ATU Named One of Arkansas’ 20 Best Employers

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Forbes has named Arkansas Tech University one of the 20 best employers in the State of Arkansas.

Along with partner Statista, Forbes conducted 80,000 surveys of employees at businesses and non-profit organizations that employ at least 500 individuals between October 2019 and May 2020.

Safety of work environment, competitiveness of compensation, opportunities for advancement and openness to telecommuting were among the factors in the survey. Respondents were also asked to indicate how likely they would be to recommend applying for employment at their organization to others. All surveys were conducted anonymously.

Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech University employs approximately 1,075 faculty and staff through campuses in Russellville and Ozark.

“Together, we have worked diligently as a university community to ensure that Arkansas Tech is a place where faculty and staff have the opportunity to pursue their passions, earn compensation and benefits that are competitive with peer institutions and apply their talents for the benefit of our students,” said Dr. Robin E. Bowen, ATU president. “This recognition is a testament to the seriousness and consistency with which we have pursued those goals. It is gratifying to know that our greatest asset — our human capital — recognizes that Arkansas Tech University is committed to the professional and personal support and development of its faculty and staff.”

Information about applying for career opportunities at Arkansas Tech University is available at

Below are the top 30 employers in Arkansas as determined in the 2020 survey conducted by Forbes and Statista and published in the Aug. 24, 2020, issue of Forbes:

  1. Entergy
  2. ArcBest
  3. FedEx
  4. Springdale Public Schools
  5. U.S. Department of the Interior
  6. Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  7. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  8. Fayetteville Public Schools
  9. Rogers School District
  10. U.S. Department of Defense
  11. Simmons Bank
  12. Arvest Bank
  13. AT&T
  14. Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)
  15. Harding University
  16. St. Bernard’s Healthcare
  17. Arkansas Tech University
  18. Baxter International
  19. LHC Group
  20. Evergreen Packaging
  21. U.S. Postal Service
  22. Baptist Health
  23. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  24. J.B. Hunt Transportation Services
  25. Walgreens Boots Alliance
  26. KAR Global
  27. Home Instead Senior Care
  28. Darden Restaurants
  29. Burger King
  30. University of Arkansas