Arkansas Tech University


Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas, United States


Russellville, Arkansas is the home of ATU and is a good match for those who prefer the charms of small town. The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Notable alumni include Denny Altes (Bachelor of Business Administration), clergyman and Republican former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from District 63; former member of the Arkansas State Senate and former Senate Minority Leader and John Burris, member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Boone County.


  • Average Tuition    USD 30,162



Arkansas Tech University (ATU) is a public regional institution that was founded in 1909. The University offers programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels in a range of fields. Its setting is rural and the campus size is 559 acres.

Tech is dedicated to student success, access, and excellence as a responsive campus community providing opportunities for progressive intellectual development and civic engagement. Embracing and expanding upon its technological traditions, Tech inspires and empowers members of the community to achieve their goals while striving for the betterment of Arkansas, the nation, and the world.



Courses And DeadLines at ATU


  • Engineering
  • Health Care Informatics
  • Information Technology
  • Instructional Design and Technology


Summer deadline: 1 Mar


  • Administration and Emergency Management
  • Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Nursing Administration


  • Psychology
  • Wildlife and Fisheries


  • Applied Sociology
  • College Student Personnel
  • Educational Leadership
  • English for Speakers Other Languages
  • History
  • Instructional Technology, Library Media K-12 Option
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Liberal Arts
  • School Counseling and Leadership
  • Special Education
  • Strength and Conditioning Studies
  • Teaching
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Teaching, Learning, and Leadership






Arkansas Tech University is a public institution that was founded in 1909. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,053, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 559 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Arkansas Tech University’s ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities South, 104. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,880 (2017-18); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,660 (2017-18).


General Information


  • Public, Coed          SCHOOL TYPE
  • 1909                       YEAR FOUNDED
  • N/A                         RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION
  • Semester               ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  • Rural                      SETTING
  • $28.1 million         2016  ENDOWMENT


School Mission and Unique Qualities

Arkansas Tech University is committed to the growth of our students. We offer over 140 graduate and undergraduate programs of study as well as over 15 certificate programs. We also provide hands-on learning in our classrooms and laboratories, and internships designed to give you real-world experience.




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  • Minimum GPA                                       3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL                  80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS                    7.00
  • Minimum SAT                                        1150
  • Minimum ACT                                        18



What do they do

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  • Arts

Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above

  • Education

Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • Engineering

Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • Liberal Arts

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

  • Science

Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.


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2018 Rankings

Arkansas Tech University is ranked #104 in Regional Universities South. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

#104 (tie) in Regional Universities South

#43 (tie) in Top Public Schools

#169 (tie) in Engineering Programs (no doctorate)

At schools where doctorate not offered

#381-#494 in Business Programs



Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Arkansas Tech University is 19:1, and the school has 44.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Arkansas Tech University include: Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; Early Childhood Education and Teaching; and Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69 percent.


Student Life

Arkansas Tech University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,053, with a gender distribution of 45 percent male students and 55 percent female students. At this school, 31 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 69 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Arkansas Tech University is part of the NCAA II.


Student Life Stats


  • 11,894      TOTAL ENROLLMENT
  • 31%           LIVE ON-CAMPUS


Student Body


Total enrollment                                      11,894

Total undergraduate enrollment          11,053

Total graduate enrollment                        841

Degree-seeking student gender distribution

55.6%      Degree-seeking women

Enrolled students who are veterans or active service members




1605 N Coliseum Dr, Russellville, AR 72801, United States





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