Welcome to Arkansas State University!

About Jonesboro

Jonesboro is the regional hub of Northeast Arkansas for healthcare, entertainment, business, and industry.  It is the 5th largest city in Arkansas, with a population of over 68,000.  Our Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is over 123,000.

Downtown JonesboroJonesboro sits astride Crowley's Ridge, a narrow, low-lying ridge created by the great earthquake of 1812. The landscape ranges from farmland to rolling hills. History tells the story of strong, proud founders who have worked since 1859 to create this thriving city.

Jonesboro is centrally located with easy access to other major markets, including:

  • Memphis, TN: 1 hour
  • Little Rock, AR: 2 hours
  • St. Louis, MO: 4 hours 
  • Nashville, TN: 4 hours

Exciting Growth & Southern Hospitality


Residents and visitors alike enjoy a host of recreational, cultural and educational amenities. Jonesboro's residents show great pride in their community, an excellent place to raise a family, work or play. Jonesboro has shopping available to fit every need, and downtown Jonesboro is filled with lively restaurants, colorful shops and thriving businesses. Jonesboro offers limitless opportunities for recreation and leisure. Whether it's the city parks, organized sports programs or private athletic facilities, there is something for everyone to enjoy.