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Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate66%
Acceptance Rate66%

About Henderson State University

Henderson State University Overview

Henderson State University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Henderson State University was founded in 1890 and enrolls 2,626 undergrads and no graduate students. Henderson State University offers housing for up to 2,067 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 65% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Henderson State University for Fall 2023 is July 15.

Student Activities at Henderson State University

Are you interested in music or performing? At Henderson State University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Henderson State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Henderson State University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Henderson State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Henderson State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Henderson State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 66%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%
In-State Tuition $5,880
Out-of-State $8,088
Percent of Need Met 58%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,279

Is Henderson State University a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Henderson State University offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

Henderson State University Acceptance Rate 2022

Henderson State University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 66% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 4,072 students applied to Henderson State University and 2,692 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Henderson State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 60% of students who start at Henderson State University return the next year. 34% of Henderson State University undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Henderson State University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Henderson State University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Henderson State University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Henderson State University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Henderson State University meets 58% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Henderson State University full-time are awarded $9,279 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $20,638 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Henderson State University.

Based on this information, is Henderson State University the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Henderson State University a good school for you?

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Where is Henderson State University?

Henderson State University is located in the small town setting of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in the suburbs of Little Rock.

If you want to see Henderson State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 30 to Arkadelphia, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bill and Hillary Clinton National/Adams Field.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Henderson State University and Arkadelphia are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1100 Henderson Street Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

Campus Setting: Small Town

Henderson State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Henderson State University is Jul 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Henderson State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Henderson State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Henderson State University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Henderson State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Henderson State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Henderson State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$15,492

In State

$17,412

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,760
$7,680
Fees
$1,632
$1,632
Housing
$8,100
$8,100
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Henderson State University is like? There are approximately 2,626 students enrolled at Henderson State University. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from AR and 14% percent of students are from other states.

89%

Full Time

10%

Part Time

86%

In State

14%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,626

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

66%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,392

Out-of-State

$9,312

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 15
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