Arkansas State University Mid-South

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  • Arkansas State University Mid-South is a rapidly-evolving, forward-looking public two-year institution located in West Memphis, Arkansas. An open-door admission policy, service to the citizens of Crittenden County and surrounding areas, and high-quality, affordable education best describe our college and the community mandate we serve.
School Highlights
  • Arkansas State University Mid-South serves 1,561 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Arkansas State University Mid-South is the only community colleges within Crittenden County, AR.
  • The nearest community college to Arkansas State University Mid-South is Southwest Tennessee Community College (10.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Arkansas State University Mid-South places among the top 20% of community colleges in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 144 teachers has grown by 94% over five years.
Arkansas State University Mid-South(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty144 staff62 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Arkansas State University Mid-South has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
  • The Arkansas State University Mid-South diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,561 students1,650 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:125:1
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# Full-Time Students437 students724 students
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# Part-Time Students1,124 students926 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Arkansas State University Mid-South.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of AR.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
6%
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% Black
57%
19%
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% White
32%
69%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.560.48
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College Completion Rate
11%
24%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,800$28,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,688 is less than the state average of $3,014. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,648 is less than the state average of $4,803. The out-state tuition has declined by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,688$3,014
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,648$4,803
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Tuition NotesBased on 24 hours in an academic year.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%95%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Acceptance Rate100%69%

Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsBasketballBasketball
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The centerpiece of our campus is the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Educational Excellence which houses an ever-expanding Library Media Center, a technologically-intense Dr. Barbara C. Baxter Learning Success Center, a state-of-the-art and award-winning multimedia conference room, food service area and bookstore, as well as a myriad of other student support functions. Work-based Learning with hands-on job training is offered to students enrolled in a technical program and who intend to enter the job market upon graduation. Students, while in their last semester of college, participate in the Work-Based Learning Program to prepare them for a position in their chosen field. Arkansas State University Mid-South offers web-based courses in Campus Cruiser for students who want to take classes but have time restraints preventing them from attending classes on campus. We offer computer, history, English, and criminal justice classes online for our students. Arkansas State University Mid-South is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Adult Education program offers free GED classes, basic skills classes, and computer literacy classes on site at companies or at the College.

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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,014 per year for in-state students and $4,803 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,899 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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