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Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University
1605 Coliseum Drive
Russellville, Arkansas 72801

A state-supported institution of higher education, Arkansas Tech University opened its doors in 1910. At the time it was called the Second District Agricultural School, with an emphasis on providing secondary educational opportunities for local families. Arkansas Tech University supports a variety of traditional and innovative academic programs, providing opportunities for life-long learning.

At Arkansas Tech University, students enter an academic community that values scholastic excellence, integrity and professionalism. Arkansas Tech students have access to a small campus that provides personal attention from faculty and staff, as well as substantial technological resources. Arkansas Tech University boasts a graduation rate that is one of the highest in the country. Degree programs include bachelor's degrees, teaching licenses, master's degrees, associate degrees and pre-professional programs, as well as technical certificates through the Ozark campus.

To provide students with a world-class education, Arkansas Tech has made substantial investments in facilities and equipment, especially considering its size. The faculty is composed of professors with degrees from schools such as Stanford, Duke, Columbia and Princeton. Students take courses offered through seven academic schools.

The liberal arts program at Arkansas Tech University prepares students in the areas of critical thinking and theory and written communication. Students receive plenty of one-on-one attention from faculty and have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through internships. Courses cover the arts, behavioral sciences, English, foreign languages, music, social sciences, philosophy, speech, performing arts and journalism.

Quick Facts:

  • Enrollment at Arkansas Tech University hovers around 7,500 students.

  • There are more than 70 full-time faculty, most of whom have earned doctorates or other terminal degrees, in the school of liberal and fine arts.

  • The last high school class graduated in 1929, four years after being renamed Arkansas Polytechnic College and two years after it became a junior college.

  • Arkansas Tech athletic teams compete in NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. Students compete in basketball, golf, cross country, tennis, football, softball, volleyball and baseball.

  • The Arkansas Tech University Ozark campus offers associates degree and certificate programs in air conditioning and refrigeration, automotive services technology, business technology, business technology banking, business technology medical transcription, collision repair technology, computer information systems, cosmetology, industrial control systems, law enforcement, paramedic, practical nursing and welding.
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