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ASU Mid-South

Arkansas State University Mid-South, formerly known as Mid-South Community College (MSCC), is a public community college serving eastern Arkansas, located in West Memphis.

With credit enrollment of over 2,000 students, recently established programs in Hospitality Management and Digital Media, and an FAA-approved Aviation Maintenance Technology program in partnership with FedEx Express®, ASU Mid-South continues to blaze a trail in meeting regional higher education needs.

ASU Mid-South offers degree programs, technical courses, community educational offerings, and intercollegiate athletics.

History

Mid-South Community College was established in 1992. Its original purpose, before becoming a community college, was to provide vocational and technical education for the region. The college now offers associates degrees, technical certificates, certificates of proficiency, and college courses toward "core" requirements for four-year schools.

The college added intercollegiate athletics in 2010 with men's and women's basketball teams and adopted the Greyhounds mascot in recognition of a generous donation from Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Originally competing as a Division III member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), the Greyhounds moved to Division II in 2012 where they currently compete as a member of NJCAA Region 2.

On January 11, 2015, the MSCC and Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees announced that MSCC would join the Arkansas State University System as ASU Mid-South, and the merger became official on July 1, 2015.

Governance

ASU Mid-South is governed by the Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees. Locally, a seven-member Board of Visitors advises the Board of Trustees on issues related to the college.

Arkansas State Representative Milton Nicks of Crittenden and Cross counties is a former ASU Mid-South trustee.[1]

Campus

Workforce Technology Center

The ASU Mid-South Main Campus is located at 2000 West Broadway in West Memphis, and it includes a 64,000-square-foot (5,900 m2) building named the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Academic Excellence, completed in 2000 at a cost of 12 million dollars. The center includes the library, multimedia rooms, office space and food service areas. The south campus houses five classroom buildings and the Glen F. Fenter Athletic Complex, which opened in 2013, and is home of Greyhound Athletics, the college's NJCAA sports teams.

On the north campus is a Workforce Technology Center, a 38,000-square-foot (3,500 m2) building which houses the college's Aviation Maintenance Technology, Machining, and Mechatronics programs as well as classrooms and offices. In addition, the north campus includes the Marion Berry Renewable Energy Center for Process Technology and Diesel Technology training and instruction and the Jeffrey Jacobs Hospitality and Management Center, opened in August, 2015.

Slated for completion in 2016, the FedEx Aviation Technology Center is currently under construction at Arkansas State University Mid-South's south campus. The 22,000-sq.ft. facility will include aircraft hangar space, classrooms, labs and support areas. As the future home of the school's aviation maintenance program, the facility will also be equipped with a large, hands-on learning tool - a Boeing 727 jet - compliments of the global transportation company 20 miles due east. As part of its Aircraft Donation Program, FedEx in 2012 donated the jet to the school.

Accreditation

ASU Mid-South is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and its programs have been approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Arkansas State Board of Vocational Education.

Tuition

Per credit hour, regardless of total credits:

In-County $90

Out-of-County $110

Out-of-state per credit hour $150

Out-of-State and International $300

Tennessee and Mississippi residents in Shelby, Desoto, Tipton, Fayette, Tunica, Tate, and Marshall County qualify for out-of-county tuition rate

References

  1. ^ "Milton Nicks, Jr.'s Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2015.

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