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.

Dominque Brown knew that when she graduated from Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, in 2010 with a degree in Social Work that she wanted to make a difference in the world. Now the Foreman, Arkansas, native has helped pass legislation that impacts almost 5,000 students in Arkansas schools who have seizure disorders. On March 16, 2023,... Read […]

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Ashlei Johnson, a senior Nursing major at Southern Arkansas University, has been named the 2023 recipient of the Joey Baker-Emerson, Arkansas Scholarship. A desire to generously give back to his […]
As the 2023 Spring Semester draws to a close, the SAU Foundation is proud to recognize the impact of scholarships on students’ ability to start and successfully finish their semesters. SAU […]
Opening fall 2023 on the Southern Arkansas University campus will be the first Tacos 4 Life in the nation on a public college campus. Taco enthusiasts at SAU and in the Magnolia community will be […]
The Rankin College of Business at Southern Arkansas University is hosting the Second Annual SOAR Sustainability Conference on Wednesday, April 19. Southern Aluminum, Southern Arkansas University, and […]

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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