Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR 72801-2222


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 11,894
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,852 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Arkansas Tech University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,232 applications and 3,344 students were granted admission. Arkansas Tech University is at the #62 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Arkansas Tech University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $10,512 and in-state students paid $5,256.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 95% of Arkansas Tech University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 55% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,243 (which is 4.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Arkansas Tech University in 2016-2017, was 1,098, which is 57% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,794 (which is 9.3% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Arkansas Tech University has enrolled a total of 11,894 students (6,991 students full-time and 4,903 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 11,894 students, 521 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and 11,053 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 841 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 2,409 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 76%

Black/African American: 8%

Hispanic: 7%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Arkansas Tech University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 24% 2,100 15
Education 12% 1,045 229
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 10% 901 265
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 9% 833 225
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 6% 490 94
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 228
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 186
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 2% 172
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 2% 159
Engineering 2% 146

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Arkansas Tech University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Arkansas Tech University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $27,800. Last year, out of the total 2,422 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,156 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,770 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,327 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $27,800 $33,000
Employment Rate 89% 84%
Total Graduates 2,422 2,770

Campus Location

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