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Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR

At A Glance

Main Address

1100 Henderson St

Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

www.hsu.edu

Admission Office

1100 Henderson Street

Box 7560

Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

(870) 230--5028

Fax : (870) 230--5066

admissions@hsu.edu

Contact : Brandie Benton

Assoc Provost Enrollment Services & Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 6272

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 3,000

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 45.0%

Average financial aid package : $9,279.00

In-State Tuition : $9,241.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $11,641.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Rural

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 65.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 20.0%
Education : 16.0%
Liberal Arts : 9.0%
Psychology : 8.0%
Health Professions : 7.0%
Public Administration and Social Services : 7.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 6.0%
Parks And Recreation : 5.0%

Associates
Health Professions : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business/Commerce, General B M
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies C
Fashion Merchandising C
Financial Planning and Services C
Information Resources Management C
Investments and Securities C
Management Science C
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management C
Selling Skills and Sales Operations C

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Communication, General B
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education B
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Curriculum and Instruction M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship M
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General B
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor C

Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics B

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing C
English Language and Literature, General B
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing C

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Child Development B
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist B
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor M
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist B
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A B

History
History, General B
Public/Applied History C

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies M

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy C

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration B
Social Work B M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B
Forensic Science and Technology C

Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Transportation & Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Film/Cinema/Media Studies C
Music Performance, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Cross-Registration

Honors Program

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

125 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : planetarium

Geographic Location : 67 miles from Little Rock.

Large Town

Rural

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 3,000

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : 2,995

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 85.0%

Out of state students : 15.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

Black African American : 21.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 5.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 66.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The Oracle

Student Newspaper URL : www.hsuoracle.com

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 86.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 56.0%

Housing Options

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $50.00

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Reddies

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

NCAA Division II

Intercollegiate

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cross-Country

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: Not reported

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Recommended: ACT (writing section optional)

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Test scores must be on file with Admissions prior to registering for classes.

A note from the college

Rigor of secondary school record, class rank, academic GPA, and standardized test scores very important.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 14.0%

Top Quarter : 22.0%

Top Half : 68.0%

Bottom Half : 32.0%

Bottom Quarter : 8.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 20.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 20.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 13.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 13.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 6.0%

1.00 - 1.99 : 2.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: The Advanced Placement Program gives students the opportunity to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Henderson awards credit based on an AP exam score of 3 or above. Credit will be awarded after a student has completed 15 hours of "C" or better course work with a 2.0 grade point average.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

1

0

English

4

0

Math

4

0

Science

3

0

Social Studies

2

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

--*

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

--*

--

All

Art History

3

3

ART2033 Humanities Art

All

Biology

3

4

BIO 1013 & 1021 Introduction to Biology Lecture & Lab

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MTH 1294 Calculus I

All

Calculus BC

3

4

MTH 2044 Calculus II

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHM 1014 University Chemistry I

All

4

8

CHM 1014 & 1024 University Chemistry I and University Chemistry II

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CSC 2003 Introduction to Computers

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

CSC 2003 Introduction to Computers

All

Drawing

3

--

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENG 1463 Freshman English A

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENG 1473 Freshman English B

All

Environmental Science

3

3

BIO 2283 Environmental Science

All

European History

3

3

HIS 1013 Civ to 1660

All

5

6

HIS 1013 & 1023 Civ to 1660 & Civ since 1660

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

FRE 2033 French III

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

GER 2033 German III

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEO 1023 Introduction to Geography

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUS 2033 Humanities Music

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHY 2034 General Physics I

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHY 2044 General Physics II

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 1013 General Psychology

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPA 2033 Spanish III

All

Statistics

3

3

MTH 2323 Statistical Reasoning

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

PSC 1013 American National Government

All

United States History

3

3

HIS 2053 U.S. History to 1877

All

4

6

HIS 2053 & 2063 U.S. History to 1877 & U.S. History since 1877

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIS 1013

All

5

6

HIS 1013, HIS 1023

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Biology

50

4

Chemistry

50

4

College Algebra

50

3

English Literature

50

6

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

50

6

French II

62

12

German I

50

6

German II

63

12

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Humanities

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

6

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

66

12

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 66.0%

% of loans / jobs : 34.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 86.0%

% Judged to have need : 87.0%

% that were offered aid : 87.0%

% that had need fully met : 14.0%

% of need met : 45.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $9,279.00

Avg non need-based aid : $7,195.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $4,800.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,000.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Christina Jones

Financial aid office phone : (870) 230-5138

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $240.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $320.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

State/District Residency

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$9,241.00

$9,241.00

$9,241.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$11,641.00

$11,641.00

$11,641.00

Room and board:

$8,558.00

$8,000.00

$2,700.00

Books and supplies:

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,400.00

$2,400.00

$2,000.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,300.00

$2,500.00

$2,500.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$23,099.00

$23,741.00

$18,041.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$25,499.00

$26,141.00

$20,441.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 1

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 67

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 94

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 71.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 29.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

Must be in good academic standing with former institution and have a GPA no less than 2.0 based on Henderson's computation of courses

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $11,641.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $8,558.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $8,000.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $320.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program