Arkansas State University Mid-South

2000 West Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301-0000
Tel: 8707336872
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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 is Southwest Tennessee Community College (10.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 144 teachers has grown by 132% 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
Arkansas State University Mid-South Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,561 has declined by 21% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,561 students1,650 students
Arkansas State University Mid-South Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio11:125:1
Arkansas State University Mid-South Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students437 students724 students
Arkansas State University Mid-South Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,124 students926 students
Arkansas State University Mid-South Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Arkansas State University Mid-South Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Arkansas State University Mid-South American Indian/Alaskan (2013-2015)
% Asian
1%
2%
Arkansas State University Mid-South Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
4%
6%
Arkansas State University Mid-South Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
57%
19%
Arkansas State University Mid-South Black (2007-2016)
% White
32%
69%
Arkansas State University Mid-South White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Arkansas State University Mid-South More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Arkansas State University Mid-South Non Resident (2014-2016)
Arkansas State University Mid-South Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.560.48
Arkansas State University Mid-South Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
11%
24%
Arkansas State University Mid-South Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,800$28,600
Arkansas State University Mid-South Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Arkansas State University Mid-South In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,648$4,803
Arkansas State University Mid-South Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesBased on 24 hours in an academic year.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%95%
Arkansas State University Mid-South % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
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.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.