Arkansas State University Mid-South

West Memphis, AR 72301

Arkansas State University Mid-South is one of the 22 public 2-year colleges in Arkansas. Its campus is small in size and located in a suburb in West Memphis. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 14% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Arkansas State University Mid-South's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $2,688, and fees were $466. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,648 and $466 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate55%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 7 50

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However 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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$92/credit
In State Students$112/credit
Out of State Students$152/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $4,140 $5,040 $6,840
ADN 70 $6,440 $7,840 $10,640
BSN 125 $11,500 $14,000 $19,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Arkansas State University Mid-South's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 85% $2,629
Other Federal Grant 3% $611
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $661
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 26% $1,368
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$11,669
$30,001 to $48,000$12,479
$48,001 to $75,000$12,448
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

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: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.

Arkansas State University Mid-South
2000 W. Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301

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