Residents surrounding the Russellville, Arkansas region are committed to providing the highest level of education for both the youth and adult populations.

Area School Districts

In the Russellville area, there are four school districts for children ages K through 12: Atkins School DistrictDover School District, Russellville School District and the Pottsville School District. All four schools have a strong commitment to education. We believe that an educated population perpetuates strong economy and a desirable, enjoyable lifestyle.

Higher Education
Russellville, Arkansas, is home to Arkansas Tech University, a four-year institution of higher learning accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Arkansas Tech is located on 533 acres on the north side of Russellville. 

Arkansas Tech University offers a small school atmosphere with big school opportunities to help students blaze their own trails.

Challenging classes and engaged faculty enhance the value of an ATU degree. Here, students can explore intersecting career paths made possible by more than 120 undergraduate degree programs and more than 25 graduate degree options—all focused on student success.

Arkansas Tech is a statewide leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. ATU has continued a wave of academic innovation with several new degree programs, including cultural and geospatial studies, game and interactive media design, environmental science, electrical engineering biomedical option, business data analytics, computer science education, chemistry education and physics education.

Debuting in 2017-18 are Bachelor of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees in cybersecurity, online Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Business Administration degrees as well as distinctive master's degree programs in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

Without scholarship assistance, the dream of a college education would be unattainable for many students. Tech ranks No. 1 in Arkansas and among the top 5 percent of institutions nationwide in providing students upward economic mobility.

Service learning opportunities, the On Track co-curricular program and Norman Career Services prepare Tech students for success in academics, careers and life. Campus and outdoor recreation activities keep students’ minds and bodies strong while they build new friendships and explore their next steps.

Learn why Arkansas Tech University is the natural choice at Schedule a campus tour by calling (800) 582-6953 or emailing



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