ATU Remains Best in Arkansas at Transforming Lives

ATU Commencement Fall 2019

For a seventh consecutive year, Arkansas Tech University is No. 1 in upward social mobility among all Arkansas higher education institutions.

CollegeNET’s 2020 Social Mobility Index ranks ATU No. 1 in Arkansas with a score of 59.16.

The CollegeNET Social Mobility Index evaluates inputs such as tuition rates and the economic status of incoming students and compares them to outputs such as graduation rates and early career salaries for graduates.

“We have maintained our position as Arkansas’ leader in social mobility by adhering to a mission of student access and success,” said Dr. Robin E. Bowen, ATU president. “By providing students with a supportive and innovative learning environment, our faculty and staff help ATU students fulfill their academic goals. I am pleased that ATU continues to hold this distinction. It is indicative of the fact that every student counts at Arkansas Tech.”

View the CollegeNET Social Mobility Index at