Arkansas State University Reviews

  • 26 Reviews
  • Jonesboro (AR)
  • Annual Tuition: $13,312
92% of 26 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 26 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Kelsey Lynch
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2019
  • Degree: Education
"I could not have enjoyed my time at Arkansas State University more. The faculty was incredibly supportive as I achieved my Master's degree in Education. I took my courses online and felt that the ease of completing my master's on my own time made it a wonderful experience. In addition, the courses were organized well. Each professor made it easy to find what materials and books would be needed for each course I took and completed. Blackboard was simple to navigate and I found discussion boards to be simple to navigate as well. If I ever had any questions, both the professors and academic assistants were always reachable by email and responded quickly and efficiently. Also, any phone call I had with Arkansas State University was pleasant as well. I spoke with academic advisors frequently and I was always assisted and my questions were answered. I highly recommend this institution if you are considering pursuing a degree."
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2019
  • Degree: MBA in Finance
"Quick Summary: The affordable pricing and accreditation are not worth the lack of structure and accountability. This review is based on 3 online classes, 1 of which I ended up dropping halfway through the semester. 2 of the classes (Survey of Business Law and Survey of Operations Management) were prerequisites for the actual MBA program while 1 was an actual MBA class. I will break down the 3 classes below. Survey of Law - This class was the only one that felt organized. The professor's videos were helpful, the textbook was clear, and the exams and assignment were fair. Final grade: B Survey of Operations Management - This class was essentially self-taught. The online assignments and textbook were enough to pass the quizzes and exams. The online videos were useless. In fact, they were a waste of time and complicated the material more than necessary. Final grade: B Financial Statement Analysis - I was excited to take this class. It was going to be my first master's class of the program. The professor's recorded lecture lacked any structure, his weekly assignments and group projects felt more like busy work than actual learning. The breaking point was the second quiz I took. Basically, the questions were pulled from a larger bank of questions. Some of these questions referenced particular charts and tables. However, there were NO available charts and tables to answer the questions. Ex: Please refer to chart 7d and determine the operational activities effect on cash flows. There was no possible way of answering this question since the chart was never provided. If it was one random question it would have been frustrating but acceptable. The issue was that several questions were listed in this manner. The combination of the lectures, quizzes, and assignments made it an easy decision to drop this class before the halfway point. I was looking for an affordable and accredited MBA program. It did not have to be one the big name schools but I did want a decent program. Look elsewhere because this is an unbelievable waste of time and money. Undergrad GPA: 3.6 GMAT: 640"
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2019
"I would not recommend doing any online courses or degree through Arkansas State University. The price is good sure but they are so disorganized and I ask questions about my program and my adviser and student coordinator don't know answers. The online courses have over 5oo students in them so you just feel like a number. Also, the instructor doesn't even grade your assignments and discussions! There are academic assistants that do all the grading. If you ask the instructor a question they just say 'refer to the rubric', that may only be the instructor i have but I have her for nearly all my courses online. There are misspellings and different names used for the same assignments in the syllabus and in weekly modules; that makes the courses even more confusing. There were no actual videos of showing step by step how to use blackboard online website so I had to go to youtube to actually find useful tutorials. If I email academic assistants or my instructor is has taken on average a week and a half for them to get back to me; that's awful because my assignments are due within a week. Also, they do not open assignments early so you can work ahead and be flexible with your schedule. I do not recommend Arkansas State University. The disorganization alone is enough to make me regret my decision of enrolling here."
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2018
  • Degree: Public Administration
"This college is one of the few colleges that actually prepare students with grant writing and program evaluation courses. Surplus aid is paid within two weeks of course beginning. I highly recommend this school. A 2.5 or higher gpa is good. Check out this school first."
Melanee Lillis
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2017
  • Degree: History
"ASU has small class sizes and a campus that is easy to get around. It's located in a town that still has a small town feel. The professors are helpful and well qualified. There are plenty of activities and groups on campus for a variety of interests."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Professors that truly care about your education. Classes are designed to give you real world experience"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"A college degree helped me get a better paying job. Be cautious of student loans. They are helpful at the time, but take a while to pay back."
Meredith Mack
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Very challenging and applicable to the real world. The instructors were knowledgeable and helpful. I was guided towards great internships and assistantships. I was able to compete in the job market with my degree and finding employment has never been too difficult."
William Hill
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Arkansas State University is a great university. It is located in a small town about an hour away from Memphis so there is a lot of different activities. All the faculty I have met have been very informative and they are there to help you succeed and be the best professional you can be."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Political Science
"Absolutely loved it. I would say get as involved as you can on campus! Join a club or an rso or a Greek life organization you'll love it"
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"My primary reason for choosing to attend ASU was its convenient location in a city where my family lived. It worked out well - Staff members were helpful, and I learned a lot in courses."
Howl Yes!
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Finance
"I loved my time at Arkansas State. I feel like it was great for me to go there by going to a cheaper college I got the same degree and saved a lot of money."
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"I loved my college and my professors. Could not ask for a better environment to learn in and be a part of."
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2015
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"I attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro,AR back in 2007. I went in as a nursing major,but changed my mind as time went on. I enjoyed exercising every since I was a little girl. After finding out about exercise science I took heed in learning more about it. As I graduated I told myself I'm going to get right back in school. Of course time flew by so I told myself it's time to get back into college. I started to think about what I wanted to get my master's in. So I made up in my mind since I'm working in the human resource field why not receive an MBA in human resource online degree."
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2015
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"I would have appreciated if my course would have included more subjects related to Management of Information systems. Also Survey of Accounting is not that critical for our course."
Chasity hay
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Pros- the staff is very approachable and will help you in any way. Cons- not diverse at all"
Maurice Howard
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2014
  • Degree: Public Administration
"You can take traditional classes or online classes, but there is no hybrid right now to allow both. Also, your financial aid will be drastically reduce if you choose the online option because you will not receive housing aid. Overall great program!"
Carlos A Rosado-Berrios
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2014
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"More financial aid is needed. The collective transportation must improves. There is little student diversity, but the social activities in the area are improving. Growth of the research activity is needed as well as financial support for graduate student."
Anabelly Saucedo
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2014
  • Degree: Business
"The graduate program at A-State is phenomenal. The professors really care about the students and their goals. They provide you with the tools that you need to succeed. I could not have asked for anything more!"
Scarlett Drake
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2014
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"Very competitive to get in however a great staff and wonderful professors."