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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$7,392

Avg in-state tuition

$9,312

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 3,163, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 75%. The university offers 46 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 34%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,392, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $9,312.

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 2020-2021 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

61% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

34% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. 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.

Test scores Required

High school rank Required

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Not required or recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-24

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 845-1170

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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3k

Students enrolled

90%

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

64%

Black

19%

Hispanic

6%

Two or more races

6%

Unknown

1%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Female student population

59%

Socio-economic diversity

52% 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

8

Total Online Enrollment

2,833

Student Location Breakout

90% 10%

Percent of Programs Online

92% On-campus

8% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 30% online

Master's Check Bold 42% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

61%

State Grant Aid

60%

Institution Grant Aid

81%

Pell Grant

52%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,162
State Grant Aid $1,386
Institution Grant Aid $6,329
Pell Grant Aid $4,749

Financial Outlook

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

$29k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.