Arkansas State University-Newport

Tel: (870)512-7800
2,043 students
Public institution
Arkansas State University Newport is a great place to start one’s higher education whether it is for job training, professional certification, general education requirements, or an Associates degree. Arkansas State University Newport's mission is to provide an affordable, quality education. ASUN is an institution where students come first, learning is a reality, goals are obtained and dreams are fulfilled. ASU-Newport is a great place to start if your goal is to obtain a General Equivalency Diploma, an Associate Degree, professional development, personal development or to transfer to another institution. We value partnerships in developing relevant educational programs and in providing learning opportunities and seamless educational services to the community we serve.
School Highlights:
Arkansas State University-Newport serves 2,043 students (40% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Arkansas State University-Newport is the only community colleges within Jackson County, AR.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Arkansas State University-Newport Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,043 teachers has grown by 73% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,043 students
1,287 students
Arkansas State University-Newport Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
827 students
832 students
Arkansas State University-Newport Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,216 students
1,021 students
Arkansas State University-Newport Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Arkansas State University-Newport sch enrollment Arkansas State University-Newport sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
-
2%
Arkansas State University-Newport Asian (2008-2011)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Arkansas State University-Newport Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
11%
12%
Arkansas State University-Newport Black (2006-2012)
% White
84%
66%
Arkansas State University-Newport White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Arkansas State University-Newport More (2011-2012)
Arkansas State University-Newport sch ethnicity Arkansas State University-Newport sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.28 0.45
Arkansas State University-Newport Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,304 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,818 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 53% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,304 $5,940
Arkansas State University-Newport In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,818 $10,072
Arkansas State University-Newport Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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