• Arkansas State University-Beebe is a public, open access, operationally separate institution of the Arkansas State University System. The major purpose of this institution is to provide affordable, comprehensive, and high quality instruction and service programs. University transfer and technical programs are available to students at the associate degree and certificate levels.

School Highlights

Arkansas State University-Beebe serves 3,317 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is same as the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,317 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,808
  • Out-state tuition: $4,518
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 18%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Arkansas State University-Beebe ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 328 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
Arkansas State University-Beebe
(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
328 staff
162 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Arkansas State University-Beebe has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The Arkansas State University-Beebe diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,317 students
1,407 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,731 students
580 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,586 students
827 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Arkansas State University-Beebe.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of AR.
Total Dormitory Capacity
248 students
145 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
10%
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% Black
7%
18%
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% White
82%
64%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Arkansas State University-Beebe and the percentage of White community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Arkansas State University-Beebe and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Arkansas State University-Beebe and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
2%
n/a
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Arkansas State University-Beebe.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score
0.32
0.55
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College Completion Rate
31%
30%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Arkansas State University-Beebe and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$37,100
$28,600
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Arkansas State University-Beebe and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of AR by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,808 is less than the state average of $2,990. The in-state tuition has declined by 19% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,518 is less than the state average of $4,750. The out-state tuition has declined by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,808
$2,990
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Arkansas State University-Beebe and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,518
$4,750
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Arkansas State University-Beebe and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
93%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Arkansas State University-Beebe and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in AR by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$7,207
$9,686
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Arkansas State University-Beebe and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,079
$5,250
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Arkansas State University-Beebe and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in AR by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
76%
SAT Reading
n/a
540
SAT Math
n/a
520
SAT Writing
n/a
515
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Arkansas State University-Beebe is a regional state university, an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, we offer associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry. An open admission policy encourages the enrollment of both traditional and nontraditional students. The institution recognizes the uniqueness of each student and provides support programs designed to assist students in determining and achieving their educational, personal, and occupational goals. The Beebe campus also provides space for ASU-Jonesboro to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees. The Guidance Services provides many student services on campus including counseling and consultation for personal problems and concerns, career counseling, academic advising of students uncertain of their career choice, academic scholarships and information about transfer schools and their scholarship programs. In addition, counselors coordinate testing and disability services.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,317 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,808
  • Out-state tuition: $4,518
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 18%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,990 per year for in-state students and $4,750 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,649 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Bryan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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