Southern Arkansas University

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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.

Committee selection for the nationwide search of Southern Arkansas University’s next president has been completed.  SAU Board of Trustees member and chair of the 2024 SAU presidential search committee, Monty Harrington, announces the selection of the following representatives for the presidential search committee: Monty Harrington, Chair of Search Committee Donna Allen, Vice President for Student... Read More

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Southern Arkansas University proudly announces a continued partnership with the Windgate Foundation through a transformative, multi-year grant of $400,000. This grant will provide annual contributions of $200,000 over two years, supporting the Windgate Scholars Program, a program that focuses on the most financially vulnerable students, and the College of Education and Human Performance. The Windgate... Read More
Southern Arkansas University continues to host the prestigious Smithsonian traveling exhibit Voices and Votes: Democracy in America at SAU Beyond the Campus, on the west side of the town square in Magnolia, Arkansas.  This collaborative endeavor between Southern Arkansas University and the Smithsonian Institution promises an engaging exploration of America’s democratic evolution, spotlighting pivotal moments that... Read More
The Southern Arkansas University System Police Department will hire two additional positions to their staff in 2024. The expansion was made possible by a $250,000 grant from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). SAU was one of eight police departments in the state of Arkansas to receive funding to hire more officers under... Read More
After a comprehensive search process, Southern Arkansas University proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Jerry W. Thomas as the new Southern Arkansas University Tech chancellor. With a proven track record of leadership and dedication to higher education for the past 29 years, Thomas assumes this pivotal role effective January 10, 2024. Bringing with him a... 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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