Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

100 E. University, Magnolia, AR, 71753

(870) 235-4000 


The mission of Southern Arkansas University is to educate students for productive and fulfilling lives in a global environment by providing opportunities for intellectual growth, individual enrichment, skill development, and meaningful career preparation. The University believes in the worth of the individual and accepts its responsibility for developing in its students those values and competencies essential for effective citizenship in an ever-changing, free, and democratic society. Further, the University encourages and supports excellence in teaching, scholarly and creative endeavors, and service.

Public, 4-year or above 


Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2012 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
In District $7,146 $6,786 $6,426
In State $7,146 $6,786 $6,426
Out of State $10,176 $9,666 $9,186
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,000
On Campus      
Room and Board $5,570 $5,400 $5,270
Other Expenses $4,332 $4,332 $4,134
Off Campus      
Room and Board $6,132 $5,962 $5,962
Other Expenses $5,756 $5,756 $5,406
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses $4,908 $4,908 $4,558

Major NCAA Programs

Sport Conference
Cross Country/Track

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
62.0% $4,465
State/Local Grant
50.0% $4,165
Institutional Grants
74.0% $5,540
Loans 47.0% $4,851
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.

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