Southern Arkansas University Tech
Camden, AR 71701
Southern Arkansas University Tech is one of the 22 public 2-year colleges in Arkansas. Its campus is small in size and located in the rural town of Camden. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.
Every year 52% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
SAU Tech's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $3,240, and fees were $1,570. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,680 and $1,570 respectively.
|Campus LocaleDistant Rural|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
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.
- A high school diploma or equivalent GED
- Official copy of college(s) transcripts (if applicable)
- Immunizations Record, with proof of 2 measles & 1 rubella shot or 2 MMR shots.
- ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, or SAT scores
- 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 (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||2||26|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1980 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$108/credit|
|In State Students||$108/credit|
|Out of State Students||$156/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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, 91% of Southern Arkansas University Tech'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||23%||$1,721|
|State Grant & Scholarships||34%||$1,927|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||45%||$3,099|
|Federal Student Loans||35%||$4,387|
$12,609Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$9,680|
|$30,001 to $48,000$10,231|
|$48,001 to $75,000$11,808|
|$75,001 to $110,000$12,844|
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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.