extremely helpful and constantly encourage their students to excel in all ways possible.
Gina from Malvern, AR
A-State has the best concert bands, pep bands, and chamber bands I have ever heard, and not only do they sound good they also have the best directors, Dr. Labovitz and Dr. Oliver. Besides their bands they also have a pretty great campus.
Gracie from Salem, AR
ASU Jonesboro is a great university. The teachers are professional and educated. Its a diverse campus that provides great resources for students.
Cassidy from Jonesboro, AR
Arkansas State University is a well rounded college for those who seek a start in their career. It can be the beginning of a long and wonderful education, and it can serve as the end of ones educational goals all at the same time. Whether you're looking to start your road on earning a masters degree, or just looking to get your bachelors, ASU is the school of choice.
Ryan from Highland, AR
The dorms here are set up in a suite-style, so not having to share a bathroom with many people is great! The caf offers plenty of options, ranging from pizza to stir fry to delicious sandwiches. Sports here are amazing, especially rugby (which just got a women's club).