Why Jonesboro


take a trip to Dallas, St. Louis, or Nashville, and Jonesboro will always welcome you home.


from downtown Memphis, perfect for a date night or weekend trip.


where college town meets southern charm.

The Region

Jonesboro offers a blend of small-town charm and diverse opportunities that make it the perfect place to call home. The community’s friendly atmosphere fosters a sense of belonging, driven by a shared love for the A-State Red Wolves. Jonesboro boasts a lower cost of living compared to larger cities, allowing both individuals and families to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without sacrificing financial stability. The city’s diverse economy, driven by healthcare, education, and agriculture, provides a wide range of employment opportunities. With excellent schools, parks, and downtown events, Jonesboro caters to everyone, offering a well-rounded quality of life.

The city’s strategic location in Northeast Arkansas enhances accessibility and makes it perfect for regional travel. Whether you’re seeking a supportive community, career opportunities, or a balanced lifestyle, Jonesboro stands out as the perfect choice for those looking to put down roots in a vibrant and welcoming city.

Enjoy a Day in the Life in Jonesboro

Located on Crowley's Ridge, Jonesboro is the regional hub of Northeast Arkansas for business, entertainment and healthcare. It features a thriving downtown entertainment sector near the Arkansas State University campus. Surrounded by rich delta farmland, the landscape ranges from farmland to rolling hills. Jonesboro is filled with lively restaurants, colorful shops and thriving businesses. Whether it's city parks, organized sports programs, art, or enjoying outdoors, Jonesboro has something for everyone to enjoy.

About Jonesboro

Located in Craighead County, Jonesboro serves as the economic focal point for a 12-county area. With a consistently growing population of over 100,000 people, Jonesboro's data and demographics match-up favorably and often outshine much larger communities. With a cost of living that is 15% below the national average and utility prices that are among the lowest in the country, Jonesboro is a secure investment.

Who We Are

Jonesboro, Arkansas is ready to welcome you. We are a welcoming city of over 75,000 people eager to take you in as one of our own. From the green wrapped Hickory trees of Crowley’s Ridge to the snow-white cotton of the Mississippi Delta, Jonesboro is a vibrant and growing community that’s ready for you to join our family.

Program Overview

At Arkansas State University, we produce more than just graduates- we combine the theory with the practice to create innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Learning at A-State begins in the classroom, but it almost always leads into laboratories or to stages, galleries and off-campus job internships and co-ops that expose students to real-world challenges and experiences.

Internship Testimonials

Discover the power of experience by learning firsthand how impactful internships can be from both an educational and professional perspective. Welcome to the stories that illuminate the essential transformation that an intern can leave on your company.

Welcome Students!

Engaging in internships during college is a crucial step for students seeking to bridge the gap between academic learning and real-world application. These experiences offer invaluable opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge in practical settings, allowing students to develop and refine skills that are essential for their future careers.