Arkansas State University was founded in 1909 by Act 100 of the 37th Arkansas General Assembly. It was created as one of four Arkansas high schools to teach agriculture, horticulture and the art of textile manufacturing. Today, the university grants bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees through 9 degree granting colleges. With cutting-edge research capabilities, A-State is building on its first hundred years and looking to the future.
- A-State is the second largest university in the State of Arkansas. With a campus of more than 13,000 students, A-State graduates the most nurses, teachers and agricultural business majors in the State of Arkansas.
- A-State’s College of Business features one of the top Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapters in the nation as well as one of US News and World Reports Top 24 Most Affordable Online Business Graduate Degrees. It’s the only online graduate program in the country that rates in the top 15 in quality and Top 10 for affordability.
- University College, within the A-State campus, allows for students to embrace cultural diversity, evolve with modern technology and communicate effectively. Students at A-State have the curriculum flexibility in a personalized program of study. The program provides curricular opportunities, which cut across traditional subject matter (department and/or college) areas to meet the particular needs of more mature students desiring formal programs of study for professional development of a nontraditional nature.
- The College of Nursing and Health Profession at A-State is clinically affiliated with over 500 health facilities across the region including hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, public schools and more. A-State College of Nursing and Health Professions graduates are in high demand and have fantastic certification rates.