Arkansas State University, Arkansas State University (also known as ASU, ASTATE or “stAte”) is a public university and is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System, the state’s second largest college system and second largest university by enrollment. It is located atop 800 acres (3.2 km2) on Crowley’s Ridge at Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA. The university marked its centennial year in 2009.
Master’s degree graduate programs were initiated in 1955, and ASU began offering its first doctoral degree, in educational leadership, in the fall of 1992. A second doctoral program, in environmental science, was begun in the fall of 1997, and the doctoral program in heritage studies began in the fall of 2001. The doctoral program in the biomedical sciences kicked off in fall 2006.
Today, the institution has more than 55,000 alumni. Programs at the specialist’s, master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degree levels are available through the various colleges: Agriculture, Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Nursing and Health Professions, Sciences and Mathematics, and University College.