Arkansas State University-Main Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,300

3.96% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,420

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.95%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

66%

5,683 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

13,930

54.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

46%

691 Graduates

About

Arkansas State University-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Craighead County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Arkansas State University-Main Campus were General Studies (207 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (161 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (124 degrees).

In 2017, 4,471 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Arkansas State University-Main Campus. 64.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,435 degrees), 6.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (559 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Arkansas State University-Main Campus is $6,300, which is $-14,433 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Arkansas State University-Main Campus is $6,300, which is $-14,433 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,420.

In 2017, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,300

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Arkansas State University-Main Campus was $6,300. The cost of tuition at Arkansas State University-Main Campus is $-14,433 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,420

2017 Value

9.02%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Arkansas State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,420. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Arkansas State University-Main Campus grew by 9.02%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,725

Room and Board

$1,137

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Arkansas State University-Main Campus was of $8,725 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,137. The cost of room and board increased by 2.83% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 13.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Arkansas State University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.6% with respect to 2016, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.95%

2016 Default Rate

245

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Arkansas State University-Main Campus was 5.95%, which represents 245 out of the 4117 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Arkansas State University-Main Campus received 5,683 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.495% annual growth. Out of those 5,683 applicants, 3,752 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66% acceptance rate.

There were 13,930 students enrolled at Arkansas State University-Main Campus in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Arkansas State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 38%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,752

Accepted Out of 5,683

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Arkansas State University-Main Campus was 66% (3,752 admissions from 5,683 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 70.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.495%, while admissions declined by -5.75%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

16

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at Arkansas State University-Main Campus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Arkansas State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 13,930 students. The full-time enrollment at Arkansas State University-Main Campus is 7,597 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,333. This means that 54.5% of students enrolled at Arkansas State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Arkansas State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.5% White, 13.1% Black or African American, 2.57% Hispanic or Latino, 1.93% Two or More Races, 0.847% Asian, 0.388% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0503% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Arkansas State University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.4%), followed by White Male (30.9%) and Black or African American Female (6.67%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.8%), followed by White Male (22.9%) and Black or African American Female (5.97%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Arkansas State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,930 students. The full-time enrollment at Arkansas State University-Main Campus is 7,597 and the part-time enrollment is 6,333. This means that 54.5% of students enrolled at Arkansas State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Arkansas State University-Main Campus was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Arkansas State University-Main Campus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    10,381

  2. Black or African American

    1,831

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    358

The enrolled student population at Arkansas State University-Main Campus is 74.5% White, 13.1% Black or African American, 2.57% Hispanic or Latino, 1.93% Two or More Races, 0.847% Asian, 0.388% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0503% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 198 students (1.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1275 more women than men received degrees from Arkansas State University-Main Campus. The majority of degree recipients at Arkansas State University-Main Campus are white (3,435 degrees awarded). There were 6.14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (559 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Arkansas State University-Main Campus is General Studies (207 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (161 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (124 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Arkansas State University-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (1,661 degrees awarded), Agriculture (119 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (144 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arkansas State University-Main Campus are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,927,885 people), Secondary school teachers (311,571 people), Education administrators (268,555 people), Social workers, all other (190,873 people), and Other managers (143,425 people).

The most specialized majors at Arkansas State University-Main Campus are Education (1,661 degrees awarded), Agriculture (119 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (144 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (195 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (588 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arkansas State University-Main Campus are Surgeons, Dentists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Physicians, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Arkansas State University-Main Campus are Education (1,661 degrees awarded), Agriculture (119 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (144 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (195 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (588 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arkansas State University-Main Campus are Elementary & secondary schools (2,836,757 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (287,897 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (210,857 people), Individual & family services (137,862 people), and Outpatient care centers (120,088 people).

The most specialized majors at Arkansas State University-Main Campus are Education (1,661 degrees awarded), Agriculture (119 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (144 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (195 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (588 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Arkansas State University-Main Campus.

Most Common

  1. 207 degrees awarded

  2. 161 degrees awarded

  3. 124 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Arkansas State University-Main Campus was General Studies with 207 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,598

  2. 2,873

In 2017, 1,598 degrees were awarded to men at Arkansas State University-Main Campus, which is 0.556 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,873).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 316 degrees were awarded to men at Arkansas State University-Main Campus in Elementary & Middle School Administration, which is 0.681 times less than the 464 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 464 degrees were awarded to women at Arkansas State University-Main Campus in Elementary & Middle School Administration, which is 1.47 times more than the 316 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 21% of students graduating from Arkansas State University-Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (52.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Arkansas State University-Main Campus is Female and White (52.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.724% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,435 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    559 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Arkansas State University-Main Campus is white (3,435 degrees awarded). There were 6.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (559 degrees).

1.14% of degree recipients (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,231 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,204 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    410 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Arkansas State University-Main Campus is white female (2,231 degrees awarded). There were 1.85 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,204 degrees).

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Operations

Arkansas State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $64.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.98M (3.06%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Arkansas State University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $203M. Arkansas State University-Main Campus employs 161 Assistant professors, 137 Instructors, and 121 Associate professors. Most academics at Arkansas State University-Main Campus are Female Assistant professors (97), Female Instructors(85), and Male Professors (74).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arkansas State University-Main Campus are: Business and Financial Operations, with 254 employees, Management, with 204 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 151 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$64.9M

2017 Endowment

19.9%

growth from 2016

Arkansas State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $64.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Arkansas State University-Main Campus grew 19.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.7M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $12.2M - Federal

  2. $6.97M - State

  3. $123k - Local

As of 2017, Arkansas State University-Main Campus received $12.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.97M from state grants and contracts, and $123k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$86.2M

2017 Salaries

1.69%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Arkansas State University-Main Campus paid a median of $86.2M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($203M) and a 1.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.85% decline from 2015 and a 0.691% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35.7M

Instructional Salaries

535

Number of Employees

In 2017, Arkansas State University-Main Campus paid a total of $35.7M to 535 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

161 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

254 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Arkansas State University-Main Campus were Assistant professor with 161 employees; Instructor with 137 employees; and Instructor with 121 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arkansas State University-Main Campus were Business and Financial Operations with 254 employees; Management with 204 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 151 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Arkansas State University-Main Campus was Female Assistant professor with 97 employees, Female Instructor with 85 employees, and Male Professor with 74 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Arkansas State University-Main Campus.

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