Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR 72801
Arkansas Tech University is one of the 11 public 4-year colleges in Arkansas. Its campus is medium in size and located in the town of Russellville. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.
In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,846 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,329 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 72%).
Every year 39% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
ATU's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $5,424, and fees were $1,680. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $10,848 and $1,680 respectively.
|Campus LocaleRemote Town|
|Student to Faculty Ratio19:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
The Arkansas Tech University nursing program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
The program leads to the BSN degree after completing eight semesters of general education, course pre-requisites, and upper-division professional nursing courses.
The program employs clinical facilities and services in the Arkansas River Valley area although students should be prepared to travel out of this area to meet the objectives of certain courses.
Admissions requirements for the Nursing program:
- Prerequisite grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Complete General Education Requirements
- CPR certification, student liability insurance, criminal background check and initiation of Hepatitis B shots
All application documents need to be submitted to the Department of nursing by the 1st of March for admission in the following fall semester. Applicants will be selected according to established admission criteria and ranked according to GPA.
Successful applicants will be required to complete the program within four years of entry into level one of the nursing curriculum. Students will need to maintain CPR certification, liability insurance and annual criminal background check throughout period of enrollment.
ATU also offers an RN to BSN completion program online as well as the regular on-campus program.
The Arkansas Tech University Master of Science in Nursing utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach which integrates a range of nursing administration principles for students engaged in specializations related to emergency management administration in a range of health care settings.
The core curriculum for the MSN program includes 27 semester hours of coursework in research design and methods, epidemiology, legal and ethical issues, nurse administration, health care trends, theoretical perspectives, principles of hazards and design and management of preparedness in mitigation systems, emergency management, and research project.
Students in the nursing administration and in the emergency management specialty options will complete an additional 12 semester credit hours.
- Meet admission requirements for Graduate College
- Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program
- Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0
- Current, valid and unencumbered License to practice as a Registered Nurse
- GRE or MAT Test scores
- Successfully complete a basic statistics course
- Approval from the program admission committee
Applicants who don’t meet all the above requirements may be accepted into the program on a conditional basis by the admissions committee to earn a maximum of 12 graduate credits hours with a CGPA of 3.0 at which point the condition will be removed.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||2||36|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1930 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
09/01/2011 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
06/01/1985 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|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) Recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$226/credit|
|In State Students||$226/credit|
|Out of State Students||$452/credit|
|In District Students||$284/credit|
|In State Students||$284/credit|
|Out of State Students||$568/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Arkansas Tech University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||10%||$388|
|State Grant & Scholarships||65%||$1,237|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||45%||$5,837|
|Federal Student Loans||54%||$6,166|
$11,510Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$10,777|
|$30,001 to $48,000$11,310|
|$48,001 to $75,000$13,062|
|$75,001 to $110,000$14,131|
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Arkansas Nurses Foundation provides research grant for nurses who hold an Arkansas Nursing license and graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.
Applicant must be a non-traditional nursing student attending East Arkansas Community College.
Applicant must be enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.