Arkansas State University
The second largest university in the state, Arkansas State experienced an 82 percent increase in Honors College enrollment during the past five years as more and more high-achieving students who have been accepted into multiple colleges choose to attend A-State.
According to a 2014 article on Forbes.com, there will soon be a shortage of pilots and aviation mechanics, and several colleges across the state offer training programs that allow students to take advantage of the career opportunities ahead in the aviation industry.
Strengthening Arkansas Tech University
When Arkansas Tech University inaugurated Dr. Robin E. Bowen as its 12th president in April 2015, she outlined four areas of emphasis for her presidency.
Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts:
Whatever the gauge for the state’s best and brightest students, whether it’s the list of the Times’ Academic All-Stars or National Merit Finalists, it seems that the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts (ASMSA) is always well-represented.
In Demand Careers
Health care professions are in high demand at Arkansas State University, which produces more nurses than any other university in the region. Another growing health care field is occupational therapy, and A-State has added a doctorate in occupational therapy to fulfill increasing need.
What’s New on Campus
It’s an exciting time for students of ASU-Beebe! The university has just launched its new branding with official new colors of blue and gray with red accents and a new logo.
Two-Year and Community College Update
In July, Mid-South Community College officially became Arkansas State University Mid-South and the newest member of the ASU System. Dr. Debra West, who replaced outgoing president Glen Fenter, was named chancellor of ASU Mid-South and took office Aug. 1.
A family first
Being the first person in the family to attend and graduate college presents its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. Students share their experiences and advice to others who will be the first in their families to go to college.
Tuition, room and board fees, the cost of books – the expenses add up quickly, and how much it costs to attend a certain school can have as much influence on your decision to go as your choice of major. Fortunately there are several ways to help you pay for college, although the process involves its own set of applications. But with a little perseverance and a lot of research, you should be able to fund your education through grants, scholarships or loans.
Location, Location, Location
College life isn’t just about what happens in the classroom or on campus – the cities and towns where these schools are located offer opportunities to enjoy great restaurants, lively festivals, amazing scenery or a variety of art and performances. We’ve got the inside information on a few of the towns around the state that are home to higher education.
Safety on Campus
Philander Smith College recently hired Anita Phillips, a 14-year veteran college police chief, as its new chief of security. Phillips has developed and implemented procedures to enhance safety and security, including increased campus lighting, hiring more security staff, an anonymous tip line, and regular safety seminars.
The ABCs of ACTs and SATs
Long before college applications are filled out and campuses are toured, high school students will take at least one college-level admissions test.