Southern Arkansas University Rankings

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#3972 of 14,160In the World
#1102 of 2,624In North America
#1031 of 2,523In the United States
#11 of 24In Arkansas

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
65%
Average SAT
1067
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
3,586
Graduates
889
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Southern Arkansas University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate65%64%66%
Applicants3,8701,5452,325
Admissions2,5189831,535
Freshmen enrolled full time832388444
Freshmen enrolled part time11

1,493 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,005 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
6 or 1%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 966
or below

75% of them
had 1168
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Southern Arkansas University are 966-1168 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
832 or 100%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Southern Arkansas University are 18-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2928 (66%)
Black or African American978 (22%)
Nonresident Alien212 (5%)
Hispanic179 (4%)
Two or more races90 (2%)
Asian41 (0.9%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown24 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native13 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,958
Students receiving aid
99%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$6,420$5,040
Tuition in-state$6,420$5,040
Tuition out-of-state$10,920$7,920
Fee in-district$2,560$1,542
Fee in-state$2,560$1,542
Fee out-of-state$2,560$1,542

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,241
Combined charge for room and board$7,438
Room charge$4,184
Meal charge$3,254

Southern Arkansas University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster's
General Studies30939
Computer and Information Sciences, General11172
Business & Commerce, General4664
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse44
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth38
Business Administration and Management, General133
Psychology, General33
Agricultural Business and Management, General33
Educational & Instructional Technology29
Physics, Other26
Kinesiology and Exercise Science26
Early Childhood Education and Teaching23
Biology & Biological Sciences, General20
Educational Leadership and Administration, General20
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies19
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations18
Accounting18
Education, General18
Game and Interactive Media Design16
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General16
Chemistry, General211
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services12
Engineering, General11
Athletic Training & Trainer10
Community Organization and Advocacy10
Visual and Performing Arts, Other9
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other9
Elementary Education and Teaching9
Public Administration9
Fine & Studio Arts, General8
Journalism8
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching8
Agricultural Teacher Education7
History, General6
Social Work6
Agriculture, General6
Political Science and Government, General4
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching4
English Language and Literature, General3
Music Teacher Education3
Secondary Education and Teaching2
Social Sciences, General1
Mathematics, General1
Grand Total375483373
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate44%42%45%
  • Full-time retention rate - 67%
  • Part-time retention rate - 70%

Publications & Citations

Publications
242
Citations
7,622

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
58 / 1,621
Business
48 / 3,463
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
45 / 415
Environmental Science
41 / 1,722
Computer Science
38 / 758
Medicine
36 / 400
Psychology
32 / 990
Ecology
29 / 1,506
Engineering
20 / 191
Economics
19 / 1,581
Chemistry
18 / 176
Physics
17 / 58
Mathematics
15 / 185
Zoology
14 / 76
Marketing
13 / 1,750
Social Psychology
11 / 648
Supply Chain Management
10 / 2,107
Management Information Systems
10 / 607
Art & Design
9 / 36
Demography
9 / 109
Geography and Cartography
9 / 193
Math Teachers
9 / 88
Botany
9 / 527
Materials Science
9 / 35
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
8 / 534
Political Science
8 / 17
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
8 / 82
Genetics
8 / 145
Clinical Psychology
8 / 49
Management
8 / 388
Education Majors
6 / 244
Anatomy and Physiology
5 / 14
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
5 / 6
Health Science
5 / 133
Sociology
5 / 6
Pharmacy
5 / 13
Project Management
4 / 614
International Business
4 / 206
Communications and Public Relations
4 / 4
Environmental Economics
4 / 1,194

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199151
199222
1993512
1994010
1995018
1996616
1997328
1998240
1999231
2000241
2001599
20021118
20032111
20048119
20054128
20064174
20073188
20085195
200914218
201019264
201117288
201215312
201314464
201421586
201510615
201616579
201711556
201813599
201914659
202014752

Southern Arkansas University alumni

  1. Tommy Tuberville

    Photo
    Tommy Tuberville
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    head coachAmerican football playerpolitician
    Biography

    Thomas Hawley Tuberville is a retired American college football coach and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Alabama since 2021. Before entering politics, Tuberville was the head football coach at Auburn University from 1999 to 2008. He was also the head football coach at the University of Mississippi from 1995 to 1998, Texas Tech University from 2010 to 2012, and the University of Cincinnati from 2013 to 2016.

  2. Tracy Lawrence

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    Tracy Lawrence
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    singermusiciansongwriter
    Biography

    Tracy Lee Lawrence is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Atlanta, Texas and raised in Foreman, Arkansas, Lawrence began performing at age 15 and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1990 to begin his country music career. He signed to Atlantic Records Nashville in 1991 and made his debut late that year with the album Sticks and Stones. Five more studio albums, as well as a live album and a compilation album, followed throughout the 1990s and into 2000 on Atlantic before the label's country division was closed in 2001. Afterward, he recorded for Warner Bros. Records, DreamWorks Records, Mercury Records Nashville, and his own labels, Rocky Comfort Records and Lawrence Music Group.

  3. Joyce Elliott

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    Joyce Elliott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Joyce Ann Elliott is an American politician from the state of Arkansas. Since 2009, she has been a member of the Arkansas Senate representing the 31st district, which consists of portions of Little Rock and Pulaski County. She was previously a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, serving from 2001 to 2007. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

  4. Nik Lewis

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    Nik Lewis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    Canadian football playerAmerican football player
    Biography

    Nikolas "Nik" Lewis is a former professional Canadian football slotback who played for 15 years in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He is a two-time Grey Cup champion, winning in 2008 and 2014 with the Calgary Stampeders. In his first season, he won the CFL Rookie of the Year award, followed by five West Division All-Star and three CFL All-Star awards. He is second all-time as a Stampeder in receptions (805), receiving yards (11,250), and touchdown catches (65) behind Allen Pitts. He also has the club record for consecutive games with a reception, with 166. On August 24, 2017, Lewis became the CFL all-time leader in receptions with 1,030 catches (he finished his career with 1,051).

General info

Alternative namesSAU
Founded1909
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to August (August - December; January-May; June-August)
Total FTE staff442
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address100 E. University
Magnolia, Arkansas, 71753
United States
City population12,000
Phone8702354000
Fax+1 (870) 235 5096

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