Arkansas Tech University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,256

1.86% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,887

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10.8%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

63.9%

5,232 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

11,894

58.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

36.7%

514 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 (265 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (160 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (90 degrees).

In 2016, 2,940 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Arkansas Tech University. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,397 degrees), 14.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (168 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Arkansas Tech University is $5,256, which is $-14,904 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Arkansas Tech University is $5,256, which is $-14,904 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,887.

In 2016, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,256

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Arkansas Tech University was $5,256. The cost of tuition at Arkansas Tech University is $-14,904 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$10,887

2016 Value

12.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Arkansas Tech University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,887. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Arkansas Tech University grew by 12.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,866

Room and Board

$1,410

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Arkansas Tech University was of $9,866 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,410. The cost of room and board increased by 2.53% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Arkansas Tech University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 71% 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.

10.8%

2015 Default Rate

295

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Arkansas Tech University was 10.8%, which represents 295 out of the 2731 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 5,232 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 13.3% annual growth. Out of those 5,232 applicants, 3,344 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.9% acceptance rate.

There were 11,894 students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Arkansas Tech University has an overall enrollment yield of 56.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,344

Accepted Out of 5,232

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Arkansas Tech University was 63.9% (3,344 admissions from 5,232 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 89.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 13.3%, while admissions declined by -188%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Arkansas Tech University has a total enrollment of 11,894 students. The full-time enrollment at Arkansas Tech University is 6,991 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,903. This means that 58.8% of students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Arkansas Tech University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.4% White, 7.74% Black or African American, 6.76% Hispanic or Latino, 3.14% Two or More Races, 1.29% Asian, 0.79% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.042% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.4%), followed by White Male (34.1%) and Black or African American Male (4.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27.7%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and Black or African American Female (7.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Arkansas Tech University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,894 students. The full-time enrollment at Arkansas Tech University is 6,991 and the part-time enrollment is 4,903. This means that 58.8% of students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

2016 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 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    9,091

  2. Black or African American

    921

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    804

The enrolled student population at Arkansas Tech University is 76.4% White, 7.74% Black or African American, 6.76% Hispanic or Latino, 3.14% Two or More Races, 1.29% Asian, 0.79% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.042% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 632 more women than men received degrees from Arkansas Tech University. The majority of degree recipients at Arkansas Tech University are white (2,397 degrees awarded). There were 14.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (168 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Arkansas Tech University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (265 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (160 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (90 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 Interdisciplinary Studies (318 degrees awarded), Agriculture (53 degrees), and Education (408 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 (1,881,719 people), Secondary school teachers (307,094 people), Education administrators (251,831 people), Miscellaneous managers (207,824 people), and Police officers (143,390 people).

The most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Interdisciplinary Studies (318 degrees awarded), Agriculture (53 degrees), Education (408 degrees), Precision Production (60 degrees), and Protective Services (168 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Interdisciplinary Studies (318 degrees awarded), Agriculture (53 degrees), Education (408 degrees), Precision Production (60 degrees), and Protective Services (168 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 (2,764,233 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (361,700 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (269,201 people), Hospitals (226,230 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (116,938 people).

The most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Interdisciplinary Studies (318 degrees awarded), Agriculture (53 degrees), Education (408 degrees), Precision Production (60 degrees), and Protective Services (168 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. 265 degrees awarded

  2. 160 degrees awarded

  3. 90 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Arkansas Tech University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 265 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,154

  2. 1,786

In 2016, 1,154 degrees were awarded to men at Arkansas Tech University, which is 0.646 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,786).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 143 degrees were awarded to men at Arkansas Tech University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 0.817 times less than the 175 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 266 degrees were awarded to women at Arkansas Tech University in Medical Administrative Assistant, which is 7.39 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

45%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (46.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Arkansas Tech University is Female and Asian (46.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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

  1. White

    2,397 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    168 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    145 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Arkansas Tech University is white (2,397 degrees awarded). There were 14.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (168 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

    1,468 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    929 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Arkansas Tech University is white female (1,468 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (929 degrees).

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Operations

Arkansas Tech University has an endowment valued at nearly $23.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $495k (2.13%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Arkansas Tech University had a total expenditure of $129M. Of that $129M, they spent $51.1M on salaries and $129M on benefits.

Arkansas Tech University employs 104 Assistant professors, 91 Associate professors, and 70 Professors. Most academics at Arkansas Tech University are Female Assistant professors (53), Male Assistant professors(51), and Male Associate professors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 153 employees, Service, with 114 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$23.2M

2015 Endowment

2.66%

growth from 2014

Arkansas Tech University has an endowment valued at about $23.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Arkansas Tech University grew 2.66% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.62M lower 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. $2.37M - Federal

  2. $12.9M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Arkansas Tech University received $2.37M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.9M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$51.1M

Salary Expenditure

$129M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Arkansas Tech University had a total expenditure of $129M. Of that $129M, they spent $51.1M on salaries and $129M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Arkansas Tech University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$51.1M

2015 Salaries

5.52%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Arkansas Tech University paid a median of $51.1M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($129M) and a 5.52% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.14% growth from 2013 and a 6.48% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.2M

Instructional Salaries

360

Number of Employees

In 2015, Arkansas Tech University paid a total of $21.2M to 360 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

104 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

153 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University were Assistant professor with 104 employees; Associate professor with 91 employees; and Associate professor with 70 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University were Office and Administrative Support with 153 employees; Service with 114 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University was Female Assistant professor with 53 employees, Male Assistant professor with 51 employees, and Male Associate professor with 48 employees.

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

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