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Arkansas State University



Arkansas State University (ASU) welcomes all international students and provides access to a high-quality education, at an affordable price, in a caring and supportive environment. You will find that international students are well received ASU and tend to do very well academically, socially, culturally and otherwise. ASU is a safe and fully accredited public institution of higher education with a wide array of academic programs designed to help its students prepare well for the rigors of a globally connected and highly competitive marketplace. Among other things, ASU is recognized as being in the top 10% of all academic institutions in the world and has a distinguished history dating back nearly 100 years.

The offer of Residence Life provides various types of on-campus housing options for international students that are diverse, safe and academically supportive. All housing options are located within walking distance to classes, computer labs, library, student union, student health center, student recreation center and dining facilities. Additionally, ASU offers an extended housing option for international students who would like to stay year-round during breaks and holidays. Housing costs include wireless and land Internet connections, washer, dryer, cable TV, telephone and kitchen-kitchenette facilities.

All new American and international freshmen are required to live on-campus during their first year. The First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) program provides year-long learning opportunities, activities, and support for first-year students. The purpose of FYRE is to welcome new students to a community of learners and to provide opportunities for faculty and students to interact in meaningful ways outside the classroom. First-year students are housed in areas designed specially for them.

City of Jonesboro

ASU is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas' fastest growing city with a population of over 60000 and the newest Metropolitan Statistical Area, which holds nearly every convenience of a big city and every comfort of a small town.

Jonesboro is the fifth largest city in Arkansas and the regional center for manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, education and trade. Compared to the rest of the country, Jonesboro's cost of living is 26.98% lower than the U.S. average. Jonesboro's industrial community includes plants of major firms including Nestle, Butterballl, Frito-Lay, Hytrol, Post Cereals, Riceland Foods, International Paper, Thomas&Betts, Great Dane Trailers, Quebecor World, Alberto-Culver, Nice-Pak and Nordex.

Jonesboro is only one hour away by automobile from Memphis and its international Airport. Little Rock, St. Louis, Nashville, Huntsville, and Jackson are within easy driving distances.

Why choose ASU

  • Internationally recognized public research institution with 20 different accreditations
  • More than 250 academic programs, concentrations, and options
  • More than 85% of faculty hold the highest academic degrees in their field
  • Cost of living is 27% less than the U.S. average
  • Academic and performance scholarship opportunities

Courses Available


  • Art
  • Art (BA) (emphasis on Studio Art)
  • Art (BFA) (emphasis on Graphic Design)
  • Art (BFA) (emphasis on Studio Art)
  • Communication Studies and Theatre
  • Digital Media and Design
  • English
  • English (BA)
  • English (BSE)
  • English (MA & MS)
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Journalism (emphasis on Public Relations)
  • Music (BA)
  • Music (emphasis in Composition)
  • Music Performance
  • Sport Management (emphasis in Media)
  • Sports Management (emphasis in Media)
  • Technology (emphasis in Computer Aided Drafting and Design)
  • Theatre Arts


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Technology
  • Business Technology (BSE)
  • Business Technology (emphasis in Computerized Accounting)
  • Business Technology (emphasis in Data Processing)
  • Business Technology (emphasis in Secretarial)
  • Finance (emphasis in Banking)
  • Finance (emphasis in Corporate Finance)
  • Finance (emphasis in Insurance)
  • Finance (emphasis in Real Estate)
  • International Business
  • Marketing (emphasis on Logistics)
  • Marketing (emphasis on Marketing Management)
  • Sport Management (emphasis in Business)
  • Sports Management (emphasis on Business)


  • Agriculture Education
  • Art (BFA) (emphasis on Art Education)
  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education (BSE)
  • Counselor Education
  • Education Theory and Practice
  • Educational Leadership
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education (BSE)
  • Physical Education (emphasis on Sports Management)
  • Physical Education (MS)
  • Technical and Vocational Education


  • Engineering (emphasis on Civil Engineering)
  • Engineering (emphasis on Electrical Engineering)
  • Engineering (emphasis on Mechanical Engineering)
  • Engineering Management Degree


  • Nursing
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Adminsitration
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology


  • Art (BA) (emphasis on Art History)
  • History
  • History (emhasis in Public History)
  • History (emphasis in Global History)
  • Management (emphasis on Human Resource Management)

Information Technology

  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Computer Applications
  • Information Systems in eCommerce
  • Technology (emphasis in Computer Systems)


  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology (BA)
  • Economics (BA - emphasis in Pre-Law)
  • Law Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Administration


  • Accountancy (MAcc)
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Digital Electronics Technology
  • Economics (BA)
  • Environmental
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Graphic Communications
  • Management
  • Management (emphasis in Logistics)
  • Mass Communications
  • Nurse Educator
  • Paramedics
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Public Administration
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Sociology
  • Sociology (BA)
  • Sociology (MA)
  • Technology
  • Technology (emphasis on Manufacturing-Industrial)
  • Technology (emphasis on Technical Studies)
  • Technology (emphasis on Technology Management )
  • Vocational-Technical Administration


  • Applied Science (emphasis in Food Technology)
  • Biological Sciences (emphasis in Biology)
  • Biological Sciences (emphasis on Environmental Biology)
  • Biological Sciences (emphasis on Pre-Professional Studies)
  • Biological Sciences (emphasis on Wildlife Ecology and Management)
  • Biological Sciences (emphasis on Zoology)
  • Biology
  • Biology (MSE)
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry (BA)
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Chemistry (BS) (emphasis in Environmental)
  • Chemistry (BS) (emphasis on Pre-Professional)
  • Chemistry (emphasis in Pre-Professional Studies)
  • Chemistry (MSE)
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science (BA)
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (BSE)
  • Mathematics (MS)
  • Mathematics (MSE)
  • Physics (BS)
  • Physics (BSE)
  • Political Science
  • Political Science (BA)
  • Social Science
  • Social Science (BSE)


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