2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$13,560

Net Price

63%

Admitted

35%

Enrolled

54%

Graduation Rate

14/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Arkansas State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 12,863. In 2021, there were 176 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #4 in Arkansas and ranks #311 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Postgraduate Certificate, Master

Psychology Graduates

176

Total Enrollment

12,863

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Arkansas State University

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#4

Arkansas Rank

Combining ranking factors for 20 schools that offer psychology degrees in Arkansas, Arkansas State University ranks #4.

#311

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Arkansas State University ranks #311.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Arkansas State University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the postgraduate certificate level, the university offers Clinical Child Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology and Mental Health Counseling. At the master level General Psychology and Social Work are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSPG CERTMA
Clinical Child Psychology3
Counseling and Applied Psychology3
General Psychology815
Mental Health Counseling1
Social Work4340
Total Graduates124745
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 5,835 students applied to the Arkansas State University. The university admitted 63% and 35% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Arkansas universities is 3,999. On average, all Arkansas institutions admit 66% and 34% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Arkansas State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 75%. Compared to all Arkansas four or more years colleges, the percentage is 67%.

The overall graduation rate for Arkansas State University is 54%, compared to 46% for all Arkansas universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 49%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare ASU to Arkansas Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Arkansas State University to the average of all Arkansas four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

ASU

5,835

Applicants

63%

Percent Admitted

35%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

54%

Graduation Rate

AR Colleges

3,999

Applicants

66%

Percent Admitted

34%

Percent Enrolled

67%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

46%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 509 or 75% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 169 or 25% part-time faculty members employed at Arkansas State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 509 or 75%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

ASU

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

75%

Percent Full-Time

25%

Percent Part-Time

75%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

AR Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

64%

Percent Full-Time

36%

Percent Part-Time

63%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Arkansas State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $5,232, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,250.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $4,986 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,436.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Arkansas State University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Arkansas State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,640
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,633
Total Living Expenses$14,273
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$5,232
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,250
Total Undergraduate Expenses$20,755
In-State, Graduate Tuition$4,986
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,436
Total Graduate Expenses$6,422
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Arkansas State University is $13,560. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Arkansas State University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$12,120$10,730
$30,001 – $48,000$12,019$12,021
$48,001 – $75,000$14,698$14,218
$75,001 – $110,000$16,946$16,163
$110,001 and more$17,614$16,837
US Department of Education

Compare Arkansas State University to all Arkansas universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

ASU

$20,755

Cost to Attend

$9,323

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$13,560

Net Price

AR Colleges

$27,424

Cost to Attend

$13,730

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$13,593

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 1,232 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 7,774 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $9,323.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid7,774$9,323
Pell Grants3,114$4,730
Federal Student Loans3,841$6,657
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Arkansas State University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

ASU

7,774

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

3,114

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

3,841

Federal Student Loans

26%

Federal Student Loans

AR Colleges

3,193

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

1,345

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

1,631

Federal Student Loans

26%

Federal Student Loans

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