Southern Arkansas University Tech, located in Camden, Arkansas, was founded in 1967 through the passage of an act of the Arkansas Legislature. The goal of the school is to provide technical education for a growing workforce. By 1975 the school was joined with Southern Arkansas University, providing associate level degrees to students. Currently the school maintains a two year curriculum and provides a variety of educational programs and options in order to allow for flexible scheduling and continued education.
Southern Arkansas University Tech offers a selection of programs that provide career training and workforce development opportunities. These programs assist in skill development and specialization in one's chosen field. Programs take approximately two years to complete and result in the issuance of an associate degree. Students wishing to transfer may do so through the pursuit of a general education degree, and will find transfer to Southern Arkansas University more easily than other schools.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
SAU Tech is an open admissions college that allows any student who completes the application for admission to enter. Students must supply previous transcripts and test scores, pay fees and take a placement exam prior to registration. Students should also participate in orientation and meet with a counselor to discuss program enrollment and curriculum. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and is awarded based on need. A student's need is determined through the completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the school to form an financial aid packet. The FAFSA must be submitted prior to each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,700. 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 estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,200-$3,900
- Out-of-State: $4,700-$5,616
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $110-$130 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $160-$190 per credit 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||94%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||91%||$4,291|
|Receiving Student Loans||18%||$3,395|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Southern Arkansas University Tech may offer student services like:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Southern Arkansas University Tech compared to community colleges in Arkansas, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|SAU Tech||Calhoun County||Arkansas|
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 Southern Arkansas University Tech 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
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Southern Arkansas University Tech.
- South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado, AR (33 miles away)
- University of Arkansas Community College - Hope in Hope, AR (35 miles away)
- College of the Ouachitas in Malvern, AR (51 miles away)
- National Park Community College in Hot Springs, AR (63 miles away)
- Southeast Arkansas College in Pine Bluff, AR (69 miles away)