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Choosing the right college is like a math problem.

You have to consider every aspect before finding the answer.

Your degree is only part of the equation.

At Arkansas Tech University, every student counts. We're focused on one common denominator — you. ATU exponentially impacts students' lives through degrees that work, individual attention and a supportive campus culture.

Scroll to learn why that matters.

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Forty on 40

ATU offers two campuses separated on Interstate 40 by a mere 40 minutes. 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.

A map of states surrounding Arkansas, showing that ATU is centrally located to several surrounding metropolitan areas.
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Ozark Campus

Ozark, Arkansas

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.

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Russellville Campus

Russellville, Arkansas

Our Russellville campus offers associate’s degrees, bachelor's degrees and graduate degrees — with stackable options, taugh in modern facilities with top-tier technology. Plus, with thousands of trees, 22 miles of nearby trails and 7 state parks — you’re always near the Great Outdoors.

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Drew Purifoy

Hometown: Bluff City, Arkansas
Major: Speech Communication

Since coming to Arkansas Tech, I’ve gotten super involved on campus and have made awesome relationships with the people here. My experience has been great.

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Academic Excellence

We know you want more than just crunching numbers or listening to lectures. You want to live what you learn. Here, you’ll build lasting relationships with your professors, join clubs that match what you’re studying and put your classroom knowledge into practice through what we call service learning. If you factor in these opportunities, our approach to academics helps you prepare for your dream job beginning the moment you arrive on campus.

Programs of Study

Certificates of Proficiency
  • Allied Health
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Basic Emergency Medical Technician
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Jail Standards
  • Law Enforcement
  • Logistics Management
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Transcription
  • Mobile Applications
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Office Support Specialist
  • Phlebotomy
  • Welding
Technical Certificates
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Business Technology
  • Business Technology – Banking Option
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Professions
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Industrial Electronic Technology
  • Law Enforcement
  • Paramedic
  • Practical Nursing
  • Welding Technology
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration - Facilities Maintenance Option
  • Automation Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Technology
  • Business Technology – Banking Option
  • Business Technology – Human Resources Management Option
  • Cardiovascular Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Cosmetic Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Early Childhood Education
  • General Education
  • General Studies
  • Health Information Technology
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law Enforcement
  • Logistics Mangement
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nuclear Technology
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Ozark – Ouachita Studies
  • Paramedic Emergency Medical Services
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Practical Nursing
  • Registered Nursing
  • Welding Technology
  • Accounting
  • Agriculture Business
    • Animal Science Option
    • Feed Mill Management Option
    • Horticulture Option
    • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
    • Public Relations Option
  • Agriculture for Teacher Licensure
  • Applied Science
  • Art for Teacher Licensure
  • Biology
    • Biomedical General
    • General
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Business Education for Teacher Licensure
  • Chemistry
    • Biochemistry Option
    • Environmental Option
    • Professional Option
  • Chemistry Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Communication
    • Speech Option
    • Speech for Teacher Licensure
    • Theatre Option
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science for Teacher Licensure
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing for Teacher Licensure
  • Cultural & Geospatial Studies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Economics & Finance
  • Electrical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering with Biomedical Option
    • Electrical Engineering with Computer Engineering Option
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering Physics
  • English
  • English for Teacher Licensure
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Fisheries & Wildlife Science
  • Game & Interactive Media Design
  • Geology
    • Environmental Option
    • Petroleum Option
    • Professional Option
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Information Management
  • Health & Physical Education
    • Wellness & Fitness Program
  • History
  • Hospitality Administration
    • Event Management Emphasis
    • Foodservice Management Emphasis
    • Lodging Management Emphasis
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • International Studies
    • Cultural Affairs Concentration
    • Political Affairs Concentration
  • Journalism
    • Broadcast Option
    • Print Option
    • Public Relations Option
  • Life Science for Teacher Licensure
  • Management Marketing
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Human Resource Management
    • Business Management
  • Marketing
    • Digital Marketing
    • Marketing Strategy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics for Teacher Licensure
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Technology
  • Middle Level Education
    • English/Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Social Studies
    • Science
  • Music
  • Music for Teacher Licensure
    • Instrumental Music Option
    • Keyboard Instrumental Music Option
    • Keyboard Vocal Music Option
    • Vocal Music Option
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Nursing
    • BSN Pre-licensure Program
    • LPN to BSN Program
    • RN to BSN Program
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Physics Education
  • Political Science
  • Professional Studies
    • Agriculture Business Concentration
    • Applied Leadership Concentration
    • Criminal Justice Concentration
    • Early Childhood Education Concentration
    • Industrial/Organization Psychology Concentration
    • Interdisciplinary Studies Concentration
    • Public Relations Concentration
    • Workforce Technology Concentration
  • Psychology
  • Public History
  • Recreation & Park Administration
    • Interpretation Emphasis
    • Natural Resource Emphasis
    • Recreation Sport Management Emphasis
    • Therapeutic Recreation Emphasis
  • Rehabilitation Science
  • Secondary Education
    • Agriculture
    • Art
    • Business
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Creative Writing
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Instrumental Music
    • Keyboard Instrumental Music
    • Keyboard Vocal Music
    • Vocal Music
    • Life Science
    • Physics
    • Social Studies
    • Speech
    • World Language with Concentration in Spanish
  • Social Studies for Teacher Licensure
  • Sociology
  • World Language – Spanish
  • World Language with Concentration in Spanish for Teacher Licensure
Master's Degrees
  • Applied Sociology
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • College Student Personnel
  • Educational Leadership
  • Emergency Management & Homeland Security
  • English with TESL option
  • Fisheries & Wildlife Science
  • Health Informatics
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Instructional Technology, Library Media K-12
  • Instructional Technology – Instructional Design & Technology Option
  • K-12 Literacy
  • Liberal Arts
  • Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-Media Journalism
  • Nursing Administration & Emergency Management
  • Psychology
  • School Counseling and Leadership
  • Special Education K-12
  • Strength & Conditioning Studies
  • Teaching
  • Teaching, Learning, & Leadership
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Graduate Certificates
  • Advising
  • Nursing Administration (Post – Master’s)
  • Online Teaching K-12
  • Dyslexia Therapist K-12
  • MTLL Curriculum Program Administrator
  • MTLL Instructional Facilitator
  • Special Education B-K
  • Special Education K-12
  • Special Education Resource K-6, 7-12
Educational Specialist Degree
  • Educational Leadership
Doctoral Degree
  • Doctor of Education in School Leadership
Portrait of Macy, an ATU student.

Macy Webb

Hometown: Greenwood, Arkansas
Major: Nursing

I chose Tech because I wanted a college that was big enough to help me grow but small enough I felt like I could make a difference as a student. I continue to choose Tech because of how accommodating all of the staff is. From my nursing professors and honors advisors to my cheer coach — they all truly want to see me succeed and are always willing to offer me guidance.

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Culture Counts

Craft the full college experience. Don’t just go to class.

From orientation to graduation — your life will be full as you add connections and explore transformative learning outside the classroom.

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The Bottom Line

You’ve done the math and know that college is an investment in your future. Higher education can greatly impact your earnings down the road and ATU makes it easier to start that investment now.

Lifetime Earnings by Degree
A graph showing that college graduate have higher lifetime earnings than those who do not pursue high education.

Source: Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education

Sample Semester Bill: Bachelor's Degree
2018-2019 Academic Year

  • Tuition - $3,390.00
  • Fees - $913.75
  • Housing - $1,745.00
  • Meal Plan - $1,358.00
  • Semester Total - $7,406.75

Average Financial Aid Information
2017-2018 Academic Year

  • 75% of ATU students receive financial aid.
  • ATU awarded $49,586,242.00 in Financial Aid.*
  • *Includes preliminary data.
  • 75% of ATU students receive financial aid.
  • Average Semester Award - $7,000.00

With more than 750 on-campus jobs for students, it’s easy to work while focusing on your classes.


A variety of state and federal grants are available for students who qualify, including the Pell Grant and the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery award.

Payment Plans

Choose the right plan for you and make payments throughout the semester.


Freshman are automatically considered for academic scholarships and can apply for additional private scholarships through the Arkansas Tech Foundation.


Our friendly financial aid staff will help you understand your options. Loan types available for our students include Direct Subsidized Loan, Unsubsidized Loan or a Direct PLUS loan.

Portrait of Lindsey, an ATU student.

Lindsey Greenup

Hometown: Mount Vernon, Arkansas
Major: Middle-Level Education

There are so many different things to get involved in on ATU’s campus — really, something for everyone. I think the more time you spend around people who enjoy the same things as you, the more you will enjoy college as a whole.

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