Arkansas State University–Beebe has been ranked consecutively first among the top 450 colleges in the nation for Safest Colleges and Universities by StateUniversity.com, based on the Clery Act reporting.
The colleges and universities are ranked for campus safety on a scale that accounts for severity of a crime as well as frequency of crime. Campus crime statistics are ranked per 100 students. ASU-Beebe has consistently received top rankings since first making the list in 2010.
“Safety has become a major concern for college campuses across the country, especially for those hosting residence halls, as we do,” said ASU-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Karla Fisher. “We are glad to let our students, parents, and communities know that we have such a strong safety record and will continue to keep safety as a top priority.”
ASU-Beebe has a University Police Department on its Beebe, Heber Springs and Searcy campuses. The police officers are fully certified and authorized to protect the person and property of students and of the university community. Security awareness and crime prevention programs are conducted by the University Police throughout the year.
In 2014, ASU-Beebe implemented a new emergency mobile alert system to notify students and employees of any emergency situation or inclement weather conditions. The alerts are delivered out by several methods including phone calls, text messaging, email messaging, social media, website notification, loud speaker announcements and classroom computer screen takeover. The local media are also notified in the event of an emergency.
ASU-Beebe was ranked along with other two- and four-year colleges that include Central Texas College, Virginia Western Community College, and the University of Colorado Denver. To see the entire safest ranking list and categories, view the website at http://www.stateuniversity.com/rank/safety_score_rank.html
For more information on ASU-Beebe and programs offered, call (501) 882-3600 or visit the website at www.asub.edu.
Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry. The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates.