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SAU increases enrollment for fall 2021 semester

Despite the second year in a world-wide pandemic, Southern Arkansas University increased enrollment for the fall semester.  Returning to in-person classes, headcount is slightly up overall with a total of 4,434 students.

SAU was pleased to see its graduate enrollment up by 29 percent this year. Some of the largest growth areas include the Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Computer Science, Master of Education Administration and Supervision, Master of Science in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, and the Ed.D program in Rural and Diverse Educational Leadership.

The University also recorded a 90 percent overall increase in international students, with 55 undergraduate and 277 graduate students representing 39 countries.

“In the midst of all the challenges presented by the pandemic, SAU feels very fortunate to have this solid enrollment for the fall of 2021,” said Dr. Trey Berry, president. “This is a direct reflection of a team effort on our campus among faculty, staff, and our student leaders.”

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Southern Arkansas University offers personalized tour visits, faculty and staff who care about student success, and a caring campus community. SAU also offers traditional and unique academic degree programs that are ranked nationally for quality and affordability.

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.

Established in 1909, SAU has built on its dedication to student achievement and continues to grow, both on campus and online, with more than 80 degrees in four distinct colleges and the School of Graduate Studies.

“The environment on campus at SAU is so welcoming, making it easy to get involved and meet people. I couldn’t have picked a better place to call home.”

Morgan Morris
Elementary Education Major
Texarkana, TX
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