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 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus - Magnolia, AR

100 E. University, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753

General information:(870)235-4000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Master's degree
Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,382(2,921 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,066 $6,426 $6,786 -5%
Out-of-state $8,706 $9,186 $9,666 -5%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,200 -17%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $5,080 $5,270 $5,400 -2%
Other $4,134 $4,134 $4,332 -5%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,748 $5,962 $5,962 0%
Other $5,406 $5,406 $5,756 -6%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,558 $4,558 $4,908 -7%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $16,280 $16,830 $17,718 -6%
Off Campus $18,220 $18,794 $19,704 -5%
Off Campus with Family $11,624 $11,984 $12,894 -8%
Out-of-state
On Campus $18,920 $19,590 $20,598 -5%
Off Campus $20,860 $21,554 $22,584 -5%
Off Campus with Family $14,264 $14,744 $15,774 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,580
In-state fees $1,206
Out-of-state tuition $8,460
Out-of-state fees $1,206
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,176
In-state fee $728
Out-of-state tuition $6,102
Out-of-state fees $728
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 634 99% --
Grant or scholarship aid 619 96% $5,765,565 $9,314
Federal grants 394 61% $1,990,883 $5,053
Pell grants 394 61% $1,837,063 $4,663
Other federal grants 230 36% $153,820 $669
State/local government grant or scholarships 335 52% $1,476,841 $4,408
Institutional grants or scholarships 459 71% $2,297,841 $5,006
Student loan aid 285 44% $1,438,077 $5,046
Federal student loans 283 44% $1,424,577 $5,034
Other student loans 2 0% $13,500 $6,750
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,514 85% $20,213,501 $8,040
Pell grants 1,641 56% $7,434,565 $4,531
Federal student loans 1,561 53% $9,950,139 $6,374

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $7,366 $8,329 $6,828
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,638 $7,079 $8,582
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,161 $7,583 $6,420
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,573 $10,971 $7,930
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,454 $11,316 $11,018
$110,001 and more $12,319 $13,914 $11,966

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. 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.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,382
Undergraduate enrollment 2,921
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 221
Graduate enrollment 461
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,499 1,071 1,428
Percent admitted 67% 67% 67%
Percent admitted who enrolled 67% 29% 24%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 47 7%
ACT 599 93%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 420 550
SAT Math 450 610
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 18 25
ACT English 17 25
ACT Math 17 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 74 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
Baseball 47-
Basketball 1613
Football 123-
Golf 1112
Rodeo 2320
Softball -19
Tennis -7
Track and Field, X-Country 1612
Volleyball -18

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1929 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1970 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1957 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1971 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

02/01/2006 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations47 8
Liquor law violations511
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 251
Liquor law violations 300
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 122
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 110
Burglary 151114
Motor vehicle theft 200
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 112
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 12109
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate17.4%
Number in default129
Number in repayment739

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00110700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Bachelor's degree Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations--1--
Agricultural Business and Management, General-21---
Agriculture, General7----
Category total7211--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-23---
Category total-23---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-25---
Business Administration and Management, General22----
Business/Commerce, General-640--
Category total22890--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism-8---
Category total-8---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General45---
Category total45---
Education Colleges
Agricultural Teacher Education-12---
Art Teacher Education-0---
Business Teacher Education-0---
Chemistry Teacher Education-0---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services15----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-49---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General10----
Educational/Instructional Technology12----
Elementary Education and Teaching25----
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-0---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-0---
Mathematics Teacher Education-0---
Music Teacher Education-5---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-11---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-0---
Secondary Education and Teaching17----
Social Studies Teacher Education-0---
Spanish Language Teacher Education-0---
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other6----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth8----
Category total9377---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Industrial Technology/Technician-50--
Category total-50--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General-10---
Category total-10---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature-2---
Category total-2---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer-2---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-1054--
Category total-1254--
History Colleges
History, General-7---
Category total-7---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration---00
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-11---
Forensic Science and Technology---00
Category total-11-00
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-346--
Category total-346--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-3---
Category total-3---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General2----
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-8---
Category total28---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-62--
Physics, Other-7---
Category total-132--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-14---
Category total-14---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy-3---
Public Administration14----
Social Work-10---
Category total1413---
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General-4---
Social Sciences, General-0---
Category total-4---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-0---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-2---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-9---
Music, General-0---
Category total-11---
Grand total1423706300