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Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

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Henderson State University

Public 4 Year

About Henderson State University

Henderson State University (HSU), founded in 1890 as Arkadelphia Methodist College, is a public four-year liberal arts university located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States. It is Arkansas's only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Henderson's curricula based on the belief that a liberal arts education is essential for all undergraduates; Henderson utilizes a program based on a core of courses in the arts and sciences. The school owns and operates radio station KSWH-FM, as well as the local Public-access television cable TV channel, HTV on Suddenlink's channel 9.


Located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, AR, 71999-0001, Clark County

Henderson State University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#820 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Arkansas

#14 of 83

2022 Best Public Colleges in Arkansas

#7 of 37

Most Popular Majors

Out of 21 majors categories at Henderson State University, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Henderson State University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni