Henderson State is a public university located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,565 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Henderson State acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 33% of students, Henderson State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,000.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Great American Conference
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Early Decision/Early Action
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities67 Graduates
Elementary Education34 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies30 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services27 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences24 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching19 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.65 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.86 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses
Henderson State University Reviews
Henderson tries to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable. They understand what incoming freshmen are feeling and going through. I appreciated that they go above and beyond to show people around and answer their questions. The campus is beautiful and is constantly being cleaned up and taken care of. Some of the building around campus need to be updated and also I feel like with the growing student population the library needs to be larger. Yes, there are computer labs in most building but the library is one of the central buildings on campus and it is lacking a bit. Saying that, the atmosphere of the college makes up for the few things that need to be updated. Go Reddies!
HSU is a great college, wonderful atmosphere. I would say coming form my home town traveling to AR I could tell it was really segregated in a way. I enjoyed the experience, I felt as tough it was nice place to find myself. there were so many types of people there, I did meet some of my best friends at that college. The first thing I noticed was how beautiful the landscaping was, and also how nice some of the people were. There was always time to meet up with teachers if you did not understand something during the class time, i never had a problem with that! Its really about preference really, I enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and how the school was like its own little town.
Henderson State University has a great campus and plenty of resources to help it’s students pass class and reach their goals. HSU offers free tutoring every day mon-fri. Between the enriching student body and the planning committee there is always something to do, along with a recreational center that has a gym, basketball courts, rock climbing and much more. The students have access to to the Caddo cafeteria that offers a variety of foods of the daily, all the way from pizza and ice cream to Keto meals and salad, as well there is a chic-fil-a and Starbucks and Reddit grill on campus. HSU is a place that a lot of people can feel safe, ever student must complete safety training.