91%

Acceptance Rate

$2,685

Avg.Financial Aid

001098

FAFSA Code

About Henderson State University (HSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,961

Website

www.hsu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

There is a public university in Arkadelphia, AR called Henderson State University. Henderson State University covers an area of 151 acres. It was in 1890 when the Henderson State University was founded. Henderson State University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is The School With A Heart and its official colors are red and gray. In addition to over 2,832 undergraduate students, HSU also boasts of over 502 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 3,334. The school has an academic staff of 238 who teach various courses to the students. At Henderson State University, around 91% of the students are 24 and under. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 58% of the students are females and 42% are males. Finally, at HSU around 67% are white, 18% are Black or African American, and 6% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. In its 130 years of existence, HSU has produced several known personalities like Sid McMath, C. Vann Woodward, Jerry Thomasson, and Osro Cobb. Henderson State University's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division II –GAC. Like several universities in the country, athletics play an important part here as well. A total of 260 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by HSU. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), ADiA (American Dietetic Association), HLC Higher Learning Commission, and NASM (National Association of Schools of Music).

Location & Contact

Address

1100 Henderson Street

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8702305000
Fax: 8702305144
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Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

91%

SAT Range

978 - 1130

ACT Range

19 - 25

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Though the varsity takes in only a few number of students, and the admission to HSU is fairly easy. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 963-1126 to improve her chances. The average ACT score at Henderson State University is 21. However, those getting an ACT score less than 19 might also be offered admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71999-0001. They can also call them at (870) 230-5000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$17,451

Average Annual Cost

$6,630

Books And Supplies

$1,600

Other Fees

$1,900

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$7,166

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,700

Total One Year Cost

$20,996

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to HSU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $27,015. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

64%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$54

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

49%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

67 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

51 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

50 Graduates

Psychology, General

41 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

31 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

31 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

30 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

28 Graduates

Social Work

27 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

25 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

24 Graduates

Music

19 Graduates

Biology, General

14 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

14 Graduates

Journalism

13 Graduates

Air Transportation

12 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

10 Graduates

Mathematics

8 Graduates

Political Science and Government

7 Graduates

Chemistry

6 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

6 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

6 Graduates

Physics

6 Graduates

Sociology

6 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

4 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

3 Graduates

Public Administration

3 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

3 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

2 Graduates

Teaching English or French as a Sec...

2 Graduates

History

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,404

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

47%

Full-time

81%

Part-time

19%

Students Gender

Male

43%

US National: 44%

Female

57%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

68% White

2% Unknown

19% Black

5% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

17%

Out Of State

82%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$45,549 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$4,200/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,200/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,200/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Reddie

School Colors

red and gray

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Great American Conference

Total Male Athletes

244

Total Female Athletes

114

Intramural Sports

14

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Football

Golf

Swimming and Diving

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Golf

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $7,880 per year. The average meal plan at HSU costs around $3,200 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 42% and 58%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$27,000/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$35,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$13,043

$23,566

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$135 - 245

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

78%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,685

Students Receiving Federal Grants

33%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,994

Students Receiving State Aid

56%

Average Aid Per Year

$695

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

26%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,821

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$4,088

$30K - $48K

$3,302

$48K - $75K

$3,376

$75K - $110K

$885

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$12,297,742

The financial aid department of Henderson State University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,100, whereas the financial aid is $5,414. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $1,061 and institutional aid worth $5,414. At HSU, the total amount of non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $12,297,742 per year.

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