Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

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What does it mean to be first?

At Arkansas Tech University, being first is about forging a personalized path to academic and personal achievement with the support of faculty and staff who make student access and success their #1 priority. Personalized academic coaching allows ATU faculty and staff to connect with and understand new students as individuals from the very beginning. You’ll be placed on a path to success by trained experts who will listen to your goals and translate them into an action plan designed specifically for your desired career track.

Every time we respond to an email after hours; every time we provide you with one-on-one mentoring; every time we create an unforgettable academic experience, we’re making an investment in you. There’s a reason we’re recruiting you to ATU—we see the potential you have to earn your degree, achieve your career goals, make our communities stronger, and contribute to a brighter future for us all. Together, we’ll explore the limits of your potential and produce the best possible version of you.

Your ATU journey will be enhanced by our drive to constantly improve students’ access to technology. Our resources and expertise provide high-quality programs regardless of physical location. Due to our extensive connections with businesses and industries and our more than 50,000 living alumni, Arkansas Tech has earned a reputation for producing people with grit. When you connect with the Norman Career Services office, you’ll take the next step in applying your determination to gain an upper hand in the competitive job market. Let’s work together to help you earn the biggest win of your life.



Ranked #1 in Arkansas on the Social Mobility Index for seven consecutive years | CollegeNET


The NCAA Division II national leader in community service for two consecutive years


Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree ranked the #1 program in Arkansas and among the top 40 programs nationally |


Named the statewide leader and ranked among the top 50 public schools nationally for helping students fund their educations | LendEDU


Russellville is a town known for its work-life balance, and Arkansas Tech University reflects the local attitude: We work hard. We play hard. And we know how to chill.

2,000 shade trees perfect for hammocking between classes

150+ miles of trails & waterways to explore with free outdoor rec equipment

1,500 annual student & intramural sporting events


With enrollment of over 10,000 students, Arkansas Tech University is now the third largest institution of higher learning in the state. Despite our phenomenal growth we know it’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the fight in the dog that counts. Like our beloved Jerry the Bulldog, tenacity and grit are part of our DNA.

Determination has guided ATU faculty and staff in their design of an institution geared toward academic excellence. With a student/instructor ratio of 18 to 1, free tutoring, one-on-one academic coaching, developing a customized strategy for student success and an academic advising center, our students are never just a number. 

At ATU, we're a family and we help each other succeed.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The atmosphere of Arkansas Tech is incredible. The people are inspiration; professors truly care about the success of their students; students support one another in all activities; and the community is outpouring of their resources to make Arkansas Tech feel like home.”

    • Aubrey Reed ’21
  • “My favorite thing about ATU are the friends I’ve made who’ve become my family! I also love the endless opportunities ATU provides every one of us; we just have to be brave enough to take them!”

    • Dakota Mooney ’21
  • “I love that Tech offers so many opportunities to grow inside and outside the classroom, It’s like a real-life ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ book!”

    • Glendon VanSandt ’21