Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,467
Graduate Enrollment: 739
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Remote (in urban cluster more than 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 94.37%

Male/Female: 43% / 57% (2017)

First generation college students: 45.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 12.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.2% (2016)

Test scores for admission: Recommended
2015 Median Admit SAT: 1,010


2015 Median Admit ACT: 22


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 42.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 21.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 11.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 7.4% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 73.0%
Black: 7.2%
Hispanic: 9.7%
Asian: 1.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 4.9%
Non-resident alien: 2.8%
Unknown race: 0.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $19,857
In-State tuition: $7,900
Out-of-State tuition: $13,636

Estimated books and supplies: $1,240 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $8,996 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,285 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $13,711 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,285 (2022)

Average Family Income: $50,494 (2017)
Median Family Income: $32,169 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 35.5%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 32.2%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $223 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $10,738
$30k-48k $11,363
$48k-75k $13,195
$75k-110k $14,377
$110k+ $14,535

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 29%
6-year graduation rate: 46%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.8% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,543 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $11,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $12,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 73.9% (2015)
@3 year 71.4% (2017)
@5 year 69.3% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 55.5% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 58.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $36,906 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $40,057 (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)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 21 $89,210 ($7,434)
Associate's Degree Area Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 6
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 21 $19,975 $212 $50,542 ($4,212) $59,014 ($4,918)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 7
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 17 $22,500 $233 $32,236 ($2,686)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 7
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 9
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 687 $24,100 $224 $33,869 ($2,822) $35,386 ($2,949)
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 4
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 39 $16,640 $178 $31,492 ($2,624) $41,491 ($3,458)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 8
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 2
Associate's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 2 $28,929 ($2,411)
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 139 $34,046 $251 $33,888 ($2,824) $39,367 ($3,281)
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management. 26 $23,726 $252 $32,667 ($2,722)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 10
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 9
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 85 $23,910 $248 $24,172 ($2,014) $35,984 ($2,999)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 47
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 61 $25,570 $262 $31,763 ($2,647) $37,671 ($3,139)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 19 $26,000 $272
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Homeland Security. 2
Bachelor's Degree Homeland Security. 44 $25,355 $237 $38,188 ($3,182) $43,114 ($3,593)
Master's Degree Homeland Security. 10 $42,752 ($3,563)
Associate's Degree Human Services, General. 11 $26,691 ($2,224)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants. 97
Associate's Degree Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants. 34 $23,983 $237 $42,772 ($3,564) $48,892 ($4,074)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 59 $29,535 $230 $45,494 ($3,791)
Associate's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 12
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 116 $21,780 $222 $38,218 ($3,185) $41,009 ($3,417)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 2
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 21 $54,819 ($4,568)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 81
Associate's Degree Business Operations Support and Assistant Services. 36 $19,050 $207 $28,641 ($2,387) $25,787 ($2,149)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 23 $52,483 ($4,374)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 18 $24,000 $236 $27,824 ($2,319)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 10
Bachelor's Degree History. 15 $36,618 ($3,052)
Master's Degree History. 4
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 53 $15,620 $178 $44,813 ($3,734) $43,118 ($3,593)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Agricultural Production Operations. 1
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 1
Bachelor's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 28 $20,500 $170 $27,676 ($2,306) $42,825 ($3,569)
Master's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 3
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 27 $24,500 $249 $26,971 ($2,248) $34,783 ($2,899)
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 27 $23,250 $225 $31,920 ($2,660) $32,282 ($2,690)
Master's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer and Information Sciences, General. 23
Associate's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 13
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Information Science/Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Computer Systems Analysis. 4
Associate's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services. 14
Associate's Degree Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Culinary Arts and Related Services. 16
Master's Degree Education, General. 7 $39,238 ($3,270) $44,073 ($3,673)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 15 $301 $52,788 ($4,399) $57,754 ($4,813)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 10
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 32 $23,180 $228 $29,052 ($2,421)
Master's Degree Sociology. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection. 20
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR). 15
Associate's Degree Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR). 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 48
Associate's Degree Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 19 $33,277 ($2,773)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Precision Metal Working. 52
Associate's Degree Precision Metal Working. 5
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 24 $28,950 $307 $17,816 ($1,485)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 10
Bachelor's Degree Music. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 80 $17,159 $160
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health and Medical Administrative Services. 530
Associate's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 9 $24,504 ($2,042)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 22 $29,849 ($2,487)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 64
Associate's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 48 $20,860 $140 $32,199 ($2,683) $40,439 ($3,370)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 54
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 20 $18,291 $117 $54,492 ($4,541)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 8
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 70 $23,890 $233 $26,923 ($2,244) $35,336 ($2,945)
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 20 $29,995 $221 $61,436 ($5,120) $59,338 ($4,945)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 116 $23,424 $187 $60,024 ($5,002) $64,390 ($5,366)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 17
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 33 $219 $46,515 ($3,876)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 13 $45,371 ($3,781)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 68 $268 $38,445 ($3,204) $45,982 ($3,832)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 33 $337 $36,803 ($3,067)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 55 $24,351 $245 $33,718 ($2,810) $35,227 ($2,936)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 101 $24,000 $245 $37,500 ($3,125) $39,589 ($3,299)
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 66 $176 $47,898 ($3,992) $46,809 ($3,901)
Master's Degree Education, Other. 16 $39,601 ($3,300)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 37 $17,100 $175 $63,652 ($5,304) $69,283 ($5,774)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Physics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 93 $22,970 $233 $63,915 ($5,326) $76,613 ($6,384)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 44
Associate's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 11
Associate's Degree Nuclear Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 32 $59,544 ($4,962)
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 4
Associate's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 15 $26,000 $213
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 7


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $61,605
Full time faculty: 99%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 18.0

School's endowment start of year: $49,075,714 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $63,150,376 (2022)