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Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University has partnered with the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) to bring an osteopathic medical school to Arkansas, and the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently granted NYIT certification for the school on A-State’s campus. >> READ MORE

In Demand Careers

Arkansas State University

With the growing complexity in health care, there’s a high demand for nurses with graduate degrees. At Arkansas State University, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is an online program that includes an on-campus immersion experience prior to the start of each semester. The DNP program is offered as a post-master’s nursing degree, and applicants are required to have a current advanced practice nursing license (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist). The practice-focused doctoral program prepares nursing leaders for the highest level of clinical nursing practice beyond the initial and master’s preparation in the discipline. >> READ MORE

The Case For An Associate’s Degree

Arkansas higher education leaders are searching for approximately 6,000 Arkansans who have earned or almost earned their associate’s degree and don’t know it. >> READ MORE

New Construction on Campus

Arkansas State University

Construction is on the multi-use Student Activity Center (SAC) at Arkansas State University is wrapping up and the $11 million building and relocated soccer complex is expected to be open at mid-semester. Located on the northeast corner of campus near Centennial Bank Stadium, the approximately 78,000 square-foot building provides a new venue for multiple programs across the university and will be used by students, athletics programs and the community.>> READ MORE

What's New

Arkansas Tech University

The study and practice of theatre at Arkansas Tech University has a refurbished home that provides the safest and most effective learning environment in the history of the program. >> READ MORE

Two Year College Update

Pulaski Technical College

Pulaski Technical College is not only the state’s largest two-year college, it is also a vital partner in the economic health of central Arkansas. Through university-transfer curriculum, workforce training, and economic development initiatives in business and industry, Pulaski Tech’s influence is felt throughout our community. >> READ MORE

Alternative options for your college fund

While banks no longer offer federally backed student loans, private loans are still available, such as those offered by Arkansas Federal Credit Union (AFCU). For undergraduate students, AFCU’s Student Choice Loan covers the cost of an education without charging high interest rates, says Jason Goodwin, AFCU loan underwriting manager. >> READ MORE

Financial Aid

East Arkansas Community College

The East Arkansas Community College (EACC) Foundation offers students the opportunity to apply for a host of academic scholarships available through the EACC Financial Aid Offices.  >> READ MORE

Campus Safety

Colleges and universities across the state work hard to create communities on their respective campuses that foster learning and life-long relationships among students, faculty and staff. And while campus life may seem idyllic, administrators must identify and mitigate potential threats, whether it is petty property crimes or major incidents such as a mass shooting. >> READ MORE


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