Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR 71999
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Henderson State University is one of the eleven public 4-year colleges in Arkansas. The campus is located in Arkadelphia town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,334 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 617 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 401 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 65%). Every year 33% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Henderson State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,630, and fees were $1,900. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,280 and $1,900 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students3,334
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 7
Bachelor's degree 2 22
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1934 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1983 - 12/31/2006
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1983 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2007 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT954 to 1123
ACT19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$221/credit
In State Students$221/credit
Out of State Students$276/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$269/credit
In State Students$269/credit
Out of State Students$336/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $9,945 $9,945 $12,420
ADN 70 $15,470 $15,470 $19,320
BSN 125 $27,625 $27,625 $34,500
FNP 50 $13,450 $13,450 $16,800
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 91% of Henderson State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 18% $4,017
Other Federal Grant 11% $2,459
State Grant & Scholarships 60% $1,168
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 30% $3,883
Federal Student Loans 36% $5,510
Private Loans 3% $7,957


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$14,596
$30,001 to $48,000$15,633
$48,001 to $75,000$17,670
$75,001 to $110,000$15,877
Over $110,000--

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71999

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