Arkansas Tech University is a public institution of higher education offering credentials at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master, educational specialist and doctoral levels. It was founded in 1909 as the Second District Agricultural School and its Russellville campus conducted its first day of classes on Oct. 26, 1910.
The name of the institution was changed to Arkansas Polytechnic College in 1925 and Arkansas Tech University in 1976. The former Arkansas Valley Technical Institute, now known as ATU-Ozark Campus, joined ATU in 2003.
ATU curriculum is approved by the ATU Board of Trustees and the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Together, the ATU faculty, staff, Board of Trustees and Coordinating board work to ensure Arkansas Tech fosters an environment where students succeed, innovation thrives and communities flourish.
Adopted October 19, 2016
Arkansas Tech University: where students succeed, innovation thrives, and communities flourish.
Adopted October 19, 2016
Arkansas Tech University is dedicated to student success, access, and excellence as a responsive campus community providing opportunities for progressive intellectual development and civic engagement. Embracing and expanding upon its technological traditions, Tech inspires and empowers members of the community to achieve their goals while striving for the betterment of Arkansas, the nation, and the world.
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ATU offers instruction in locations across the Arkansas River Valley. These campuses give you complete access to higher education. With programs ranging from a certificate of proficiency through a doctorate, you can leverage your career goals without leaving the River Valley. Each campus offers its own culture and program options, but they equal a great experience, regardless of the location or program you pick.
ABOUT RUSSELLVILLE CAMPUS
Our Russellville campus offers associate’s degrees, bachelor's degrees and graduate degrees — with stackable options, taught in modern facilities with top-tier technology. Plus, with thousands of trees, 150 miles of nearby trails and 7 state parks — you’re always near the Great Outdoors.
ABOUT OZARK CAMPUS
With dozens of certificates of proficiency, technical certificates and associate’s degrees — you’ll be ready to begin a rewarding career in your industry quickly. And since ATU offers degrees at all levels, your courses can count toward your next one, seamlessly — what we call stackable degrees.
ABOUT ONLINE & ACADEMIC CENTERS
At Arkansas Tech we also offer online education and courses at multiple academic centers. These access points help make it easy for you to achieve your educational goals.
Through Online Education at Arkansas Tech, students are able to complete their education
while staying rooted in their local communities. Online Education includes multiple
types of credentials allowing students to achieve their goals. Currently, online programs
at ATU are housed in ETech, which is the online component of Arkansas Tech.
ARKANSAS TECH CAREER CENTER
Built in 1972, the Career Center has undergone extensive remodeling and additions
to become one of the largest secondary career and technical centers in Arkansas. The
Career Center draws students from 11 area high schools in Pope, Yell and Johnson counties,
including Russellville, Dover, Pottsville, Hector, Atkins, Dardanelle, Danville, Two
Rivers, Western Yell County, Lamar and Clarksville high schools.
CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP & LEARNING
The Center for Leadership and Learning (CLL) is a graduate department within Arkansas
Tech University's Graduate College. The CLL's offices and classrooms are housed at
ATU's Lakepoint Conference Center. The CLL's main emphasis is the preparation of school
leaders. The Center is unique in design by virtue of the four graduate degree programs
which embrace the distributed leadership concept.