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Arkansas State University - Newport is a public institution situated in Newport, Arkansas. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of ASUN.

767 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,304 Avg In-State Tuition

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Arkansas State University - Newport Rankings

ASUN is ranked #3 out of 30 schools in Arkansas.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at ASUN.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Ground Transportation Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Electrical & Power Installation Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Transportation & Materials Moving Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Ground Transportation Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Transportation & Materials Moving Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Electrical & Power Installation Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Arkansas State University - Newport?


Contact details for ASUN are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7648 Victory Blvd, Newport, AR 72112
Phone: 870-512-7800

Can I Afford ASUN?

$2,304 In-State Tuition
16% Take Out Loans
12.6% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time ASUN students paid $96 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $157 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $2,304 $3,768
Fees $552 $552
Books and Supplies $548 $548

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At ASUN, approximately 16% of students took out student loans averaging $4,240 a year. That adds up to $16,960 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ASUN is 12.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Arkansas State University - Newport Undergraduate Student Diversity

767 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,941 undergraduate students at ASUN, with 767 being full-time and 1,174 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 767 full-time undergraduates at ASUN, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Arkansas State University - Newport students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 110
Hispanic or Latino 45
White 559
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 50

Over 3 countries are represented at ASUN. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Pakistan, Morocco, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Arkansas State University - Newport

745 Took All Classes Online
1,201 Took At Least One Class Online
16.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,201 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at ASUN has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of ASUN

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Arkansas State University - Newport was 16.7%. This is the #1,021 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ASUN regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Arkansas State University - Newport Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 48 0 84 132
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 127 0 0 127
Surgical Technology 0 17 29 46
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 42 42
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 29 2 6 37
Lineworker 0 0 26 26
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 14 6 4 24
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 22 0 0 22
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 14 0 2 16
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 0 16 16
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 3 7 5 15
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 10 0 4 14
Welding Technology/Welder 10 0 0 10
Aesthetician/Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist 8 0 0 8
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 6 0 0 6
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 5 0 1 6
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 0 0 2 2
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 0 2 2
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 2 0 0 2
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 0 0
Communications Systems Installation & Repair Technology 0 0 0 0
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, & Nail Instructor 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 298 32 223 553


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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