Education

Residents surrounding the Russellville, Arkansas region are committed to providing the highest level of education for both the youth and adult populations.

Area School Districts
 

In the Russellville area, there are four school districts for children ages K through 12: Atkins School DistrictDover School District, Russellville School District and the Pottsville School District. All four schools have a strong commitment to education. We believe that an educated population perpetuates strong economy and a desirable, enjoyable lifestyle.

Higher Education
 
Russellville, Arkansas, is home to Arkansas Tech University, a four-year institution of higher learning accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Arkansas Tech is located on 533 acres on the north side of Russellville. The university currently offers more than 70 undergraduate degree programs and 25 master’s degree programs within its seven colleges: Applied Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Graduate College, Natural and Health Sciences and Professional Studies and Community Outreach. 

Arkansas Tech established record enrollments for 14 consecutive years from 1999-2012. As of fall 2012, enrollment at Tech was 10,950 students. 

Arkansas Tech has a growing reputation as a prime choice for top students. Each year, Tech freshmen have ACT scores above the state and national averages. Many of the freshmen graduated number one or two in their high school class. Tech now stands as one of the state’s most academically progressive four-year institutions, with a diverse student body and a growing mix of students from every Arkansas county, a majority of the 50 States and many foreign countries. As of 2012, Arkansas Tech ranked No. 2 in the state in graduation rates among all four-year, public universities in the state and Tech maintains the most affordable tuition and fees structure among the five largest universities in Arkansas. 

Tech's almost 11,000 students and more than 900 employees shop, eat and enjoy entertainment in the River Valley area, investing an ever-increasing amount of money into the local economy. Arkansas Tech provides local leadership for many boards, commissions and non-profit organizations, as well as providing access to athletic and cultural activities. 

More than $205 million have been invested in campus-wide improvements since 1995. Tech’s academic programs are as impressive as the buildings that house them. Diverse curriculum and prestigious faculty attract students from around the country and the world, making the growing town of Russellville the center of an education renaissance.

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