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

www.getreddie.com
Size

Total undergrads: 3,118

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,833

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

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

Education
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
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology
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:www.hsu.edu/form.aspx?id=2790
Address:1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
Setting:32
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,551
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):29%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,754 (49% 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:$8,340
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,180
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,678

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Henderson State University Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services31
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education787
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs151
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Physical Sciences2
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2
Social Sciences2
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Visual and Performing Arts4
Grand total814212

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education32
Grand total32

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,340
Out-of-state$15,180
Books and supplies$1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,908
Out-of-state$10,858

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid74098%
Grant or scholarship aid72195%$9,678
Student loan aid44158%$5,358

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,83291%$8,320
Federal student loans1,80458%$6,566

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 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,0721,6352,437
Percent admitted100%66%66%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%20%17%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
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 2017

Total Enrollment3,551
Undergraduate enrollment3,052
Graduate enrollment499

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 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • 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

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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.

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