Arkansas State University–Beebe has received top online rankings in quality
and affordability of programs and services offered, as well as recognition of
the Pharmacy Technician program in particular.
was ranked first in the state and thirteenth in the nation among most Affordable
Community Colleges at AffordableColleges.com by Integrated Postsecondary
Education Data System (IPEDS), which is managed by the U.S. Department of
Education. IPEDS also ranked the university fourth in Best Community College in
Arkansas by BestColleges.com and fourth in Best Online College in Arkansas by OnlineColleges.com.
online rankings were based on criteria that includes cost, financial aid and
loan default rates, student services, program availability, student-teacher
ratios, and graduation rates.
students need job skills in a year or less to enter the workforce or are
looking to complete bachelor’s degrees or beyond, ASU-Beebe offers degree
options at an affordable price. At $98 per credit hour, the university offers the
lowest tuition in Central Arkansas. The Online College offers students an
opportunity to earn a variety of distance learning degrees, some completely
online while others are a combination of online, internet-assisted, and/or
traditional classes. The Online College offers several degrees that can be
earned 100% online.
the Pharmacy Technician program has been recognized for educational excellence
by the Community for Accredited Online Schools at http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/pharmacy-technician/ The
program was ranked first among two-year colleges in the nation. To meet the high demands of the
healthcare job market, the Pharmacy Technician program offers certification to
technicians who assist pharmacists in dispensing medications to patients.
Pharmacy Technician program requires students to earn 60 credit hours, which
can be completed within two years or four semesters. Students need to complete
academic coursework and a few weeks of clinical rotation. Graduates of this
program are qualified to take the Institute for Certification of Pharmacy
Technician exam (ICPT) or the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCB).
These certifications are necessary so that graduates can obtain employment
easily in different pharmaceutical environments.
more information on ASU-Beebe and programs offered, call (501) 882-3600 or
visit the website at www.asub.edu.
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.