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Distance Learning at Arkansas State University

Educating leaders, enhancing intellectual growth, and enriching lives!

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro enjoys a reputation as an excellent institution of higher education serving citizens throughout Arkansas and nationwide. Dedicated to teaching, research and service, the university provides students with the broad educational foundations that help develop critical thinking, decision-making capabilities, and communication skills.

ASU Is Committed to Your Success

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Our traditional classroom curricula has been adapted and tailored for the online format, utilizing today's technology to best optimize the online education experience. At Arkansas State University Jonesboro, we are committed to helping you succeed!

An Academic Schedule that Works

Life is busy. We at ASU understand the specific needs of working adults like you. We have eight start dates throughout the year, so you can start your course work at a time that is optimal for you, your career, and your family.

Our online courses are five weeks in length. The accelerated format gives our students the flexibility to progress through their degree programs as efficiently as possible without sacrificing the excellence and quality you expect from Arkansas State University.

Asynchronous Learning

Each online course is asynchronous, giving you the freedom to log into your virtual classroom anytime, day or night. Online education affords you the convenience of participating in your courses from home, the office, or anywhere life takes you.

Guidance & Support for Students

Each and every online student is assigned an academic coach, who plays a key role in helping you achieve your goals by ensuring that all your questions are answered and you are on-track in your course work. This academic coach also works with your professors and instructors in the virtual classroom. Your academic coach is there to support you throughout your online education experience at ASU.

Our online students are not required to visit the campus and there is no residency requirement for our programs. After program completion, however, we encourage and whole-heartedly welcome our online students to participate in their commencement ceremony.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants may apply for Financial Aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using FAFSA code: 001090