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.

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Southern Arkansas University seeks a visionary President with the professional background and the personal strengths to continue the growth and achievements of the University System.
The Southern Arkansas University Alumni Association, Inc. will honor seven outstanding SAU alums during the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2024.  Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the Alumni Office at (870) 235-4079. Individual tickets are $20, or a table with eight seats can... Read More

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Southern Arkansas University proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Robin Sronce as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective June 2024. Dr. Sronce will replace Dr. David Lanoue, who has accepted the position of provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at SUNY Old Westbury in New York. “I am extremely pleased... Read More
The Southern Arkansas University Hallman Scholarship has been awarded to two promising 2024 freshmen women: Maggie McHenry of Magnolia, Arkansas, and Emilee Lyons of Bradley, AR. Funded by SAU Foundation’s Cinda Hallman Scholarship Endowment, the Hallman Scholarship provides scholarships for incoming freshman women in the College of Science and Engineering. Maggie McHenry Legacy is important... Read More
On Thursday, Southern Arkansas University welcomed distinguished guests as Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her cabinet graced the campus during her visit to Magnolia, designated as the Arkansas Capital for the Day. The historic occasion marked a pivotal moment for both the University and the community as they received the esteemed leader of the state. Sanders’ visit to... Read More
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

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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