Southern Arkansas University Tech

Camden, AR 71701

Located in Camden, Arkansas, Southern Arkansas University Tech is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

SAU Tech has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

SAU Tech's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $3,240 and fees $1,437. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,680 and $1,437 respectively.


Campus LocaleRural: Distant
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN

    The Southern Arkansas University Tech Nursing Program is a program approved by the Arkansas State Nursing Board. The program offers in class instruction in theory and clinical experience.

    The practical Nursing program is offered every year with classes beginning in July for graduation in May of the following year.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. A high school diploma or equivalent GED
    2. Official copy of college(s) transcripts (if applicable)
    3. Immunizations Record, with proof of 2 measles & 1 rubella shot or 2 MMR shots.
    4. ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, or SAT scores
    5. The TEAS V test will be given every Wednesday January 11 through March 7th, 8:30 a.m. at SAU

    Applications are accepted from January to March.

    Successful applicants into the Practical Nursing Program will be required to submit to a criminal background check before admission. A state and federal criminal background check will be performed before graduation as persons convicted of crimes may or may not be eligible to sit for the state licensure exam.

    A mandatory drug screen will be performed through the Ouachita County Medical Center before admission and students will be required to submit a current Arkansas Health card to the Nursing Office.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 1
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 27

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

South Arkansas Community College
29.23 miles away
University of Arkansas Community College-Hope
49.74 miles away
College of the Ouachitas
52 miles away
Southeast Arkansas College
56.43 miles away
National Park College
65.03 miles away
Northwest Louisiana Technical College
78.78 miles away
Texarkana College
79.3 miles away
Pulaski Technical College
83.08 miles away
Bossier Parish Community College
92.46 miles away
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
98.7 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1980 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$10,202
30k to 48k$10,997
48k to 75k$10,312
75k to 110k$13,565
Over 110k--
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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 $108.00 $156.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
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
Southern Arkansas University Tech
6415 Spellman Road
Camden, AR 71701

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