Henderson State University

1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

About Henderson State University

Henderson State University is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in arts and sciences and professional fields. The majority of graduate degrees are awarded within the education field. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate3,096
Student Age% Under 2576%
 % 25 and Over24%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time80%
 % Part-time20%
Race/Ethnicity% White70.7%
 % Black19.5%
 % Asian0.8%
 % Latino2.4%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown0.3%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadNO
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted63%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled40%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesNeither required nor recommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of Competencies
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT5%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800620 / 800
 SAT Writing470 / 800540 / 800
 SAT Math500 / 800560 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3624 / 36
 ACT English19 / 3625
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math18 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,275
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,547
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid98%
 % Undergraduates with Loans48%
 % Undergraduates with Grants93%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,200
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,996
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,200
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$5,600
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,800

Neighborhood Data for the Arkadelphia Area

Median Age22.9
Median Household Income$29,880
Total Population10,733
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total44.8% 55.2%
 Age 0-955.2%44.8%
 Age 10-1746.3%53.7%
 Age 18-2444.3%55.7%
 Age 25-2958.0%42.0%
 Age 30-3939.5%60.5%
Race/Ethnicity% White65.9%
 % Black32.1%
 % Asian0.7%
 % Latino2.3%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,200
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,996
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$423
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50057.1%86.6%19.6%
 $500 to $7490.0%13.4%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%0.0%9.3%
 Over $100042.9%0.0%3.1%
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