Henderson State University is a four-year degree-conferring public liberal arts university located in a serene campus at Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Founded in 1890 as Arkadelphia Methodist College, its name was changed in 1904 to Henderson College and was under Methodist control for over 39 years. It was turned over to the state of Arkansas in 1929 after which its name was changed to Henderson State Teachers College. With the massive expansion and development the school went through after becoming a state college which included the launch of graduate programs coupled with the school’s ever-increasing student population, the state decided to rename the school Henderson State College in 1967 and finally Henderson State University in 1975 to reflect the various changes.
With a strong liberal arts background, the university offered a core curriculum of general liberal arts and science subjects that helped students develop a better grasp and appreciation of their chosen field of study.
Today, Henderson State University offers degree programs through its distinguished schools and colleges; namely, the Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Education, and the Graduate School. The university maintains a degree program in nursing and offers the only Bachelor of Arts in Aviation program in Arkansas.
There are around 3,584 students enrolled at Henderson, 3,089 of them undergraduates and 495 graduates. These students are under the guidance of 161 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold a doctorate in their chosen fields. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1 and the average class size is 30.
Cost of tuition varies depending on the chosen course or major. On-campus housing is available for students who are interested to avail of the service.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Henderson State University.