Graduate Programs Overview

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Magnolia, Arkansas. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $6,894 for Arkansas residents and $9,810 for other students in average.

It offers eighteen graduate programs: 14 Master's, 4 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSouthern Arkansas University Main Campus
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address100 E. University, Magnolia, AR
Graduate School Students929 students
608 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$6,894
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 18 Graduate Programs
14 Master's, 4 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Arkansas residents, the tuition & fees are $6,894 and $9,810 for non-Arkansas residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $280 for Arkansas residents and $440 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$280$440
Books & Supplies$1,600
Room & Board$7,418 (On-Campus) / $7,418 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$6,112 (On-Campus) / $7,725 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$22,024$24,940
Off-Campus Total$23,637$26,553
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus offers Masters, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 18 major areas - 13 Master's (13 online programs), 3 Post-Bachelor'(3 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Human Services
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Computer And Information Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 4,472 students enrolled in Southern Arkansas University Main Campus including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 929 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 342 male and 587 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 721 full-time and 208 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 608 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 257 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students342
Women Students587
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students721
Part-time Students208
By race/ethnicity 488 White, 163 Black, and 13 Asian students are attending at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races8
13 students are younger than 22 and 199 students are older than 65. The school has 532 students aged between 22 and 30 and 185 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under13
40 & Over199
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, 608 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 257 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment929
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses608
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses257
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses64
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses608
Arkansas Resident506
Other State In U.S.99
Outside of U.S.3

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