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Henderson State University, also referred to as HSU, was established in the year 1890. This university is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States. It offers a range of degrees and certificate programs to students through the following colleges:
  • Graduate School
  • Honors College
  • Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences
The university is a member of the NCAA Division II and participates in the Gulf South Conference. The men's teams of HSU participate in basketball, baseball, football, swimming, and tennis. The women's teams play basketball, golf, cross country, swimming, softball, and volleyball. The students of the university also operate a radio station on campus called KSWH-FM. Some of the notable alumni of HSU are Ken Duke, professional golfer; Sid McMath, two-term governor of Arkansas; and Lloyd L. Burke, Medal of Honor recipient.

Profile of Henderson State UniversityHenderson State is found in Arkadelphia, AR. Arkadelphia is a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Post-Master's certificate at Henderson State.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in education and teaching, family and social work, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Henderson State Selectivity

Admission to Henderson State is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 630.

Henderson State has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 3, 603 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life
Henderson State offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Henderson State values student athletics, and belongs to the Gulf South Conference. Henderson State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching167curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, middle school teaching, physical education teaching, teacher education, elementary/middle school admin, social science teaching, school Counselling, . . .
Business and Management96business, accounting, MIS
Liberal Arts90sociology, general studies, English, speech and rhetoric, history, political science, Spanish language, liberal arts and sciences
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy41sports and fitness management, parks and recreation management, athletic trainer
Family and Social Work37social work, family and consumer science, public administration, child care management
Therapy and Counselling30psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine28registered nursing
Science26biology, physics, chemistry
Art Studies13art studies
Transportation9commercial pilot and flight crew
Music8music performance, music
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Contact: Henderson StateHenderson State University

1100 Henderson St

Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

General Phone: (870) 230-5000


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