Arkansas State University—​Jonesboro

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#41 Overall Score: 78 Best Online Education Programs

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Graduate Education Program Overview

Arkansas State University--Jonesboro offers a number of graduate and postgraduate degree programs geared toward practicing educators. ASU is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the school's online graduate education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, one of the two accrediting bodies recognized by the Department of Education. Prospective students are advised to research their home state's requirements to confirm that ASU's online graduate education programs can be used to obtain a teaching license.

Nearly 10 graduate education degree programs are offered through ASU online, including master's degrees in educational theory and practice, curriculum and instruction and special education. ASU also offers a postgraduate education specialist degree in educational leadership. Courses at ASU are taught in seven-week terms and most degree programs can be completed in about 18 to 20 months. While most course work can be completed entirely online, some programs may require students to complete field-based experiences.

Prospective graduate education students must possess a valid teaching certificate and have a bachelor's or master's degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, among other requirements. Online students at ASU have access to 24/7 tech support, academic advising and an electronic library.

Arkansas State University--Jonesboro is a public institution. One hundred percent of students are already employed when they first enroll. The application deadline for online education degree programs at Arkansas State University--Jonesboro is rolling.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 2007-2008
Total enrollment 3,407
2013-2014 Tuition (per credit) $238 (in-state)
$238 (out-of-state)
Application deadline rolling
Admissions URL http://degree.astate.edu/searchPrograms.aspx
Admissions e-mail swess@astate.edu

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U.S. News Rankings

Student Engagement rank 38
Student Engagement score 80
Faculty Credentials and Training rank 76
Faculty Credentials and Training score 75
Student Services and Technology rank 173
Student Services and Technology score 33
Admissions Selectivity rank 34
Admissions Selectivity score 58
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.7

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Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Admissions website http://degree.astate.edu/searchPrograms.aspx
Director of admissions Shannon Wess
Admissions phone (870) 972-2920
Admissions email swess@astate.edu

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Academics

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 13 full-time
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 12
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track N/A
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track N/A
Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Classes include campus-based students No
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Student Body

Enrollment 3,407
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Technology & Support

Instructor response expected within (hours) N/A
24-7 live tech support Yes

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Paying for School

Part-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $238
Part-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $238
Full-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $238
Full-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $238

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