Henderson State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Arkadelphia, AR

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How much is the Henderson State tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Henderson State's tuition & fees is $7,885 for Arkansas residents and $9,882 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $27,419 for Arkansas residents and $29,416 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Henderson State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$7,885
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,882
Books & Supplies Costs$2,598
On-campus Room & Board$9,558
On-campus Expenses$7,378
Off-campus Room & Board$8,512
Off-campus Expenses$7,794
2023-2024 Estimates
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$8,224
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,997

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Henderson State for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $40,695 at Henderson State. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $108,439. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $73,546.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$9,997$26,933$18,361
Sophomore (2024-25)$10,114$27,050$18,378
Junior (2025-26)$10,232$27,168$18,395
Senior (2026-27)$10,351$27,287$18,412
4 Years Total$40,695$108,439$73,546
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$10,114$27,050$18,378
Sophomore (2025-26)$10,232$27,168$18,395
Junior (2026-27)$10,351$27,287$18,412
Senior (2027-28)$10,472$27,408$18,429
4 Years Total$41,170$108,914$73,614
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$10,232$27,168$18,395
Sophomore (2026-27)$10,351$27,287$18,412
Junior (2027-28)$10,472$27,408$18,429
Senior (2028-29)$10,594$27,530$18,447
4 Years Total$41,650$109,394$73,683
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$10,351$27,287$18,412
Sophomore (2027-28)$10,472$27,408$18,429
Junior (2028-29)$10,594$27,530$18,447
Senior (2029-30)$10,718$27,654$18,464
4 Years Total$42,136$109,880$73,752
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$10,472$27,408$18,429
Sophomore (2028-29)$10,594$27,530$18,447
Junior (2029-30)$10,718$27,654$18,464
Senior (2030-31)$10,843$27,779$18,482
4 Years Total$42,628$110,372$73,822

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Henderson State' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Arkansas, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $8,461.
Henderson State University$7,885$9,882
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Arkansas Four-years Colleges$13,726
Public Schools$5,423$8,461
Private Schools$17,236

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Henderson State and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Henderson State UniversityArkadelphia, AR$7,885$9,882
SUNY College at PlattsburghPlattsburgh, NY$8,881$18,791
University of Maryland Global CampusAdelphi, MD$7,992$12,336
University of North Texas at DallasDallas, TX$9,590$22,189
Bowie State UniversityBowie, MD$8,999$19,889
Lincoln UniversityLincoln University, PA$12,512$19,384
Emporia State UniversityEmporia, KS$7,356$15,669
SUNY College at PotsdamPotsdam, NY$8,712$18,622
Chadron State CollegeChadron, NE$7,354$8,078
University of Mary WashingtonFredericksburg, VA$14,559$31,479
California State University-StanislausTurlock, CA$7,826$19,706

Financial Aid and COA

At Henderson State University, 1,646 students (74%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $8,473.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Henderson State is $20,943 for students living on-campus and $20,313 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 406 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,580 and the average amount of student loans is $6,321.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$27,419$29,416
COA (off-campus)$26,789$28,786
Tuition & Fees$7,885$9,882
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$19,534$19,534
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,904$18,904
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$18,946$20,943
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$18,316$20,313
Average Financial Aid$8,473$8,473
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,64674%$8,473
Pell Grants99845%$4,928
Federal Student Loan1,00245%$6,525
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid40698%-
Grants or Scholarships37390%$9,580
Federal Grants19647%$5,199
Pell Grants19547%$5,055
Other Federal Grants7117%$470
State/Local Grants22554%$1,464
Institutional Grants35285%$6,321
Student Loan Aid18845%$6,321
Federal Student Loans18344%$5,091
Other Student Loans195%$13,512
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level364364$7,567
110,001 or more9898$6,116

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Henderson State's acceptance rate is 75.01%. A total of 2,377 applicants applied to and 1,783 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 418 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 23.44%.
To apply to Henderson State, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Acceptance Rate75.01%72.61%76.39%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.44%33.91%17.71%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to Henderson State. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,065 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 21.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0659781,151
National Average1,168
Arkansas Average1,082
SAT EBRW527470583
SAT Math538508568
ACT Composite211824
National Average24
Arkansas Average21
ACT Math211724
ACT English221825

Student Population

Henderson State University has a total of 2,519 students including 1,807 undergraduate and 712 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,209 male students and 1,710 female students attending Henderson State. The school offers online degree programs and 790 students enrolled online exclusively (31.36% of all students).
Total2,919 1,2091,710
Undergraduate2,228 1,0551,173
Graduate691 154537

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, AR
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered104 Programs
Online Program Offered5 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered12 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate70.66%
Student Population2,519
Graduation Rate39%
Transfer-out Rate19%
Retention Rate57%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties178 (Full-time), 41 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs397 (Full-time), 47 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$59,722
Average Staff Salary$44,756