Southern Arkansas University

Ranked nationally for quality and affordability
SAU offers more than 100 academic programs, from Engineering to Musical Theatre to Plant Science
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SAU offers more than 100 academic degree and certificate options, including associates, bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees.

The time has finally arrived to continue one of Southern Arkansas University’s most treasured traditions – Family Day! Family Day is set for September 23, 2023, with a full schedule of family-friendly events planned throughout the day, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and culminating with a Mulerider football kickoff at 6:00 p.m. “We are so excited... Read More

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Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, celebrates another record-breaking enrollment with 5,128 Muleriders for fall 2023. SAU’s 14% freshmen enrollment growth is a result of the University’s commitment to offering in-demand programs and a “culture of caring” approach. “This is all the result of a tremendous team effort at SAU. We are so fortunate to have faculty... Read More
Peoples Bank is proud to announce that Dara Duguay, the esteemed CEO of Credit Builders Alliance (CBA), will be the keynote speaker at the Rankin College of Business Financial Literary event on September 19 at 10 a.m. in Harton Theatre on the SAU campus.  This event promises to be an enlightening and educational experience for... Read More
Southern Arkansas University’s genuine culture of caring and service was on display with its most recent partnership with Tacos 4 Life and Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). The MobilePack event was organized by SAU’s Volunteer Coordinator, Katie Heese. Heese brought together the entirety of the freshman class, other students, alumni, administration, and staff across various... Read More
Two-time national champion, first-round NFL draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow is scheduled to present at the 18th annual Farmers Bank & Trust Distinguished Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at the W.T. Watson Athletic Center at Southern Arkansas University. The football star and New York Times Bestselling author established the Tim... Read More

SAU by the numbers

More than

Degree Programs

Established in

Acres on the northern edge of Magnolia, AR
30 to 1
Student/Teacher Ratio

Established in 1909, SAU has built on its dedication to student achievement and continues to grow, both on-campus and online, with more than 100 degrees in four distinct colleges and the School of Graduate Studies.

Nestled in a quiet and beautiful part of south Arkansas, SAU is a great place to call home and to study a broad range of academic programs, including some unique offerings to the state and region. Along with boasting a complete college experience on campus, the University is a short drive from outdoor activities and is central to many regional hubs, such as Texarkana, Shreveport, Little Rock, etc.

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100 E. University, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753-5000 Telephone: (870) 235-4000
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