2021 Student Population

A total of 4,432 students have enrolled at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus - 3,447 undergraduate and 985 graduate.
By gender, 1,843 male and 2,589 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 3,107 full-time students and 1,325 part-time students.
The number of students at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is very small compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Henderson State University and John Brown University, its population is very large (average population is 2,753).
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus offers online degree/certificate programs and 1,223 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 1,843 male and 2,589 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.71 to 1 and the ratio is average (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total3,4472,950497
Men1,5211,325196
Women1,9261,625301
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total985157828
Men32262260
Women66395568

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 2,931 White students (66.13%) and 956 Black or African American students (21.57%) at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Race/Ethnicity at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native1798
Asian251312
Black or African American770334436
Hispanic1658481
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White2,3511,0151,336
Two or More Races643034
Race/Ethnicity Unknown110
Total 3,4471,5211,926
Population by Race/Ethnicity at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native514
Asian14104
Black or African American18644142
Hispanic27918
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White580180400
Two or More Races341024
Race/Ethnicity Unknown211011
Total 985322663

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 3,418 students whose age under twenty five and 637 students whose age is over thirty years old at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.
Especially, 329 students are younger than eighteen and 18 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Student Age at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
TotalMenWomen
Total3,447 1,5211,926
Under 18329 124205
18-191,391 640751
20-211,094 494600
22-24357 179178
25-29103 3667
30-3449 2029
35-3946 1828
40-4943 637
50-6421 417
65 and over14 014
Total 3,447 1,5211,926
Population by Student Age at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
TotalMenWomen
Total985 322663
20-2112 210
22-24235 83152
25-29274 94180
30-34172 57115
35-39116 3680
40-49114 3183
50-6458 1741
65 and over4 22
Total 985 322663

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, 3,798 students (85.69% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 1,223 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 1,035 students live in Arkansas where Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is located in and 174 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total4,4323,447985
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes1,223439784
Enrolled Some in Online Classes2,5752,428147
Not Enrolled in Online Classes63458054
Online Student Population by Student Location
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total (Enrolled Excl.)1,223439784
Arkansas Residents1,035393642
Other State in U.S.17443131
Outside of U.S.1239
Unknown202

Online Enrollment Chart