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Arkansas State University

Address:
2105 Aggie Road
State University, AR 72467

Main Phone Number:
(870) 972-2100

Website: www.astate.edu

Chancellor: Dr. G. Daniel Howard (interim)

Description: Arkansas State University is a comprehensive, multiple-purpose regional university offering top-quality academic programs ranging from the associate degree to the doctorate. The Jonesboro campus has 482 full-time instructional faculty members, more than 13,000 students from 38 states and 59 foreign countries, and more than 65,000 alumni.

The institution developed from one of four state agricultural schools established in 1909. It opened as a vocational high school in 1910 and was reorganized as a junior college in 1918. The legislature approved a name change to State Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1925, and a four year degree program was initiated in 1930. The name became Arkansas State College in 1933, and in 1967 the legislature elevated the school to university status. Since 1967, the university has become an institution with a diverse mission–to bring Arkansas to the world, and to bring the world to Arkansas.

ASU offers 42 degrees and advanced certificates in 154 undergraduate and graduate fields of study through 10 academic colleges and the Honors College on the Jonesboro campus. In addition to undergraduate degree offerings, 16 different master’s degrees in 54 areas are offered, along with pre-professional programs in 12 areas. ASU also offers two specialist degrees with 23 areas of emphasis, and three doctoral degrees in five fields, which include educational leadership, environmental science, heritage studies, molecular sciences, and physical therapy.

The ASU Red Wolves compete in NCAA Division I-A, the top level, with 16 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf and track. Women’s sports include basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track and volleyball.

As a student-focused campus, ASU seeks to involve students in the administration of the university. Students are included in the executive committees, budgeting and planning processes, advisory committees, and shared governance. ASU students serve as ambassadors for the university by participating in recruiting and alumni events, and by hosting academic, business, political, and social leaders who visit campus.

ASU’s Jonesboro campus is located about halfway between the lower Mississippi Delta region, one of the most fertile agricultural and cultural areas in the world, and the Ozark Mountains, equally rich in American folklore and tradition. The campus boasts 143 buildings and occupies an area of 1,474 acres on the slopes of Crowley’s Ridge.

Admissions:
Admissions Office
P.O. Box 1630
State University, AR 72467
(870) 972-3024/(800) 382-3030
admissions@astate.edu

Financial Aid:
Financial Aid & Scholarships Office
PO Box 1620
State University, AR 72467
Phone – 870-972-2310
Fax – 870-972-2794
Email - finaid@astate.edu