ASU-Newport will be the driving force that revitalizes the Delta and restores the American Dream in the communities we serve.
ASU-Newport provides an accessible, affordable, quality education that transforms the lives of our students, enriches our communities and strengthens the regional economy.
Where you're going depends on where you've been.
Over the years, ASU-Newport has grown from one campus to three and now boasts enrollment exceeding 2,000 students. The milestones of our past have made us the institution we are today.
1976 - Arkansas State University-Newport (ASUN) founded as White River Vocational Technical School.
1992 - ASUN merged with Arkansas State University-Beebe to become ASU Beebe/Newport.
2000 - Arkansas Board of Higher Education approved ASUN to be its own, stand-alone campus.
2001 - ASUN hired its first Chancellor, Dr. Larry Williams.
2002 - Gift received from Arkansas Steel and Associates of $250,000 to endow cultural programs.
2002 - ASUN received initial national accreditation by Higher Learning Commission.
2002 - Jackson County residents voted to support ASUN through local sales tax
2003 - ASUN enrollment exceeds 1,000 students.
2004 - Gift received from Walton Family Foundation in the amount of $1 million, in honor of Lindley and Kaneaster Hodges Jr.
2004 - Ground broke on a Student Community Center.
2004 - The high voltage lineman technology program was created from a partnership between ASUN and the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas.
2005 - Named by Community College Week magazine as one of the top ten fastest-growing public two-year colleges.
2006 - Ten-year accreditation granted by Higher Learning Commission of North Central Accreditation.
2006 - First fully online degree program offered - Associate of Arts in Business.
2007 - ASUN assumed operational oversight for the technical centers in both Jonesboro and Marked Tree.
2009 - ASUN enrollment exceeds 2,000 students.
2011 - The ASUN System boasted an enrollment of 2,005 students.
2012 - ASUN hosts "First Decade Celebration" in Newport, Marked Tree and Jonesboro.
2012 - ASUN student receives first and only Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) granted to a community college student.
2012 - $1 million gift received from Fowler Family in support of Hospitality Services program.
2013 - Dr. Sandra Massey named ASUN's second Chancellor.
2014 - ASUN sets all-time enrollment record in Fall, with 2,494 students, becomes fifth largest community college in Arkansas in headcount enrollment.
2015 - 2500 STRONG - In Fall 2015 beat it's all-time enrollment record with 2,533 students.