Arkansas Tech University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,424

3.2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,510

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.16%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

94.7%

5,006 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

11,830

58.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

39.8%

593 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 (218 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (128 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees).

In 2017, 2,843 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Arkansas Tech University. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,294 degrees), 14.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (155 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Arkansas Tech University is $5,424, which is $-15,309 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Arkansas Tech University is $5,424, which is $-15,309 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,510.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,424

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Arkansas Tech University was $5,424. The cost of tuition at Arkansas Tech University is $-15,309 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$11,510

2017 Value

5.72%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Arkansas Tech University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,510. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Arkansas Tech University grew by 5.72%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,919

Room and Board

$1,410

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Arkansas Tech University was of $9,919 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,410. The cost of room and board increased by 0.537% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Arkansas Tech University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.41% with respect to 2016, 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.

9.16%

2016 Default Rate

249

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Arkansas Tech University was 9.16%, which represents 249 out of the 2719 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 5,006 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.32% annual decline. Out of those 5,006 applicants, 4,743 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.7% acceptance rate.

There were 11,830 students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Arkansas Tech University has an overall enrollment yield of 38.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,743

Accepted Out of 5,006

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Arkansas Tech University was 94.7% (4,743 admissions from 5,006 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.32%, while admissions grew by 41.8%.

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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 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Arkansas Tech University has a total enrollment of 11,830 students. The full-time enrollment at Arkansas Tech University is 6,897 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,933. This means that 58.3% of students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Arkansas Tech University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.2% White, 7.38% Hispanic or Latino, 7.35% Black or African American, 3.33% Two or More Races, 1.41% Asian, 0.786% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0169% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (34.6%) and Black or African American Male (4.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (28.6%), followed by White Female (27.4%) and Black or African American Female (6.55%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Arkansas Tech University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,830 students. The full-time enrollment at Arkansas Tech University is 6,897 and the part-time enrollment is 4,933. This means that 58.3% of students enrolled at Arkansas Tech University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2017 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 72%. 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

    9,010

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    873

  3. Black or African American

    870

The enrolled student population at Arkansas Tech University is 76.2% White, 7.38% Hispanic or Latino, 7.35% Black or African American, 3.33% Two or More Races, 1.41% Asian, 0.786% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0169% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 667 more women than men received degrees from Arkansas Tech University. The majority of degree recipients at Arkansas Tech University are white (2,294 degrees awarded). There were 14.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (155 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Arkansas Tech University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (218 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (128 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (99 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 (242 degrees awarded), Agriculture (48 degrees), and Precision Production (68 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 (1,874,753 people), Secondary school teachers (301,766 people), Education administrators (253,648 people), Other managers (146,543 people), and Police officers (128,111 people).

The most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Interdisciplinary Studies (242 degrees awarded), Agriculture (48 degrees), Precision Production (68 degrees), Education (377 degrees), and Protective Services (174 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Interdisciplinary Studies (242 degrees awarded), Agriculture (48 degrees), Precision Production (68 degrees), Education (377 degrees), and Protective Services (174 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 (2,741,702 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (336,840 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (263,083 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (195,177 people), and Construction (99,035 people).

The most specialized majors at Arkansas Tech University are Interdisciplinary Studies (242 degrees awarded), Agriculture (48 degrees), Precision Production (68 degrees), Education (377 degrees), and Protective Services (174 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 218 degrees awarded

  2. 128 degrees awarded

  3. 99 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Arkansas Tech University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 218 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,088

  2. 1,755

In 2017, 1,088 degrees were awarded to men at Arkansas Tech University, which is 0.62 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,755).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 85 degrees were awarded to men at Arkansas Tech University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 0.563 times less than the 151 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 266 degrees were awarded to women at Arkansas Tech University in Medical Administrative Assistant, which is 7.82 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 26% of students graduating from Arkansas Tech University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Arkansas Tech University is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    2,294 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    155 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    152 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Arkansas Tech University is white (2,294 degrees awarded). There were 14.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (155 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

    1,425 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    869 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Arkansas Tech University is white female (1,425 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (869 degrees).

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Operations

Arkansas Tech University has an endowment valued at nearly $33.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.08M (3.25%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Arkansas Tech University had a total salary expenditure of $135M. Arkansas Tech University employs 107 Assistant professors, 88 Associate professors, and 69 Professors. Most academics at Arkansas Tech University are Male Assistant professors (57), Female Assistant professors(50), and Male Professors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 146 employees, Service, with 102 employees, and Management with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$33.3M

2017 Endowment

18.7%

growth from 2016

Arkansas Tech University has an endowment valued at about $33.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Arkansas Tech University grew 18.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $221k higher 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. $2.33M - Federal

  2. $11.9M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Arkansas Tech University received $2.33M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.9M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$54.5M

2017 Salaries

2.36%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Arkansas Tech University paid a median of $54.5M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($135M) and a 2.36% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.24% growth from 2015 and a 5.52% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.3M

Instructional Salaries

367

Number of Employees

In 2017, Arkansas Tech University paid a total of $22.3M to 367 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

107 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

146 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University were Assistant professor with 107 employees; Associate professor with 88 employees; and Associate professor with 69 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University were Office and Administrative Support with 146 employees; Service with 102 employees; and Management with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Arkansas Tech University was Male Assistant professor with 57 employees, Female Assistant professor with 50 employees, and Male Professor with 48 employees.

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

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