Henderson State University

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School Overview

Henderson State University was founded in 1890 as Arkadelphia Methodist College and today it is still located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA. Currently, the school also owns and operates both the local Public-access television cable TV channel (HTV on Suddenlink’s channel 9), as well as the radio station KSWH-FM.

Henderson State University is Arkansas’s sole member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. This public, four-year liberal arts university focuses on a liberal arts education because it believe liberal arts is an important element of a well-rounded undergraduate education. Consequently, many of Henderson’s undergraduate programs are in the arts and sciences.

General Information

Admission Office

1100 Henderson Street

Box 7560

Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

(870) 230-5028

(800) 228-7333

Fax: (870) 230-5066

Contact: Vikita Hardwrick

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1100 Henderson Street

Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

(870) 230-5000


Total undergrads: 3,118

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,833


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 67%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business – General B
Management Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies B

Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Public Administration B
Social Work B

Social Sciences
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Transportation & Materials Moving
Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Henderson State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (870) 230-5000
Website: www.hsu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://hsu.emasservices.com/Apply.aspx
Address: 1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,961
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 33%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,107 (53% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $8,530
Out-of-state Tuition: $10,180
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $2,685

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Henderson State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Henderson State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 631
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 13
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 787
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 262
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 2
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 2024413

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Henderson State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $8,530
Out-of-state $10,180
Books and supplies $1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $6,126
Out-of-state $7,332

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 514 84%
Grant or scholarship aid 477 78% $2,685
Student loan aid 149 24% $5,202

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,468 87% $9,820
Federal student loans 1,848 65% $6,130

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Henderson State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Henderson State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,856 1,113 1,743
Percent admitted 100% 90% 91%
Percent admitted who enrolled 30% 35% 27%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Henderson State University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 3,961
Undergraduate enrollment 3,404
Graduate enrollment 557

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Henderson State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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