Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR 72801

Located in Russellville, Arkansas, Arkansas Tech University is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 5232 and 3344 students were accepted.

Arkansas Tech University in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $5,256 and fees $1,368. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $10,512 and $1,368 respectively.


Campus LocaleTown: Remote
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. RN to BSN
  2. LPN to BSN
  3. Masters degrees (MSN)

    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.

    Admission Requirements:

    • 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.

  4. BSN

    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. 

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 104
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 39
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 22
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Associate's degree 33
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 160
Nursing Administration Master's degree 8

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Arkansas Tech University

University of Central Arkansas
40.83 miles away
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
59.36 miles away
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
59.49 miles away
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
70.21 miles away
University of Arkansas
78.99 miles away
Henderson State University
80.71 miles away
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
96.21 miles away
Northeastern State University
111.73 miles away
Kiamichi Technology Center
126.34 miles away
Missouri State University-Springfield
131.62 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
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) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$10,342
30k to 48k$10,889
48k to 75k$12,468
75k to 110k$13,915
Over 110k$14,199
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $219.00 $438.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $274.00 $548.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Race/ethnicity unknown

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 Tech University
Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave
Russellville, AR 72801

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