Arkansas State University-Main Campus

Jonesboro, AR 72401

Located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Arkansas State University-Main Campus is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The institution is part of Arkansas State University System that operates 6 campuses in Beebe, Jonesboro, Mountain Home, Newport, West Memphis, Little Rock.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 5655 and 3981 students were accepted.

Arkansas State University-Main Campus in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $6,060 and fees $2,140. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $12,120 and $2,140 respectively.

College Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio-
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Available Nursing Programs

ADN (2017 NCLEX passrate: 81.9%)
BSN (2017 NCLEX passrate: 91.1%)
Accelerated BSN (2012 NCLEX passrate: 87.8%)
LPN to BSN (2012 NCLEX passrate: 87.8%)
Masters program tracks: MSN

The Arkansas State University, Masters of Science in Nursing is designed to prepare students with the complex practical and theoretical skills required for advanced nursing and leadership roles. The MSN program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The University offers specialties in Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Clinical Specialist, Educator, Administration and Family Nurse Practitioner.

The Adult Health Nursing track consists of core and support courses including 540 hours of clinical course work (420 hours for nurse educators) to prepare students for advance practice as a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Educator. Students can enroll on a full time and part time basis with most courses offered online and through interactive video network.

The Family Nurse Practitioner program is a 45 credit hours program consisting of theoretical and clinical courses to prepare for advanced practice. A majority of core and support courses are offered online and students can enroll full time or part time. The Nurse Anesthesia track is an 85 credit program that can be completed in 28 months of full time study.

Graduates from all tracks are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board on Certification and Rece-rtification of Nurse Anesthetists.

Admissions Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Meet admission requirements for the graduate school
  • Current and unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse
  • Meet requirements for standardized tests and grade point average

The deadline for application for admission for the fall is the 1st of February for FNP program spring admission for the Adult Health Nursing track is the 15th of October and April 15th for admission in the fall for the same program.

General admission deadlines fall on the 15th of April for Spring admission and the 15th of September for admission unless otherwise specified.

LPN (2017 NCLEX passrate: 100%)

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Arkansas State University-Main Campus

Pemiscot County Vocational School of Practical Nursing
57.73 miles away
University of Memphis
65.12 miles away
Copiah-Lincoln Community College - Simpson County Center
67.4 miles away
Tennessee Technology Center at Brownsville
82.95 miles away
Tennessee Technology Center at Alamo
87.46 miles away
The University of Tennessee-Martin
106.98 miles away
Northwest Mississippi Community College - Benton County Vocational Center
108.88 miles away
University of Central Arkansas
113.09 miles away
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
119.32 miles away
Southeast Missouri State University
120.07 miles away


Institutional Accreditation
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1928 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1970 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/1993 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1981 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
01/25/2003 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading433 to 585
SAT: Math500 to 620
SAT: Writing420 to 480
ACT Composite21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$10,562
30k to 48k$11,111
48k to 75k$13,104
75k to 110k$14,955
Over 110k$15,286
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Arkansas Nurses Foundation Research Grant

Arkansas Nurses Foundation provides research grant for nurses who hold an Arkansas Nursing license and graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. 

Ginny Blankenship Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a non-traditional nursing student attending East Arkansas Community College.

Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing.

More scholarships

Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing
Arkansas State University-Main Campus
2105 E. Aggie Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401

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