Southern Arkansas University Tech: Narrative Description

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100 Carr Rd.
PO Box 3499
Camden, AR 71711
Tel: (870)574-4500; Admissions: (870)574-4504; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 96-acre rural campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $4751 per student. Total enrollment: 1,223. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 202 applied, 100% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 464 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 759 students, 48% women, 52% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 36% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 54% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Arkansas Fire Training Academy, Environmental Academy.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT, ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $60 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1440 full-time, $60 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $1920 full-time, $80 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $480 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course level.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 11 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, SAU Tech Ambassadors, Allied Health Student Club, Computer Club, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Fall Convocation, Red Ribbon Week, High Tech EXPO 2002. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, patrols by trained security personnel. 42 college housing spaces available; 17 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Southern Arkansas University Tech Learning Resource Center with 17,389 books, 250 microform titles, 115 serials, 960 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $149,793. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campus-wide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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