3,066
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,091
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
66
66%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
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Overview

Henderson State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Arkadelphia, AR, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1100 Henderson Street
PO Box 7560
Arkadelphia, AR  71999-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Brandie Benton
Associate Provost Enrollment Services and Admissions
Email: bentonb@hsu.edu
Phone: 870-230-5203
Fax: 870-230-5066

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,072
Applied
2,692
Accepted
3,066
Enrolled
66%
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Female Admissions

2,437
Females Applied
1,607
Females Accepted
66%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,635
Males Applied
1,085
Males Accepted
66%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.23
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs 3 recommendations
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.5

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen July 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 22 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

6,630
In-state
8,280
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,681
Full-time student fees
7,320
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

10,091
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,279
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
9,204
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,860
Avg. Loan Aid
7,068
Avg. Grant Aid
4,815
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
58%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
14%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,066
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
14%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.3%
Black or African American 23.46%
White or Caucasian 66.04%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.39%
Asian 0.75%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 3.35%
Other 0.23%

Gender

Male (42.92%)
Female (57.08%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 43%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Spring Fling and Parent's Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Heart and Key, Student Government Association and Residence Hall Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
Reddie Rides offered at night

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No No No
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis No No No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Soccer No No No
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball No Division 2 Checkmark

Faculty

257
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 177
Part-time - 80
Male - 123
Female - 134