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IPEDS ID: 106467
OPE ID: 00108900
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Arkansas Tech University
Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222
General information:  (479) 968-0389
Website:  www.atu.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  12,054 (11,191 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Admissionswww.atu.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.atu.edu/admissions/
Financial Aidwww.atu.edu/finaid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.atu.edu/finaid/npcalc.htm
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.atu.edu/academics/catalogs.php
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.atu.edu/righttoknow/
Mission Statement
  www.atu.edu/about.php
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty360238
Instructional360238
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-141
Instructional-19
Research-122
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$5,286$5,598$5,862$6,1925.6%
Out-of-state$9,774$10,374$10,878$11,3524.4%
Books and supplies$1,410$1,410$1,410$1,4100.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,954$6,430$6,734$7,0985.4%
Other$2,648$2,648$2,948$2,9961.6%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,732$10,732$12,512$12,6341.0%
Other$4,268$4,268$4,688$4,7661.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,218$3,218$3,558$3,6161.6%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$15,298$16,086$16,954$17,6964.4%
Off Campus$21,696$22,008$24,472$25,0022.2%
Off Campus with Family$9,914$10,226$10,830$11,2183.6%
Out-of-state
On Campus$19,786$20,862$21,970$22,8564.0%
Off Campus$26,184$26,784$29,488$30,1622.3%
Off Campus with Family$14,402$15,002$15,846$16,3783.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$4,842
In-state fees$774
Out-of-state tuition$9,684
Out-of-state fees$774
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,79496%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,75894%$12,824,145$7,295
Federal grants1,06857%$4,748,376$4,446
Pell grants1,06857%$4,691,216$4,393
Other federal grants1528%$57,160$376
State/local government grant or scholarships1,31070%$2,690,416$2,054
Institutional grants or scholarships1,30070%$5,385,353$4,143
Student loan aid1,01454%$5,858,728$5,778
Federal student loans1,01354%$5,767,536$5,694
Other student loans151%$91,192$6,079
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,89271%$50,308,414$6,375
Pell grants4,77243%$19,661,445$4,120
Federal student loans4,89144%$33,749,828$6,900
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$8,137$9,630$9,684
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$8,433$9,186$9,061
$30,001 – $48,000$8,399$9,370$9,631
$48,001 – $75,000$10,294$11,223$11,617
$75,001 – $110,000$11,585$12,844$12,670
$110,001 and more$11,585$12,890$12,927
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment12,054
Undergraduate enrollment11,191
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment624
Graduate enrollment863
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 63%
Part-time: 37%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 79%
25 and over: 21%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 94%
Out-of-state: 4%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 26%
Part-time: 74%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 13%
Enrolled in some distance education: 21%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 38%
Enrolled in some distance education: 29%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 33%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,6192,1422,477
Percent admitted89%88%90%
Percent admitted who enrolled49%52%46%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 71%
Part-time students: 38%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 73 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 44%
Transfer-out rate: 22%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 21%
6-year: 41%
8-year: 44%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 26%
6-year: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 40%
Female: 52%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 44%
Asian: 47%
Black or African American: 25%
Hispanic/Latino: 34%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 48%
Two or more races: 44%
Non-resident alien: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations-39----
Viticulture and Enology----2-
Category total-39--2-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)2-----
Category total2-----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-25----
Category total-25----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-20----
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General46---40-
Business Administration and Management, General-705d---
Business/Managerial Economics-17----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-19----
Management Information Systems, General----24-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other-5----
Category total461315d-64-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia--4---
Journalism-33----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-20----
Category total-534---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-7----
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst-6----
Information Technology61912---
Category total63212---
Education
Agricultural Teacher Education-5----
Art Teacher Education-2----
Biology Teacher Education-0----
Business Teacher Education-5----
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services--58d---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--17---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-99----
Education, General--28---
Education, Other--16---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--22d0d-7d
Educational/Instructional Technology--13---
Elementary Education and Teaching-08---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-100---
Foreign Language Teacher Education-1----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-12----
Mathematics Teacher Education-4----
Music Teacher Education-25----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-572---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-1----
Social Studies Teacher Education-14----
Speech Teacher Education-1----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--2---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--28d---
Category total-236194d0d-7d
Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-32----
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics-3----
Engineering, General--6---
Mechanical Engineering-36----
Category total-716---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other----17-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician----11-
Industrial Technology/Technician8-----
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician13-----
Category total21---28-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-6----
English Language and Literature, General-188---
Category total-248---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development9d-----
Category total9d-----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-8----
Spanish Language and Literature--0---
Category total-80---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist15-----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-1----
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)7---12-
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-129d---
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training28---35-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary51---131-
Medical/Clinical Assistant0-----
Nursing Administration--3---
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide----81-
Occupational Therapist Assistant18-----
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant18-----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse21141----
Rehabilitation Science-38----
Category total15819212d-259-
History
History, General-218---
Public/Applied History-2----
Category total-238---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration----30-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies36-----
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management-61d32d---
Category total3661d32d-30-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies65d-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--6---
Category total65d-6---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-9----
Category total-9----
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician----18-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician----41-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician----29-
Category total----88-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies-5----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other61291d----
Category total61296d----
Natural Resources and Conservation
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-213---
Category total-213---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other--0---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-24----
Category total-240---
Personal and Culinary Services
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General----11-
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General----15-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager3-----
Category total3---26-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-10----
Geology/Earth Science, General-10----
Nuclear Physics-0----
Physical Sciences-1----
Physics, General-4----
Category total-25----
Precision Production
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist----0-
Welding Technology/Welder----30-
Category total----30-
Psychology
Psychology, General-656---
Category total-656---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General23-----
Category total23-----
Social Sciences
Geography, Other-0----
Political Science and Government, General-10----
Sociology-260---
Category total-360---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-6----
Graphic Design-20----
Music, General-11----
Category total-37----
Grand total4301,40829605277
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 219
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 18
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 63
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 3
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,852
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,835
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,888
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,843
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 82%
Part-time students: 29%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (with football) MenWomen
Baseball48
Basketball2114
Football133
Golf99
Softball29
Tennis7
Track and Field, X-Country9
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1930 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program6/1/1985 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program7/1/2011 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1959 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1961 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations402
Liquor law violations614
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations001
Liquor law violations313
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible21
Rape1
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery110
Aggravated assault41110
Burglary262119
Motor vehicle theft100
Arson100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible01
Rape1
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery100
Aggravated assault117
Burglary262119
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson100
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate17.1%17.4%18.4%
Number in default404372311
Number in repayment2,3512,1361,682
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)