Jonesboro’s nationally recognized educational systems and industry-led training resources develop our current and future workforce, and fuel business growth.

Arkansas State University.  The heartbeat of Jonesboro is A-State, a doctoral granting university that provides high quality programs, research opportunities and major public-private partnerships that drive economic development.

NYIT College of Ostepathic Medicine. Located on the campus of Arkansas State University, the medical school adds a robust pipeline of talent and professional resources, and positively impacts health outcomes in the region. 

Award Winning Public School Districts. Jonesboro is served by five excellent primary and secondary school systems – Brookland School District, Jonesboro School District, Nettleton School District, Valley View School District, and Westside School District – all of which have won state and national awards. 

Well Supported Private Schools.  Jonesboro’s private schools are Blessed Sacrament and Ridgefield Christian School. 

Workforce Development Leader.  Jonesboro, a certified ACT Work Ready Community, has been recognized as a leader in workforce development, achieved through the collaboration of industry and educators.

Children reading a book