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Henderson State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Arkadelphia, AR

This school is more affordable than other public schools for out-of-state students.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$5,880

Avg in-state tuition

$8,088

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Henderson State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Henderson State University is a small public university located on a rural campus in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,228, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 75%. The university offers 44 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 37%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $5,880, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $8,088.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

75% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

56% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

37% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Not required or recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-24

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 978-1151

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

73%

Online student enrollment

14:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

66%

Black

18%

Hispanic

6%

Two or more races

5%

Asian

2%

Unknown

1%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Female student population

59%

Socio-economic diversity

50% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

4

Total Online Enrollment

2,120

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

96% On-campus

4% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 2% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 9% online

Master's Check Bold 17% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $5,880 $8,088
Graduate $5,670 $7,848

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $2,598
On-campus room and board $9,558
On-campus other expenses $7,378
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $8,312
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $7,795
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $7,795

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $25,414 $27,622
Off-campus without family $24,585 $26,793
Off-campus with family $16,273 $18,481

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

68%

State Grant Aid

55%

Institution Grant Aid

80%

Pell Grant

50%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,843
State Grant Aid $1,417
Institution Grant Aid $6,764
Pell Grant Aid $4,950

Financial Outlook

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

$29k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division II with football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track Field Xcountry
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Basketball

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

3

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

4

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

5

Education

BA

MA

DOC

6

Engineering

BA

MA

DOC

7

English Language And Literature/Letters

BA

MA

DOC

8

Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

9

Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics

BA

MA

DOC

10

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC