Welcome to Arkansas State University!

The memorial arch on the A-State campus

The Next Leader of the Pack

Arkansas State University, founded in 1909 by the Arkansas General Assembly, aspires to be an academic leader recognized for innovation and quality in teaching and learning, international standing in strategic research areas, and commitment to outreach and service.

Dedicated to teaching, research and service

Today, the institution has more than 100,000 alumni and meets the needs of individuals and communities at all points along the educational continuum.

Innovative Partnerships


Serving the needs of the greater Mid-South and Delta regions, Arkansas State’s partnerships impact the area and now host the first osteopathic medical institution, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State, only the second medical school in the state.

A-State: Campus Querétaro

Providing a global outlook to graduates, Arkansas State’s public-private partnership with Arkansas State University Campus Querétaro has resulted in the creation of the first American-style residential campus in Mexico.

A-State Campus Queretaro
A-State Mission

Arkansas State educates leaders, enhances intellectual growth, and enriches lives.

Institutional Profile

Heritage Lawn Plaza

Arkansas State is the second-largest university in the state. A Carnegie R2 university, A-State hosts the first osteopathic medical school in Arkansas and opened the first U.S.-style residential campus in Mexico in 2017. It is located on Crowley’s Ridge in Jonesboro, the largest city in eastern Arkansas and the economic hub of the region.

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