Henderson State University

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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

[email protected]

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.

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