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Study at Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University was established as the Second District Agricultural School in 1909. The first classes were held here on October 26, 1910. It was named the Arkansas Polytechnic College in 1925 and adopted its current name on July 9, 1976. In addition to its main campus in Russellville, Arkansas, the university also has a small satellite campus in Ozark, Arkansas. ATU is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • Graduate School
  • School of Business
  • School of Community Education and Professional Development
  • School of Education
  • School of Liberal and Fine Arts
  • School of Physical and Life Sciences
  • School of Systems Science
ATU participates in NCAA Division II athletics. The university is a member of the Gulf South Conference. The men's and women's sports teams sponsored by ATU include football, baseball, volleyball, golf, tennis, softball, cross country and basketball.

Profile of Arkansas Tech UniversityArkansas Tech is in Russellville, AR. Russellville is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Arkansas Tech issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school offers many Course Topics. Fields of study in vogue at Arkansas Tech include education and teaching and mechanics and repair.

Arkansas Tech Selectivity

Not all applicants to the school are accepted. The top quarter of students at Arkansas Tech scored at least 520 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 430 to 620 in 2007.

The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 7, 476 students study at Arkansas Tech .

Student Life
The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at Arkansas Tech can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in Gulf South Conference athletics.

Arkansas Tech Tuition and AffordabilityIn-state students appreciate the low tuition rate.

Arkansas Tech Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching316early childhood education, physical education teaching, instructional media design, ESL instruction, educational administration, college student Counselling, music teaching, social studies teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts273history, English, interdisciplinary studies, general studies, speech and rhetoric, sociology, economics, foreign language and literature, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine121registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Business and Management111business management, accounting, MIS
Science67biology, conservation biology, chemistry, geology, physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering50information technology, computer and info science, systems analyst
Engineering45mechanical engineering, electrical engineering
Mechanics and Repair44autobody repair, automobile mechanics, HVAC
Security and Law Enforcement34security and protective services, criminal justice and safety
office and Administration32administrative assistant
Agricultural Science and Management32agricultural operations
Medical administration30medical secretary, medical records admin, medical transcription
Engineering Technician29industrial tech, nuclearn engineering tech, electrical/electronic tech, electronics tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy27parks and recreation management, rehabilitation
Therapy and Counselling23psychology
Media22journalism, mass communication
Medicine15health professions
Family and Social Work14child development
Art Studies13art studies
Beauty and Cosmetology13cosmetology
Medical Support and Technology8medical assistant
Hospitality6hospitality management
Production Trades6welding
Contact: Arkansas Tech Arkansas Tech University

Administration Bldg 200; 1506 N Boulder Ave

Russellville, AR 72801-2222

General Phone: (479) 968-0389


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