Higher Learning Commission approves A-State’s Qatar campus

In a significant milestone, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has granted approval to Arkansas State University’s (A-State) proposed campus in Qatar. This development marks a major expansion of A-State’s global footprint and reinforces its commitment to providing high-quality education to students from diverse backgrounds.

The HLC, a renowned accrediting agency in the United States, conducted a thorough review of A-State’s proposal, assessing the university’s ability to meet the needs of students in Qatar and ensuring that the campus would maintain the same academic standards as its main campus in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The approval is a testament to A-State’s dedication to academic excellence and its capacity to adapt to the changing needs of the global higher education landscape.

The Qatar campus, which is expected to open in the near future, will offer a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in fields such as business, engineering, and computer science. The campus will cater to students from Qatar and the surrounding region, providing them with access to A-State’s renowned faculty, research opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities.

A-State’s expansion into Qatar is a strategic move, given the country’s growing importance as a hub for education and innovation in the Middle East. The university’s presence in Qatar will not only enhance its global reputation but also provide opportunities for cultural exchange, research collaborations, and economic development.

The approval of the Qatar campus is a significant achievement for A-State, and the university is committed to ensuring that the campus meets the highest standards of academic excellence. With this approval, A-State is poised to make a meaningful impact on the higher education landscape in Qatar and beyond.

“We are thrilled to receive approval from the Higher Learning Commission for our Qatar campus,” said A-State Chancellor, Dr. Kelly Damphousse. “This milestone marks a significant step forward in our mission to provide access to high-quality education and to foster global understanding and collaboration.”

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