PO Box 1000, Beebe, Arkansas 72012
Beebe, Arkansas, 72012
Accrediting Agency:North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Arkansas State University-Beebe is a two-year, public institution and one of four major campuses in the Arkansas State University System. Along with its main campus in Beebe, Ark., ASU-Beebe offers classes at satellite campuses in Searcy, Heber Springs, and Little Rock Air Force Base, where it serves both military and civilian personnel. Founded in 1927, ASU-Beebe is the oldest two-year institution in Arkansas, and joined the ASU System in 1955. While ASU-Beebe only offers associate degrees and certificate programs, a select number of bachelor’s and master’s degrees available through ASU-Jonesboro can be completed at the ASU-Beebe campus. Aside from offering high-quality traditional degree programs, including Arkansas’ only veterinary technician program, ASU-Beebe also offers online education, which has been available through the university since 1999.
Arkansas State University-Beebe offers a wide variety of associate degrees, certificates of proficiency, and technical certificates. These programs are available in areas of business and agriculture, education and social science, English and fine arts, mathematics and science, computer aided drafting and design (CADD), computer systems and networking technology, and occupational technology. Notable programs include the veterinary technician program, pharmacy technician program, and the John Deere Ag Tech Program, which is the only one in the state and one of only 21 such programs in the nation. In addition, ASU-Beebe offers adult education programs to help students earn a GED. Students who need added flexibility in their studies may enroll in programs though ASU-Beebe’s online college, which delivers courses through the Blackboard and Web CT learning management systems. Students may complete degrees fully online, in an Internet-assisted format (for courses that have required labs), or with a combination of online and traditional classes.
Arkansas State University-Beebe has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, since 1971, according to College Navigator.
Arkansas State University-Beebe has an open admissions policy. First-time freshmen must submit a completed application, submit scores from a university-approved placement exam (such as the ACT or COMPASS), submit an official high school transcript or GED, and submit proof of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations, according to the university website. Transfer students follow a similar process, only they must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and may not need to submit a high school transcript if they have completed enough college hours. International applicants must submit a completed application, high school or college transcript translated into English, TOEFL scores, a formal letter promising that the student will pay all required tuition and fees, a bank statement, and proof of medical insurance, shot records, and TB skin test, according to the ASU-Beebe admissions website.