Arkansas State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Jonesboro, AR

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How much is the Arkansas State tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Arkansas State's tuition & fees is $7,754 for Arkansas residents and $13,826 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $24,851 for Arkansas residents and $30,923 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Arkansas State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$7,754
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,826
Books & Supplies Costs$1,250
On-campus Room & Board$10,100
On-campus Expenses$5,747
Off-campus Room & Board$9,657
Off-campus Expenses$7,403
2023-2024 Estimates
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$8,433
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,054

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Arkansas State for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $60,853 at Arkansas State. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $143,752. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $106,909.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$14,360$31,954$23,260
Sophomore (2024-25)$14,914$34,449$25,419
Junior (2025-26)$15,490$37,179$27,801
Senior (2026-27)$16,088$40,169$30,429
4 Years Total$60,853$143,752$106,909
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$14,914$34,449$25,419
Sophomore (2025-26)$15,490$37,179$27,801
Junior (2026-27)$16,088$40,169$30,429
Senior (2027-28)$16,709$43,446$33,329
4 Years Total$63,202$155,244$116,978
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$15,490$37,179$27,801
Sophomore (2026-27)$16,088$40,169$30,429
Junior (2027-28)$16,709$43,446$33,329
Senior (2028-29)$17,355$47,040$36,532
4 Years Total$65,643$167,834$128,091
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$16,088$40,169$30,429
Sophomore (2027-28)$16,709$43,446$33,329
Junior (2028-29)$17,355$47,040$36,532
Senior (2029-30)$18,025$50,983$40,070
4 Years Total$68,177$181,638$140,360
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$16,709$43,446$33,329
Sophomore (2028-29)$17,355$47,040$36,532
Junior (2029-30)$18,025$50,983$40,070
Senior (2030-31)$18,721$55,314$43,979
4 Years Total$70,810$196,783$153,911

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Arkansas State' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Arkansas, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $8,461.
Arkansas State University$7,754$13,826
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Arkansas Four-years Colleges$13,726
Public Schools$5,423$8,461
Private Schools$17,236

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Arkansas State and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Arkansas State UniversityJonesboro, AR$7,754$13,826
California State University-SacramentoSacramento, CA$7,602$19,482
University of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireEau Claire, WI$9,277$18,516
University of North FloridaJacksonville, FL$6,389$20,793
University of Alaska SoutheastJuneau, AK$6,960$21,096
Adams State UniversityAlamosa, CO$9,776$21,848
Delaware State UniversityDover, DE$10,314$20,250
Metropolitan State University of DenverDenver, CO$10,780$29,503
Youngstown State UniversityYoungstown, OH$10,791$11,151
University of Alaska AnchorageAnchorage, AK$7,566$21,693
Clarion University of PennsylvaniaClarion, PA$11,173$16,052

Financial Aid and COA

At Arkansas State University, 8,047 students (98%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $8,371.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Arkansas State is $22,552 for students living on-campus and $23,765 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,224 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $11,225 and the average amount of student loans is $5,592.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$24,851$30,923
COA (off-campus)$26,064$32,136
Tuition & Fees$7,754$13,826
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$17,097$17,097
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,310$18,310
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,480$22,552
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,693$23,765
Average Financial Aid$8,371$8,371
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship8,04798%$8,371
Pell Grants2,96836%$4,883
Federal Student Loan3,49642%$6,749
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,224100%-
Grants or Scholarships1,224100%$11,225
Federal Grants1,222100%$3,739
Pell Grants48540%$5,294
Other Federal Grants1,221100%$1,640
State/Local Grants73860%$1,548
Institutional Grants1,11791%$7,186
Student Loan Aid60349%$5,592
Federal Student Loans59649%$5,049
Other Student Loans343%$10,666
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level707696$9,319
110,001 or more146138$5,334

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Arkansas State's acceptance rate is 63.29%. A total of 5,835 applicants applied to and 3,693 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,301 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 35.23%.
To apply to Arkansas State, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate63.29%59.91%65.56%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)35.23%38.04%33.54%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to Arkansas State. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,115 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,1151,0301,200
National Average1,168
Arkansas Average1,082
SAT EBRW550510590
SAT Math565520610
ACT Composite232026
National Average24
Arkansas Average21
ACT Math221825
ACT English252128

Student Population

Arkansas State University has a total of 13,190 students including 8,201 undergraduate and 4,989 graduate students. By gender, there are 4,492 male students and 8,371 female students attending Arkansas State. The school offers online degree programs and 5,823 students enrolled online exclusively (44.15% of all students).
Total12,863 4,4928,371
Undergraduate8,241 3,1265,115
Graduate4,622 1,3663,256

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, AR
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered202 Programs
Online Program Offered62 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered62 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate69.51%
Student Population13,190
Graduation Rate52%
Transfer-out Rate28%
Retention Rate78% (Full-time), 33% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties536 (Full-time), 187 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,569 (Full-time), 378 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$66,895
Average Staff Salary$44,531