Arkansas Tech University Profile

Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech University is one of the most successful and fastest growing institutions located in Russellville, Arkansas. It offers a wide range of educational programs including Pre-Professional Programs, Associate Degrees, Bachelor Degrees, Master Degrees, Teacher Licensure, Technical Certificates, and Tech Ozark Campus Technical Certificates. It is one of the IELTS accepting universities in the US.

The university has 7 academic schools:
- Business
- Community Education and Professional Development
- Education
- Graduate School
- Liberal and Fine Arts
- Physical and Life Sciences

The Graduate School offers a number of graduate degrees including Master of Science, Master of Education, Master of Science in Education, Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Arts, and the Education Specialist.

Accreditations and Rankings:

- Placed at Tier 4 in the Universities-Master's-South rankings (US News Best Colleges 2010).

- Average freshmen ACT scores rank above national and state averages for the 13th consecutive year.

- Graduation and retention rates are among the highest in the state.

- The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

- The School of Business baccalaureate program is accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than a third of the business schools in the nation have achieved this accreditation. The School of Business has the following departments: Accounting, Business Education, Economics and Finance, Management and Marketing.

- The bachelor of science in nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

- The Health Information Management and Medical Assisting programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The College of Natural and Health Sciences consists of the following departments: Physical Science, Biological Science, and Nursing.

- The teacher licensure programs are approved by the Arkansas Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

- The Tech Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

- The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

- The Recreation and Park Administration program is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Administration Council on Accreditation.

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