• Address: 100 E. University, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753

  • Phone Number: (870) 235-4000

  • Website: https://web.saumag.edu/

About

Southern Arkansas University is a public institute which 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.

  • Southern Arkansas University acceptance rate is 69%.

  • 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.

  • Southern Arkansas University address is 100 E. University, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753.

Southern Arkansas University Online

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.

  • Southern Arkansas University (SAU) Blackboard is the online learning management system adapted to deliver the online programs with high flexibility and accessibility required for an online program.

  • There are many online resources provided in addition to allow the online learning students to get the same comfort of on-campus learners. The online assistance team strives to solve any issues faced by the students in accessing the portals. 


Southern Arkansas University College and Schools

College of Education

David F. Rankin College of Business

College of Liberal and Performing Arts

College of Science and Engineering

Honors College

School of Graduate Studies


Southern Arkansas University 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.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Magnolia, Arkansas

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001107

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Institutional Accreditation

HLC

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Programmatic Accreditation

AACSB, CAEP, NCATE, ACEN

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://web.saumag.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The institutional accreditation for Southern Arkansas University is provided by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The programmatic accreditations are as follows.

  • Education programs have been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

  • Nursing programs have been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

  • Business Management programs have been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). 

Campus Life

The Office of Student Life is committed to developing a campus atmosphere that encourages education, community building, management, service, and excellence. It frequently implements changes according to the feedback and suggestions from the student body. There are many facilities and services provided for the satisfaction of the diverse student population.

Southern Arkansas University Athletics - Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Rodeo, Tennis, track, and field events are the major sports played by Mulerider Athletics team. The facilities provided by the department includes Wilkins Stadium, Walker Stadium, Dawson Field At The Mulerider Softball Complex, Mulerider Track Complex, Ribble Strength Center, W.t. Watson Center and many more.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 17: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 66 % Part Time: 64 %
Total Population 4,771
Student Population Full Time: 3,439 Part Time: 1,332
Gender Division Male: 52 % Female: 48 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 26 %

The College Monk

Female: 43 %

Total Graduation Rate: 35 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Southern Arkansas University offers 24 online programs across 7 Majors

Business Management

Offering 6 programs accross 2 degrees

Education

Offering 10 programs accross 2 degrees

Nursing

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Agriculture

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Psychology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Exercise Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Southern Arkansas University Acceptance Rate is 69%

Application Fee
Graduate Application Fee $25

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 3,460
Total Applicants Admitted 2,392
Applicants Enrolled 854
Full time Applicants Enrolled 846
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 8
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Southern Arkansas University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 25
Number of students submitting ACT scores 829
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 3%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 97%
SAT Math 465 average 390 - 540 range
SAT Critical Reading 480 average 420 - 540 range
ACT Composite 21 average 18 - 24 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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. Southern Arkansas University 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. 

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,648 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,714 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,282 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,282 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,282 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Presidential Scholarship $6,285 Has been named a National Merit or ACT score of 30. March 1st, 2019
Blue and Gold Scholarship $6,285 Composite ACT score of 24-26. March 1st, 2019
Leadership Incentive Award $6,285 3.25 GPA, 20-23 Composite ACT March 1st, 2019
Achievement Award $6,285 Composite ACT score of 21-23. March 1st, 2019

Data Source: https://web.saumag.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $5,493 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. Varies

Data Source: https://web.saumag.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $10,210
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,991
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,510
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,165
Over $110,000 $15,697

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 50% $4,519
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 97% $8,865
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 61% $4,680
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 80% $5,649
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 54% $5,262
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 53% $5,227
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 11,428
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 46 $5,540
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 44 $5,715
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 2 $1,710

Data Source: https://web.saumag.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

Magale Library supports the mission of the university by giving opportunities for mental growth, personal improvement, skill advancement, and essential career development. There are many services and facilities provided by the department which includes Computers, Study Rooms, Copying, Printing, Interlibrary Loan Service, Reserves and many more. The e-library is accessible 24/7 and it has a user-friendly interface.

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 'Best Online MBA Program'.

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

FAQ's

  Does Southern Arkansas University offer online programs?

Yes, the University offers 24 online programs across 7 majors.

  What are the majors offered by the University?

The majors offered by the University are Business Management, Education, Nursing, Agriculture, Computer Science, Psychology, and Exercise Science.

  Is Southern Arkansas University accredited?

Yes, The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  Are the online programs accredited?

Yes, The online programs are accredited.

  What is the federal school code?

The FAFSA/federal school code is 001107.

  How much does the Southern Arkansas University tuition cost?

The average tuition of the university for an Undergraduate degree is $228 per credit hours and $285 per credit hours for a graduate degree.

  Does the Unversity offer computer science programs?

Yes, the University offers 4 programs under computer science.

  Does Southern Arkansas University offer nursing programs?

Yes, the University offers 1 Nursing program.

  SAU is what division university?

SAU is a member of NCAA Division II level.

  Are there any graduate scholarships?

There are several scholarships that a graduate students are eligible to receive.

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