Arkansas Tech University

Public, Four-years School Located in Russellville, AR

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How much is the ATU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, ATU's tuition & fees is $8,508 for Arkansas residents and $14,502 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 $22,638 for Arkansas residents and $28,632 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

ATU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$8,508
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$14,502
Books & Supplies Costs$1,240
On-campus Room & Board$9,157
On-campus Expenses$3,733
Off-campus Room & Board$14,355
Off-campus Expenses$4,785
2023-2024 Estimates
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$9,163
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,423

How Much Does it Cost to Go to ATU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $64,674 at ATU. 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 $122,950. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $82,515.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$15,140$28,669$19,203
Sophomore (2024-25)$15,806$30,006$20,124
Junior (2025-26)$16,501$31,405$21,088
Senior (2026-27)$17,227$32,870$22,100
4 Years Total$64,674$122,950$82,515
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$15,806$30,006$20,124
Sophomore (2025-26)$16,501$31,405$21,088
Junior (2026-27)$17,227$32,870$22,100
Senior (2027-28)$17,985$34,404$23,159
4 Years Total$67,518$128,685$86,471
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$16,501$31,405$21,088
Sophomore (2026-27)$17,227$32,870$22,100
Junior (2027-28)$17,985$34,404$23,159
Senior (2028-29)$18,776$36,009$24,270
4 Years Total$70,488$134,688$90,617
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$17,227$32,870$22,100
Sophomore (2027-28)$17,985$34,404$23,159
Junior (2028-29)$18,776$36,009$24,270
Senior (2029-30)$19,601$37,689$25,434
4 Years Total$73,588$140,972$94,963
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$17,985$34,404$23,159
Sophomore (2028-29)$18,776$36,009$24,270
Junior (2029-30)$19,601$37,689$25,434
Senior (2030-31)$20,464$39,448$26,654
4 Years Total$76,825$147,550$99,517

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, ATU' tuition is slightly higher than 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 Tech University$8,508$14,502
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 ATU 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 Tech UniversityRussellville, AR$8,508$14,502
Cameron UniversityLawton, OK$6,900$16,320
Fitchburg State UniversityFitchburg, MA$11,046$17,126
The Evergreen State CollegeOlympia, WA$8,999$30,980
Tarleton State UniversityStephenville, TX$7,878$17,958
College of CharlestonCharleston, SC$12,978$36,858
SUNY Buffalo State UniversityBuffalo, NY$8,486$18,906
California State University-SacramentoSacramento, CA$7,602$19,482
Rutgers University-CamdenCamden, NJ$17,079$35,841
Lincoln UniversityJefferson City, MO$9,290$16,882
University of Wisconsin-OshkoshOshkosh, WI$8,212$16,125

Financial Aid and COA

At Arkansas Tech University, 6,342 students (71%) 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 $9,067.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at ATU is $19,565 for students living on-campus and $25,815 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,264 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 $8,440 and the average amount of student loans is $6,707.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$22,638$28,632
COA (off-campus)$28,888$34,882
Tuition & Fees$8,508$14,502
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,130$14,130
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$20,380$20,380
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$13,571$19,565
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,821$25,815
Average Financial Aid$9,067$9,067
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship6,34271%$9,067
Pell Grants3,06834%$4,776
Federal Student Loan2,65430%$6,638
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,26495%-
Grants or Scholarships1,24993%$8,440
Federal Grants85864%$5,865
Pell Grants67350%$4,999
Other Federal Grants67851%$2,461
State/Local Grants75356%$1,858
Institutional Grants94371%$4,358
Student Loan Aid58944%$6,707
Federal Student Loans58244%$5,958
Other Student Loans554%$8,774
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level861840$7,154
110,001 or more9892$4,903

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

ATU's acceptance rate is 94.37%. A total of 6,218 applicants applied to and 5,868 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,396 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 23.79%.
To apply to ATU, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores.
Acceptance Rate94.37%93.80%94.75%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.79%28.57%20.65%
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 scoresRecommended
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 recommended to apply to ATU. Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 25.

Student Population

Arkansas Tech University has a total of 9,445 students including 8,722 undergraduate and 723 graduate students. By gender, there are 4,169 male students and 5,471 female students attending ATU. The school offers online degree programs and 2,602 students enrolled online exclusively (27.55% of all students).
Total9,640 4,1695,471
Undergraduate8,901 3,9015,000
Graduate739 268471

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressAdministration Bldg 200, 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, AR
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered167 Programs
Online Program Offered9 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered25 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate96.00%
Student Population9,445
Graduation Rate48%
Transfer-out Rate19%
Retention Rate63% (Full-time), 17% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties358 (Full-time), 248 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs869 (Full-time), 256 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$61,565
Average Staff Salary$48,760