Arkansas State University - Newport, located in Newport, Arkansas, was founded in 1976 and was originally known as White River Vocation Technical School. In 1992 the school merged with Arkansas State University - Beebe, forming ASU Beebe/Newport, a merge that lasted until 2000, when the Newport Campus became a separate institution. Today the school operates three campuses located in Newport, Jonesboro and Marked Tree. The school is a public two year institution and part of the Arkansas State University System, allowing for ease of transfer to Arkansas State University four year institutions if so desired.
ASU Newport provides students a large number of programs that can result in a certificate or degree. These programs allow students to choose the technical or academic tract that best matches one's future plans and goals. Technical programs provide students training in the skills and abilities in a given field of study necessary to enter the workforce as a professional. Programs take between one and two years to complete and prepare individuals for work at the entry level. Academic transfer programs facilitate transfer to a four year university by completing the first two years of a four year education. Once completed the student is free to apply to their desired school or schools, followed by the completion of the final two years of a bachelor's degree.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
ASU Newport is an open enrollment institution, and as such any students that completes the application for admission and provides their transcripts and test scores will be admitted to the school. It is also recommended that students meet with a counselor to plan their curriculum and participate in orientation to introduce them to campus life prior to registration. Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants. Students in need of assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will be used to determine aid program eligibility and monetary awards.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $2,200-$2,600
- Out-of-State: $3,600-$4,291
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $91-$110 per unit
- Out-of-State: $150-$180 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||95%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||94%||$4,644|
|Receiving Student Loans||18%||$4,079|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Arkansas State University – Newport may offer student services like:
- Online classes
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Arkansas State University – Newport by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Arkansas State University – Newport.
- University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville in Batesville, AR (25 miles away)
- Black River Technical College in Pocahontas, AR (45 miles away)
- East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City, AR (48 miles away)
- Ozarka College in Melbourne, AR (49 miles away)
- Arkansas State University - Beebe in Beebe, AR (56 miles away)