Arkansas State University

Jonesboro, AR

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,478
Graduate Enrollment: 4,622
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 63.29%

Male/Female: 39% / 61% (2017)

First generation college students: 38.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 13.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2016)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,149
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1030 - 1200

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 46.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 20.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 11.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 6.9% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 71.1%
Black: 14.0%
Hispanic: 4.4%
Asian: 1.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.2%
Non-resident alien: 5.1%
Unknown race: 0.8%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $21,752
In-State tuition: $7,130
Out-of-State tuition: $12,698

Estimated books and supplies: $1,250 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,640 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,633 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,570 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,633 (2022)

Average Family Income: $55,808 (2017)
Median Family Income: $33,450 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 36.7%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 45.3%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $217 (2020)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $10,730
$30k-48k $12,021
$48k-75k $14,218
$75k-110k $16,163
$110k+ $16,837

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 38%
6-year graduation rate: 54%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $15,605 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $16,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 72.5% (2015)
@3 year 71.1% (2017)
@5 year 67.1% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 55.8% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 58.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $41,818 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $43,701 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 27
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 250 $175 $45,503 ($3,792)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 2
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 14 $53,365 ($4,447) $64,583 ($5,382)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 13 $70,267 ($5,856)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 24 $63,997 ($5,333) $68,902 ($5,742)
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 18 $75,885 ($6,324)
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other. 11
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 48 $395 $40,156 ($3,346)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 21 $22,125 $223 $30,584 ($2,549) $37,302 ($3,109)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 9
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 358 $28,019 ($2,335)
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 1 $48,077 ($4,006)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 183 $27,000 $252 $28,257 ($2,355) $36,883 ($3,074)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 80 $22,500 $228 $21,773 ($1,814) $51,707 ($4,309)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 9
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 1
Doctoral Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 15 $18,500
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 3
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 43 $38,064 $265 $33,903 ($2,825) $35,781 ($2,982)
Master's Degree Sociology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 20 $34,706 ($2,892) $39,965 ($3,330)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 5
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 13 $32,333 ($2,694) $30,954 ($2,580)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 11
Master's Degree Music. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 1
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 35 $23,251 $209 $26,009 ($2,167) $46,751 ($3,896)
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 35 $20,500 $194 $41,144 ($3,429)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 26 $319 $56,886 ($4,741) $53,943 ($4,495)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 3
Associate's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 69 $16,867 $147 $44,787 ($3,732) $47,207 ($3,934)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 3
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 44 $20,000 $190 $53,342 ($4,445) $51,618 ($4,302)
Associate's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 3
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 13 $51,154 ($4,263) $50,042 ($4,170)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 18 $56,003 ($4,667)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 59 $20,915 $220 $40,285 ($3,357) $50,002 ($4,167)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 6
Associate's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 35 $26,241 $282 $43,563 ($3,630) $35,744 ($2,979)
Bachelor's Degree History. 20 $26,618 $279
Master's Degree History. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate History. 2
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 62 $22,239 $186 $44,104 ($3,675) $54,197 ($4,516)
Master's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 13 $42,589 ($3,549)
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 19 $37,258 ($3,105)
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 28 $15,125 $156 $40,005 ($3,334) $44,756 ($3,730)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 4
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 1
Bachelor's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 8
Master's Degree Area Studies. 14
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 32 $21,250 $225 $35,170 ($2,931) $38,396 ($3,200)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 3 $40,746 ($3,396)
Master's Degree Journalism. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 1
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 29 $22,937 $223 $28,956 ($2,413)
Master's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 24 $177
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 35 $23,250 $246 $38,899 ($3,242)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 26 $23,204 $209 $47,630 ($3,969) $69,348 ($5,779)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 8 $20,500 $223 $32,830 ($2,736) $39,009 ($3,251)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 78 $26,000 $217 $34,915 ($2,910) $43,288 ($3,607)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 149 $228 $47,562 ($3,964) $39,357 ($3,280)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 17
Master's Degree Chemistry. 1
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 65 $22,222 $236 $25,352 ($2,113) $34,223 ($2,852)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Psychology, Other. 2
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 1
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 4
Associate's Degree Homeland Security. 2
Bachelor's Degree Homeland Security. 15
Master's Degree Homeland Security. 18 $58,953 ($4,913)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 137 $361 $57,087 ($4,757) $66,898 ($5,575)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 47 $29,370 $307 $32,562 ($2,714) $43,119 ($3,593)
Master's Degree Social Work. 40 $48,529 ($4,044) $56,122 ($4,677)
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 59 $27,875 $246 $32,976 ($2,748) $36,369 ($3,031)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 49
Bachelor's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 9
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 102 $25,750 $167 $60,937 ($5,078) $61,180 ($5,098)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 212 $26,355 $225 $62,258 ($5,188) $64,306 ($5,359)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 62 $700 $130,881 ($10,907) $149,066 ($12,422)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 2
Master's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 119 $22,000 $218 $32,400 ($2,700) $46,196 ($3,850)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 58 $290 $56,105 ($4,675) $77,292 ($6,441)
Associate's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 32 $21,351 $222 $42,738 ($3,562) $51,504 ($4,292)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree Data Processing. 18 $52,187 ($4,349)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Data Processing. 4
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 227 $209 $46,840 ($3,903) $49,543 ($4,129)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Curriculum and Instruction. 9
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 421 $233 $52,228 ($4,352) $56,795 ($4,733)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 542 $257 $56,954 ($4,746) $63,853 ($5,321)
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 7
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 254 $233 $46,056 ($3,838) $50,075 ($4,173)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 38 $49,759 ($4,147)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 34 $315 $41,922 ($3,494) $45,677 ($3,806)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 12 $50,973 ($4,248)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 131 $21,424 $198 $34,208 ($2,851) $36,457 ($3,038)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 19 $233
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 2
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 70 $25,134 $272 $37,726 ($3,144) $40,170 ($3,348)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $66,807
Full time faculty: 100%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 14.0

School's endowment start of year: $82,311,424 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $103,761,286 (2022)