Arkansas Tech University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,820
1.46% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$12,016
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.63%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
94.4%
5,762 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
9,445
55.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43.5%
673 Graduates

About

Arkansas Tech University is a higher education institution located in Pope County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Arkansas Tech University were General Studies (1,098 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (118 degrees), and Information Technology (38 degrees).

In 2022, 3,923 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Arkansas Tech University. 60.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,988 degrees), 8.51 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (351 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Arkansas Tech University is $5,820, which is $−18,176 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Arkansas Tech University is $5,820, which is $−18,176 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,016.

In 2022, 71% of undergraduate students attending Arkansas Tech University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,820
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Arkansas Tech University was $5,820. The cost of tuition at Arkansas Tech University is $−18,176 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$12,016
2022 Value
8.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Arkansas Tech University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,016. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Arkansas Tech University grew by 8.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,354
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Arkansas Tech University was of $11,354 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.79% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Arkansas Tech University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.39% with respect to 2021, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.63%
2019 Default Rate
40
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Arkansas Tech University was 1.63%, which represents 40 out of the 2455 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Arkansas Tech University received 5,762 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.33% annual growth. Out of those 5,762 applicants, 5,439 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.4% acceptance rate.

There were 9,445 students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University in 2022. 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Arkansas Tech University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,439
Accepted Out of 5,762

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Arkansas Tech University was 94.4% (5,439 admissions from 5,762 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 94.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.33%, while admissions declined by −7.31%..

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage (2022)
16
Scores Submitted (2022)

1% of enrolled first-time students at Arkansas Tech University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Arkansas Tech University had a total enrollment of 9,445 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Arkansas Tech University is 5,209 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,236. This means that 55.2% of students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Arkansas Tech University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.1% White, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.26% Black or African American, 4.35% Two or More Races, 1.79% Asian, 0.709% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0529% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.4%), followed by White Male (31%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.5%), followed by White Male (20.1%) and Black or African American Male (9.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Arkansas Tech University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,445 students. The full-time enrollment at Arkansas Tech University is 5,209 and the part-time enrollment is 4,236. This means that 55.2% of students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Arkansas Tech University was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Arkansas Tech University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,995 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    986 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    591 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Arkansas Tech University is 74.1% White, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.26% Black or African American, 4.35% Two or More Races, 1.79% Asian, 0.709% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0529% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 827 more women than men received degrees from Arkansas Tech University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Arkansas Tech University is white (2,988 degrees awarded). There were 8.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (351 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Arkansas Tech University is General Studies (1,098 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (118 degrees) and Information Technology (38 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Arkansas Tech University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,103 degrees awarded), Precision Production (71 degrees), and Protective Services (150 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,670,203 people), Registered nurses (1,477,456 people), Secondary school teachers (477,635 people), Education administrators (286,974 people), and Other managers (232,028 people).

The most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,103 degrees awarded), Precision Production (71 degrees), Protective Services (150 degrees), Education (318 degrees), and Health (915 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,103 degrees awarded), Precision Production (71 degrees), Protective Services (150 degrees), Education (318 degrees), and Health (915 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,049,710 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,700,008 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (402,820 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (401,941 people), and Outpatient care centers (320,196 people).

The most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,103 degrees awarded), Precision Production (71 degrees), Protective Services (150 degrees), Education (318 degrees), and Health (915 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Arkansas Tech University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 1,098 degrees awarded
  2. 118 degrees awarded
  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Arkansas Tech University was General Studies with 1,098 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,548
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,375
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,548 degrees were awarded to men at Arkansas Tech University, which is 0.652 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,375).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 418 degrees were awarded to men at Arkansas Tech University in General Studies, which is 0.615 times less than the 680 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 680 degrees were awarded to men at Arkansas Tech University in General Studies, which is 1.63 times more than the 418 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 27% of students graduating from Arkansas Tech University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Arkansas Tech University is Female and Asian (62.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,988 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    351 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    199 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Arkansas Tech University is white (2,988 degrees awarded). There were 8.51 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (351 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,800 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,188 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    227 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Arkansas Tech University is white female (1,800 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1188 degrees).

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Operations

Arkansas Tech University employs 80 Assistant professors, 79 Professors and 72 Associate professors. Most academics at Arkansas Tech University are Male Professor (50), Male Assistant professor (46), and Female No academic rank (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 111 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 72 employees, and Service with 68 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$51.6M
2022 Salaries
4.98%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Arkansas Tech University paid a median of $51.6M in salaries, a 4.98% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.3M
Instructional Salaries
334
Number of Employees

In 2022, Arkansas Tech University paid a total of $21.3M to 334 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
80 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
111 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University were Assistant professor with 80 employees, Professor with 79 employees, and Associate professor with 72 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University were Office and Administrative Support with 111 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 72 employees, and Service with 68 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University was Male Professor with 50 employees, Male Assistant professor with 46 employees, and Female No academic rank with 36 employees.

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