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.
“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.”
Berry also praised the enrollment services staff as it has worked tirelessly this year in the face of ever-changing obstacles. “We are especially pleased with the significant growth of our graduate enrollment,” Berry said. “That growth can be seen in almost every graduate program.”
While SAU is excited to welcome a new class of Muleriders, the Office of Admissions is already gearing up for opportunities to share SAU with new students for next year. Interested students are encouraged to schedule a campus tour to learn more about the more than 80 degree programs in undergraduate and graduate studies. The University continues to grow its offerings for students and refine its existing courses into best-of-class programs.