Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Magnolia, AR 71753


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 4,771
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,842 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)

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 3,460 applications and 2,392 students were granted admission. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is at the #67 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 97% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 3% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT830 to 1080
ACT18 to 24
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $10,350 and in-state students paid $6,690.

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
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 98% of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 61% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,656 (which is 5.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus in 2016-2017, was 418, which is 53% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,227 (which is 1.4% below 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, Southern Arkansas University Main Campus has enrolled a total of 4,771 students (3,439 students full-time and 1,332 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,771 students, 203 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 52% men and 48% women and 3,287 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,484 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 574 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 51%

Non-resident alien: 24%

Black/African American: 20%

Hispanic: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Two or more races: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.

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
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 23% 451
Education 19% 366 77
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 13% 258
Health Professions And Related Programs 11% 217
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 78
Psychology 4% 68
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 65
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 51 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 2% 44 0
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 32

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 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus 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 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus graduates 6 years after enrollment is $27,900. Last year, out of the total 894 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 805 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,062 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 913 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $27,900 $34,300
Employment Rate 90% 86%
Total Graduates 894 1,062

Campus Location

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