Southern Arkansas University Tech
Camden, AR 71701-1906


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 780
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 94 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


Southern Arkansas University Tech has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students

Tuition & Fees

Southern Arkansas University Tech charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $4,680 and in-state students paid $3,240.

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 = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 89% of Southern Arkansas University Tech's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 46% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,874 (which is 11.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Southern Arkansas University Tech in 2016-2017, was 65, which is 41% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,340 (which is 4.8% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Southern Arkansas University Tech has enrolled a total of 780 students (533 students full-time and 247 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 780 students, 68 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 52% men and 48% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 172 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 59%

Black/African American: 33%

Hispanic: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Asian: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


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

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
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 39% 745 0
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 10% 202 0
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 7% 128
Precision Production 6% 113
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 5% 98 16
Health Professions And Related Programs 5% 96 28
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 79
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 75 17
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 2% 42 0
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 40 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

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 Tech full-time students who started class in 2013 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: $25,082

The typical median income of Southern Arkansas University Tech graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,200. Last year, out of the total 359 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 302 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 374 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 284 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,200 $25,800
Employment Rate 84% 76%
Total Graduates 359 374

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Southern Arkansas University Tech.

College of the Ouachitas
52.1 mile away
National Park College
65.1 mile away
Texarkana College
79.2 mile away
Pulaski Technical College
83.2 mile away