Henderson State University Overview
Located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Henderson State University is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Arkadelphia draws many to the area.
What Is Henderson State University Known For?
- The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Henderson State University.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
Henderson State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Henderson State University.
Where Is Henderson State University?
Contact details for Henderson State University are given below.
|Address:||1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001|
How Do I Get Into Henderson State University?
You can apply to Henderson State University online at: https://www.hsu.edu/pages/future-students/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/
Admission Requirements for Henderson State University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Henderson State University?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.
Average Test Scores
About 5% of students accepted to Henderson State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 476 and 558. Math scores were between 478 and 565.
Can I Afford Henderson State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Henderson State University, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $5,202 a year. That adds up to $20,808 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Henderson State University is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Henderson State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 607 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,718 full-time undergraduates at Henderson State University, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Henderson State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||543|
|Hispanic or Latino||160|
Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at Henderson State University. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 37 countries are represented at Henderson State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Cameroon, Zimbabwe, and Ukraine.
Online Learning at Henderson State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Henderson State University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 28th most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Henderson State University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Henderson State University was 19.9%. This is the #896 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Henderson State University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Henderson State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Henderson State University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Henderson State University.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Health & Physical Education||#32|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#35|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#322|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Henderson State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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