Arkansas State University-Newport

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Arkansas State University-Newport
ASU Newport logo.png
Former names
White River Vocational Institute, Arkansas State University Beebe/Newport, Delta Technical Institute (Marked Tree & Jonesboro)
Type Community college
Established 1976 (1976)
Parent institution
Arkansas State University System
Chancellor Dr. Sandra Massey
Students 2,651
Location Newport, Arkansas; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Marked Tree, Arkansas, Arkansas, USA

Arkansas State University Newport is a public two-year college system located in northeast Arkansas, with its flagship campus in Newport, Arkansas. The ASU-Newport system is a subset of the Arkansas State University System.


  • Arkansas State University - Newport (Newport, AR)
  • Arkansas State University - Newport in Marked Tree (Marked Tree, AR)
  • Arkansas State University - Newport in Jonesboro (Jonesboro, AR)


ASU-Newport was established in 1976 as White River Vocational-Technical School. In 1991, the state legislature merged White River Vocational-Technical School with Arkansas State University Beebe; the former became known as ASU-Newport. As of 2000, ASU-Newport was approved as a stand-alone campus, and now reports directly to the ASU System, its Board of Trustees, and the President.

The institution operates under the policies of the Board of Trustees and the President of the Arkansas State University System, but programs at the campuses of ASU-Newport function separately under the leadership of a chancellor.

Delta Technical Institute at Marked Tree merged with ASU and became Arkansas State University Technical Center in 2001; it and a similar facility later established in Jonesboro were subsequently placed under ASU-Newport.


ASU-Newport is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Coordinates: 35°38′23″N 91°11′25″W / 35.63968°N 91.19040°W / 35.63968; -91.19040