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Pending final approval of the Processes Related to the Recognition of Official Validity of Studies by the Secretary of Education of the State of Queretaro

Assembling a Dream

A-State will change the trajectory of higher education in Mexico with a partnership in Querétaro, continuing to fulfill our mission of preparing students to be global citizens.

  I always say we are assembling a dream – one that will enhance higher education in Mexico and build the foundation for better understanding among the future leaders of two of the most important countries on the globe.

-- Edmundo Ortiz, General Director of AIEM

Arkansas State is partnering with the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Education (AIEM) to become the first comprehensive U.S. university in Mexico with an American-style campus and unique academic opportunities.

This is Arkansas State

Marking its first hundred years, Arkansas State University continues to expand in exciting ways. It's growing to serve the region, state and nation - with a global perspective.

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Academic Programs

Project Timeline

What began as a dream to bring an American-style university experience to Mexico has evolved into a reality.

September 2012
The governor of the State of Querétaro, Mexico, and a group of government officials and businessmen tour Arkansas State University and Jonesboro.
December 7, 2012
The ASU Board of Trustees approves a historic proposal to proceed with negotiations to establish a campus in Querétaro, Mexico.
January 2013
Chancellor Tim Hudson travels to Querétaro to fly over potential campus sites, meet with possible land & scholarship donors, and attend a summit with the Governor of Querétaro.
December 14, 2013
Governor Jose Eduardo Calzada Rovirosa of Querétaro, Mexico, is the featured speaker at the Fall Commencement Ceremonies in Jonesboro.
February 20, 2014
Arkansas State and AIEM hold a ground-breaking ceremony to begin construction on the campus in Querétaro.
April 25, 2014
Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves the Arkansas State University Querétaro campus.
Fall 2016
Anticipated first classes at the Querétaro campus.

Prospective Students

Admissions Information

The registration and enrollment process will open to student applicants in September of 2014. Please check back often for further information and updates, including program-specific information.

Residence Life

Residence Life provides a safe, diverse, and well-maintained environment that complements and supports the academic mission of the university. We create a dynamic living/learning experience that promotes and inspires individuals to become empowered community members.

Living on campus is an important part of the college experience. Studies show that students who live on campus make better grades; are more involved in campus activities; and are less likely to drop out of college. We offer a residence hall system with a sound academic and social atmosphere. Residence Life provides facilities to satisfy the daily needs of our students.