About Arkansas: Arkansas is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Arkansas shares a border with six states, with its eastern border largely defined by the Mississippi River. Its diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozarks and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, located in the central portion of the state.
The name Arkansas derives from the same root as the name for the State of Kansas. The Kansas tribe of American Indians are closely associated with the Sioux tribes. The word is a French pronunciation of a Quapaw (a related "Kaw" tribe) word meaning "land of downriver people" or "people of the south wind". The pronunciation of Arkansas was made official by an act of the state legislature in 1881 after a dispute between the two U.S. Senators from Arkansas.
Arkansas State University at Jonesboro:
Arkansas State University (also known as ASU, ASTATE or "stAte") is a public university and is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System, the state's second largest college system and fourth largest university by enrollment. It is located atop 800 acres (3.2 km2) on Crowley's Ridge at Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA. The university will mark its centennial year in 2009.
ASU was founded in Jonesboro in 1909 by the Arkansas Legislature as a regional agricultural training school. It began offering a two-year college program in 1918, then became First District Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1925. A four-year degree program was begun in 1930, then A & M College became Arkansas State College in 1933. The Arkansas Legislature elevated the college to university status and changed the name to "Arkansas State University" in 1967.
Arkansas Tech University at Russellville:
Arkansas Tech University, a state-supported institution of higher education, is dedicated to nurturing scholastic development, integrity, and professionalism. The University offers a wide range of traditional and innovative programs which provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community of learners.
Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech University is rich in history and is now one of the fastest growing universities in the state. Tech is a great university in a great location.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock:
As Arkansas’ premier metropolitan university, UALR is committed to responding to the needs of the community by creating active links between the campus, community, and commerce. UALR serves a different kind of student – about half are balancing families, careers, and school. The University is also able to put its students in close contact with the state’s most influential leaders in government, business, industry, medicine, and information technology because of its location in Arkansas’ capital city.
At 82 years old, UALR is still a vibrant and influential place in Arkansas' capital city.
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville:
Students at the University of Arkansas engage in research, invention and development - even the undergraduate students - and so could you. The university has more than 200 programs of study, from history to engineering, from drama to geosciences, from accounting to logistics, from animal science to landscape architecture, and everything in between. More than a fourth of our students take classes abroad during their college career, but they call the University of Arkansas home.
On campus, residential halls provide a warm home away from home, and the Arkansas Union gives all students social opportunities to meet outside the classroom. You can also exercise with friends at the campus fitness center, on the indoor climbing walls or in the Olympic-size pool. And the Ozark National Forest and the Buffalo National River are a stone's throw away.
Professors at the University of Arkansas explore life on Mars, imagine new ways of expressing art, and challenge the old methods of health care, education, commerce, and agriculture. When Bill and Hillary Clinton taught law at the university, they weren't yet known on the national stage, but they had a contagious energy and passion that spread to their students. Today, professors with the same drive and spirit are teaching courses at the University of Arkansas and inspiring students like you to change the world.
University of Arkansas graduates are the chief executive officers of national and international companies. They win national and international awards for their creative writing. They nurse the current generation and teach the next. If your goals have more personal meaning -- perhaps you want to bring clean drinking water to the forests of South America or deter genocide in sub-Saharan Africa -- you'll find professors at the University of Arkansas who are experts in those fields and can show you how. You can set any goal at the University of Arkansas and achieve it. The learning requires discipline, desire and inspiration, but that's what our professors bring to the table.