Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Why A-State Online?


A-State started offering classes online in 2008. At the time, taking university courses online and earning a degree were still relatively new concepts. Today, you can earn your degree online from countless sources.

So what makes A-State Online different?

Nationally Recognized University

A-State Online is the online campus of Arkansas State University. Grounded in a tradition of quality since 1909, a degree from Arkansas State University means something. Arkansas State University is a nationally recognized institution, with a large alumni network across the nation.

Academically Rigorous, Accredited Programs

Our online courses are the same courses that we offer on campus. Therefore, your diploma will look no different from those earned by students on our physical campus. It will not differentiate the method of delivery or state that your degree was earned online.

Accrediting organizations set the academic standards by which their member institutions must comply. This quality assurance process is performed by private membership associations. Arkansas State University is accredited by the regional institutional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission, Chicago, IL.

Individual programs are accredited by specialized accrediting agencies for the respective programs. Many of our individual programs have additional accreditations through governing bodies in those particular fields of study.

Career-Enhancing Programs

Choose from more than 35 of the most in-demand degree and certificate programs in education, business, engineering, technology, health care, and more.

No matter which program you select, you will find:

  • a career-focused curriculum built on the latest industry trends
  • courses taught by highly respected faculty members, experts in their fields
  • an engaged and diverse network of peers

Online Delivery Experience

Since 2008, students like you have been able to complete an Arkansas State University education without traveling to a physical campus. Over the years, distance education options have evolved to include technology-enhanced learning experiences. As a pioneer in online learning, A-State has significant experience in teaching and understanding the needs of students learning at a distance.

You will experience courses that are:

  • Designed around best practices in online delivery
  • Taught by faculty with experience teaching in an online environment
  • Created using technology to support learning outcomes, not just for convenience