Arkansas Tech University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,568
2.65% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,537
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.13%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
94.7%
7,228 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
11,829
56.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
41.5%
598 Graduates

About

Arkansas Tech University is a higher education institution located in Pope County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Arkansas Tech University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (139 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (116 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (116 degrees).

In 2019, 4,040 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Arkansas Tech University. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,219 degrees), 11.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (275 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Arkansas Tech University is $5,568, which is $−16,458 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Arkansas Tech University is $5,568, which is $−16,458 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,537.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,568
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Arkansas Tech University was $5,568. The cost of tuition at Arkansas Tech University is $−16,458 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$10,537
2019 Value
9.74%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Arkansas Tech University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,537. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Arkansas Tech University grew by 9.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,886
Room and Board
$1,330
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Arkansas Tech University was of $9,886 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,330. The cost of room and board increased by 1.68% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.07% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Arkansas Tech University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 5.71% with respect to 2018, when 70% 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.
9.13%
2017 Default Rate
240
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Arkansas Tech University was 9.13%, which represents 240 out of the 2630 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Arkansas Tech University received 7,228 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 41.1% annual growth. Out of those 7,228 applicants, 6,848 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.7% acceptance rate.

There were 11,829 students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Arkansas Tech University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,848
Accepted Out of 7,228

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Arkansas Tech University was 94.7% (6,848 admissions from 7,228 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 90.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 41.1%, while admissions grew by 48.2%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Arkansas Tech University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Arkansas Tech University has a total enrollment of 11,829 students. The full-time enrollment at Arkansas Tech University is 6,733 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,096. This means that 56.9% of students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Arkansas Tech University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.4% White, 8.75% Hispanic or Latino, 6.7% Black or African American, 4.28% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 0.592% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0761% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.1%), followed by White Male (34.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.34%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (28.9%) and Black or African American Male (3.36%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Arkansas Tech University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,829 students. The full-time enrollment at Arkansas Tech University is 6,733 and the part-time enrollment is 5,096. This means that 56.9% of students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2019 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 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Arkansas Tech University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,915
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,035
  3. Black or African American
    792

The enrolled student population at Arkansas Tech University is 75.4% White, 8.75% Hispanic or Latino, 6.7% Black or African American, 4.28% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 0.592% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0761% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 986 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 (3,219 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (275 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Arkansas Tech University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (139 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (116 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (116 degrees).

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 Education (445 degrees awarded), Agriculture (54 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (143 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,520,869 people), Secondary school teachers (496,695 people), Education administrators (267,447 people), Special education teachers (212,934 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (201,059 people).

The most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Education (445 degrees awarded), Agriculture (54 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (143 degrees), Protective Services (183 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (691 degrees).

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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 Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Education (445 degrees awarded), Agriculture (54 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (143 degrees), Protective Services (183 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (691 degrees).

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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 (2,825,929 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (388,943 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (292,323 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (211,560 people), and Construction (114,251 people).

The most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Education (445 degrees awarded), Agriculture (54 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (143 degrees), Protective Services (183 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (691 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 139 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 116 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 116 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Arkansas Tech University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 139 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,527
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,513
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,527 degrees were awarded to men at Arkansas Tech University, which is 0.608 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,513).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 299 degrees were awarded to men at Arkansas Tech University in General Studies, which is 0.771 times less than the 388 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 422 degrees were awarded to women at Arkansas Tech University in Medical Administrative Assistant, which is 5.94 times more than the 71 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 24% of students graduating from Arkansas Tech University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Arkansas Tech University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,219 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    275 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    203 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Arkansas Tech University is white (3,219 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (275 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,048 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,171 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    189 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Arkansas Tech University is white female (2,048 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,171 degrees).

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Operations

Arkansas Tech University has an endowment valued at nearly $43.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.44M (5.59%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Arkansas Tech University had a total salary expenditure of $143M. Arkansas Tech University employs 93 Assistant professors, 81 Professors, and 73 Associate professors. Most academics at Arkansas Tech University are Male Professors (53), Male Assistant professors(48), and Female Assistant professors (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 145 employees, Service, with 94 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 72 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$43.6M
2019 Endowment
16.5%
growth from 2018

Arkansas Tech University has an endowment valued at about $43.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Arkansas Tech University grew 16.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.16M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.11M - Federal
  2. $12.8M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Arkansas Tech University received $3.11M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.8M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$57.5M
2019 Salaries
1.63%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Arkansas Tech University paid a median of $57.5M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($143M) and a 1.63% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.76% growth from 2017 and a 2.36% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.3M
Instructional Salaries
354
Number of Employees

In 2019, Arkansas Tech University paid a total of $22.3M to 354 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
93 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
145 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University were Assistant professor with 93 employees; Professor with 81 employees; and Professor with 73 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University were Office and Administrative Support with 145 employees; Service with 94 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 72 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University was Male Professor with 53 employees, Male Assistant professor with 48 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 45 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Arkansas Tech University.

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