69%

Acceptance Rate

$8,977

Avg.Financial Aid

001107

FAFSA Code

About Southern Arkansas University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

4,472

Website

https://www.saumag.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Southern Arkansas University (SAU) is a public institute that was founded in 1909 as the Third District Agricultural School (TDAS). The mission is to make the students productive and a perfect fit for the global environment. It continues to grow with major updations in the buildings and facilities to accommodate more students and to satisfy the current student.

  • The total graduation rate is 35%.

  • The total student population is 4,771 which consists of 3,439 full-timers and 1,332 part-time students.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 17:1.

  • The average retention rate is 66% for full-timers and 64% for part-timers.


Online Education at SAU

The online courses meet a wide variety of requirements of the distance learners. There are many facilities provided to ensure the flexibility and accessibility expected for an online way of learning.

  • There are many online resources provided in addition to allow the online learning students to get the same comfort of on-campus learners.


Reviews

Some of the reviews given by the students are mentioned below.

  • The university gives the students a lot of experience which helps them in the future. Everything is helpful and available around the campus.

  • The academics are great with a moderate workload which helps to save a lot of time.

  • There are many facilities provided to make learning more convenient. Plenty of internship opportunities are available.

Location & Contact

Address

100 E. University

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8702354000
Fax: N/A
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Rankings

The rankings according to the U.S.News report are given below.

  • The university ranks between 107 to 141 in 'Regional Universities-South'.

  • It ranks 237th in 'Best Online Bachelor's Programs'.

  • It ranks between 205 to 267 in the 'Best Online MBA Program'.

  • It ranks between 224 to 291 in 'Best Online Graduate Education Programs'.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Aug

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

69%

SAT Range

1000 - 1220

ACT Range

19 - 24

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

It is quite an easy school with moderate chances to get admitted in, with the acceptance rate of 69%. Last year, over 69 applicants out of every 100 were admitted into the faculty. Academically it has an average requirement for admission test scores.

The SAT and ACT score is recommended for admission at SAU. The ACT score should be 19 or above. The average high school GPA requirement is 3.1 or above on a 4.0 scale for the admitted freshmen class.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$13,203

Average Annual Cost

$6,840

Books And Supplies

$1,600

Other Fees

$1,946

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$6,993

Budget For Other Expenses

$5,672

Total One Year Cost

$23,051

You might be thinking of  "How much does it take to attend the SAU?", So here is the answer to your query. The total cost to attend the University is $23,051 annually, it varies depending upon the program an applicant applies for, there are slight variations in the cost of attendance for various programs.

The Net-price to attend the university is $13,203, the average total cost for tuition is $6,840, books and supplies are $1,600, $6,993 for room and board, and $1,946 for other fees.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

17:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

65%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

33%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$110

Faculty Overview

53%

Male Professors

47%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

187 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

113 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

64 Graduates

Biology, General

40 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

35 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

30 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

25 Graduates

Physics

23 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

22 Graduates

Chemistry

20 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

19 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

18 Graduates

Psychology, General

17 Graduates

Social Work

16 Graduates

Political Science and Government

13 Graduates

Engineering, General

9 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

9 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

8 Graduates

Community Organization and Advocacy

8 Graduates

Journalism

8 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

7 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

7 Graduates

History

7 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, Other

5 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

4 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

2 Graduates

Mathematics

2 Graduates

Music

2 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

1 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,543

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

50%

Full-time

85%

Part-time

15%

Students Gender

Male

45%

US National: 44%

Female

55%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

67% White

0% Unknown

25% Black

4% Hispanic

0% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

28%

Out Of State

71%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$42,417 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$3,988/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,130/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,130/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Muleriders

School Colors

blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Great American Conference

Total Male Athletes

239

Total Female Athletes

118

Intramural Sports

11

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Rodeo

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Rodeo

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

No

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At SAUMC, $7,188 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at SAUMC costs around $3,130 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 44% male and 56% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$28,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$35,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$13,000

$26,423

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$135 - 274

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

97%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,977

Students Receiving Federal Grants

54%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,837

Students Receiving State Aid

53%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,154

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

82%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,619

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$9,754

$30K - $48K

$9,147

$48K - $75K

$8,241

$75K - $110K

$5,826

> $110K

$6,191

There are many financial assistance programs offered in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid assists students to explore the various possibilities of financial aids. The FAFSA form should be submitted as an initial step of the financial aid process. The federal school code is 001107.

  • The Federal-Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study, Direct Subsidized Loan, and Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

  • The Institutional Aid includes Presidential Scholarship, Blue and Gold Scholarship, Leadership Incentive Award, and Achievement Award

  • The Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill. 

The Percentage of Aid offered to the students per year at SAU per year is given below:

  • Around 97% of students receive Gift Aid for an average amount of $8,977.

  • A total of 54% of students receive Federal Grant Aid for an average amount of $4,837.

  • An average amount of $1,154 is offered as State Aid to 53% of students.

  • And 82% of students receive Institutional Aid for an average amount of $6,619.

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