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Located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Henderson State University is a public institution. Arkadelphia is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

$20,165 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
75% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Henderson State University?


Contact details for Henderson State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
Phone: 870-230-5000

How Do I Get Into Henderson State University?

You can apply to Henderson State University online at:

Admission Requirements for Henderson State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Henderson State University?

75% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
6% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Henderson State University is 75%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 6% of students accepted to Henderson State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 583. Math scores were between 508 and 568.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Henderson State University  ( 470 to 583 )

SAT Math Scores for Henderson State University  ( 508 to 568 )
Henderson State University received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Henderson State University  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Henderson State University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Henderson State University  ( 18 to 24 )

Can I Afford Henderson State University?

$20,165 Net Price
74% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Henderson State University is $20,165. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Henderson State University, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $5,328 a year. That adds up to $21,312 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Henderson State University is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Henderson State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,992 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,228 undergraduate students at Henderson State University, with 1,992 being full-time and 236 being part-time.


There are also 691 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,992 full-time undergraduates at Henderson State University, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Henderson State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 40
Black or African American 345
Hispanic or Latino 133
White 1,282
International Students 32
Other Races/Ethnicities 160

Geographic Diversity

Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at Henderson State University. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 37 countries are represented at Henderson State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Cameroon, Zimbabwe, and Ukraine.

Online Learning at Henderson State University

674 Took All Classes Online
2,120 Took At Least One Class Online
16.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,120 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Henderson State University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Henderson State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Henderson State University was 16.0%. This is the #816 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Henderson State University regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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