Arkansas State University-Beebe
|Junior Agricultural School of Central Arkansas (1927-1955)|
Arkansas State College–Beebe Branch (1955-1965)
Arkansas State College-Beebe Branch (1965-2001)
|Type||Public two-year college system|
|Arkansas State University System|
|Chancellor||Dr Jennifer Methvin|
|President||Dr. Charles Welch|
|Colors||Vanguard Blue and Red|
|Affiliations||Arkansas State University System|
Arkansas State University-Beebe, also known as Beebe State is a public two-year college in Arkansas.
- Arkansas State University-Beebe
- Arkansas State University-Beebe Searcy Campus
- Arkansas State University-Beebe Heber Springs Campus
- Arkansas State University-Beebe at Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville
- Arkansas State University-Beebe Online Campus
For fall 2017 ASU-Beebe reported having 1,867 full-time students and 1,872 part-time students, for a total of 3,739 students, 59% of whom were female and 41% were male. The student body was predominantly white 80%, with 6% reporting as Hispanic/Latino, 6% as Black or African-American, and 1% as Asian.
Teaching and learning
ASU-Beebe offers degrees and certificates such as Associate Degrees, Technical Certificates, and Certificates of Proficiency. The Associate Degree programs last for two years for full-time students and available programs include liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, health professions, and business, management, and marketing. ASU-Beebe has an open enrollment policy and for the 2017-2018 school year in-state tuition was $3,570 and out-of-state $5,730. The student-faculty ratio is 17-to-1 and total enrollment as of 2019 is 3,739.
Campuses for ASU-Beebe are located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base and the university also offers online courses.
ASU-Beebe offers 2+2 programs in affiliated with other colleges and universities to work towards a bachelor degree, such as the University of Central Arkansas. Students will be assigned to an academic advisor who will work with them with their goals and the 1+2 program agreements, so they will only take classes that are transferable and will work towards their chosen degree. Based on a 2014 cohort of students transferring out of ASU-Beebe in 2017, the university has a transfer rate of 13%. The university also has a partnership with Arkansas State University of Jonesboro to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.
Students who are receiving financial aid may apply to the Federal Work-Study Program in order to earn financial funding to pay for college and students majoring in education can have an opportunity to teach at ASU-Beebe.
Most degrees require 60 credit hours in order to receive an associate degree. Graduation requirements at ASU-Beebe for students wanting a degree or certificate are successful completion of all program requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. A student must complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in residency. All financial must be met and taken care of to the university.