Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,551
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,067 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
No
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
No
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

66%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Henderson State University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,072 applications and 2,692 students were granted admission. Henderson State University is at the #64 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 95% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 4% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1018 to 1030
ACT19 to 25
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Tuition & Fees

Henderson State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $13,290 and in-state students paid $6,450.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$11,219
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$6,450
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$13,290
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 98% of Henderson State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 57% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,475 (which is 1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Henderson State University in 2016-2017, was 439, which is 58% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,255 (which is 0.9% below the national average.)

$4,475
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,255
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
98%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Henderson State University has enrolled a total of 3,551 students (2,868 students full-time and 683 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,551 students, 226 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and 3,052 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 499 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 367 students for distance studies.

3,551
Total Enrollment
226
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 67%

Black/African American: 23%

Hispanic: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Asian: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Henderson State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 23% 458 50
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 13% 261
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 7% 139
Psychology 7% 135
Health Professions And Related Programs 6% 126
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5% 104
Visual And Performing Arts 4% 76
Social Sciences 2% 44
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 42
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2% 42

Graduation & Dropout Rates

34%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Henderson State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

3%
Still enrolled
23%
Dropout rate
40%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$25,400
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Henderson State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,400. Last year, out of the total 1,225 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,115 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,256 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,093 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,400 $34,900
Employment Rate 91% 87%
Total Graduates 1,225 1,256

Campus Location

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