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Experience student-centered online learning designed to help you achieve your education and career goals.

Your Program, Your Future, On Your Time

Find the program that’s right for you from one of America’s Best Colleges, according to U.S. News & World Report. Our online degree and certificate programs are delivered in an accelerated online format optimized for working students—with supportive faculty, flexible schedules and multiple start dates each year.

Multiple Starts: Begin Sooner, Finish Faster

Get started on your program right away and take classes when most convenient for you. With our accelerated online format, you can complete your program quickly while you continue working.

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Why Choose

Why Students Choose A-State Online

A-State Online is the most experienced online provider in the state, with more than 10,000 graduates to date. Experience matters!

The A-State Online Experience

Online Writing Center

The A-State Online Writing Center is open for all A-State Online students.

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Arkansas State Military & Family Scholarship

Active military, Reserve and National Guard members, and spouses: Receive up to 50% in tuition savings!

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Accreditations & Accolades

A-State is proud to hold regional and national accreditations as well as memberships with several national organizations that support the highest education standards.

Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the HLC

Arkansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Accredited by ACEN

The associate, baccalaureate, master's/post-master's certificate and Doctor of Nursing Practice nursing programs at Arkansas State University, located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact ACEN by mail at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 or by phone at 404-975-5000.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Accredited by CAEP

The educator preparation programs at Arkansas State University are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Contact CAEP at 1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington D.C. 20036 or by calling 202-223-0077.

AACSB Accredited

Accredited by AACSB International

The Neil Griffin College of Business at Arkansas State University is an accredited member of AACSB International, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

One of Americas Best

One of America's Best

#25 for Top Public Schools in the South
U.S. News & World Report, 2018

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A-State Is Top-Notch

A-State is ranked #1 in the "Best Online Colleges in Arkansas" by BestColleges, 2022.

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Gold Military Friendly

Arkansas State University is designated a Military Friendly® School with Gold distinction by VIQTORY media, 2023-2024.

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