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Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University, established in 1909, is a comprehensive regional university and located in Russellville, Arkansas.  Arkansas Tech is rich in history and now is one of the fastest growing universities in the U.S. 

As a state-supported institution of higher education, Arkansas Tech University is dedicated to nurturing scholastic development, integrity, and professionalism.  The university offers over 140 graduate and undergraduate programs of study and has more than 400 faculty members.  It also has a satellite campus in Ozark, primarily focusing on associate and certificate education.  The student-faculty ratio at Arkansas Tech University is about 20:1.  The most popular majors include Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Business Administration and Management, and Psychology.  They provide hands-on learning in classrooms and laboratories, and internships designed to give students the real-world experience.

Arkansas Tech University has several resources which lend themselves to serving the cultural and recreational needs of the University and surrounding community.  For example, The John E. Tucker Coliseum complements the instructional program by providing a modern setting for concerts, conventions, and sporting events.  The Witherspoon Arts and Humanities Building has a modern auditorium with a seating capacity of 742.  The Arkansas Tech Museum, located in the Techionery Building, contains exhibits on archeology and early history of western Arkansas; museum lectures and events address cultural needs on the campus and in the community, and offer opportunities for students in the Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Department to become involved in interpretive activities.

With the students from 41 states and 38 countries, Arkansas Tech University provides a campus small enough for individual attention, yet large enough for a quality education!

Ranking Reference

  • US News & World Report: 2014 Regional Tier 2
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) Accredited
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited
  • Ranked by Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For

About the City

Russellville is nestled in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley, between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, and about an hour away from the capital city, Little Rock.  With four State parks, Lake Dardanelle, Mount Nebo, Mount magazine and Petit jean, Russellville provides various outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting etc.  Russellville has a diverse manufacturing base and is home to ten divisions of Fortune 500 companies, including Arkansas corporations such as Tyson Foods, Inc, and Innovation Industries Elevator Signal Fixtures. Forty-eight manufacturing plants employ more than 8,300 people!

Moreover, while enjoying its local music, art scene, and historic downtown area, people will also find the new business and industry throughout Russellville.  Shopping and entertainment abound with quaint shops and retail outlets sprinkled all around town!

 

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