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Arkansas State University's Campus In Mexico To Open in 2017

Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University officials say construction is on target for its campus in Queretaro, Mexico, to open to students in the fall of 2017.

The Jonesboro Sun reports that phase one of the project includes building an academic area on 87 acres of the 370-acre campus. It will include computer labs, a library, academic offices, a student union, classroom and labs.

It will also include four student residence halls, a faculty residence building and a sports area. Arkansas State University Campus Queretaro, a private business foundation in Mexico, is funding phase one's $75 million in construction work.

The university campus is part of a planned 2,125-acre comprehensive community development near Queretaro that will include commercial, residential and recreation amenities for up to 70,000 residents.

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