Henderson State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,880
2022 Average Net Price
$17,656
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.49%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
70.7%
2,345 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,519
68.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
38.5%
286 Graduates

About

Henderson State University is a higher education institution located in Clark County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Postbaccalaureate Certificate concentrations at Henderson State University were Education of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs (70 degrees awarded), Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Instructor (69 degrees), and Elementary & Middle School Administration (10 degrees).

In 2022, 946 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Henderson State University. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (665 degrees), 4.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (142 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Henderson State University is $5,880, which is $−18,116 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Henderson State University is $5,880, which is $−18,116 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,656.

In 2022, 74% of undergraduate students attending Henderson State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,880
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Henderson State University was $5,880. The cost of tuition at Henderson State University is $−18,116 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$17,656
2022 Value
8.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Henderson State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,656. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Henderson State University grew by 8.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,935
Room and Board
$2,598
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Henderson State University was of $8,935 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.9% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,598. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.92% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Henderson State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 22.1% with respect to 2021, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.49%
2019 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Henderson State University was 2.49%, which represents 22 out of the 883 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Henderson State University received 2,345 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.35% annual growth. Out of those 2,345 applicants, 1,657 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,519 students enrolled at Henderson State University in 2022. 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Henderson State University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,657
Accepted Out of 2,345

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Henderson State University was 70.7% (1,657 admissions from 2,345 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 75%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.35%, while admissions declined by −7.07%..

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage (2022)
20
Scores Submitted (2022)

5% of enrolled first-time students at Henderson State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Henderson State University had a total enrollment of 2,519 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Henderson State University is 1,730 students and the part-time enrollment is 789. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at Henderson State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Henderson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.3% White, 22% Black or African American, 6.63% Hispanic or Latino, 1.55% Asian, 1.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.238% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Henderson State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.5%), followed by White Male (28.3%) and Black or African American Male (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (70.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (16.9%) and White Male (7.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Henderson State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,519 students. The full-time enrollment at Henderson State University is 1,730 and the part-time enrollment is 789. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at Henderson State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Henderson State University was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Henderson State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,594 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    553 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    167 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Henderson State University is 63.3% White, 22% Black or African American, 6.63% Hispanic or Latino, 1.55% Asian, 1.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.238% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 74 students (2.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 316 more women than men received degrees from Henderson State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Henderson State University is white (665 degrees awarded). There were 4.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (142 degrees).

The most common Postbaccalaureate Certificate concentration at Henderson State University is Education of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs (70 degrees awarded), followed by Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Instructor (69 degrees) and Elementary & Middle School Administration (10 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Henderson State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (43 degrees awarded), Education (323 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,726,554 people), Secondary school teachers (529,985 people), Education administrators (327,890 people), Other managers (242,005 people), and Postsecondary teachers (218,756 people).

The most specialized majors at Henderson State University in 2022 are Transportation (43 degrees awarded), Education (323 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees), English (13 degrees), and Psychology (49 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Personal financial advisors, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Transportation (43 degrees awarded), Education (323 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees), English (13 degrees), and Psychology (49 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,194,163 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (503,768 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (344,497 people), Outpatient care centers (230,842 people), and Individual & family services (182,785 people).

The most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Transportation (43 degrees awarded), Education (323 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees), English (13 degrees), and Psychology (49 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Henderson State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 63 degrees awarded
  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Henderson State University was Registered Nursing with 64 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

315
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
631
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 315 degrees were awarded to men at Henderson State University, which is 0.499 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (631).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Henderson State University in General Business, which is 1.61 times more than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Henderson State University in Education of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs, which is 69 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 23% of students graduating from Henderson State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Henderson State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.35% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    665 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    142 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Henderson State University is white (665 degrees awarded). There were 4.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (142 degrees).

0.74% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    441 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    224 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Henderson State University is white female (441 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (224 degrees).

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Operations

Henderson State University has an endowment valued at nearly $25M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 69.1k (0.277%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Henderson State University had a total salary expenditure of 56.5M. Henderson State University employs 36 Professors, 28 Associate professors and 24 Assistant professors. Most academics at Henderson State University are Male Professor (26), Female Assistant professor (16), and Female Associate professor (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Henderson State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 58 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 35 employees, and Management with 30 employees.

Endowment

$25M
2022 Endowment
6.61%
decline from 2021

Henderson State University has an endowment valued at about $25M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Henderson State University declined 6.61% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.5M
2022 Salaries
8.97%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Henderson State University paid a median of $21.5M in salaries, which represents 38.1% of their overall expenditure ($56.5M) and a 8.97% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.18M
Instructional Salaries
95
Number of Employees

In 2022, Henderson State University paid a total of $6.18M to 95 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
36 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
58 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Henderson State University were Professor with 36 employees, Associate professor with 28 employees, and Assistant professor with 24 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Henderson State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 58 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees, and Management with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Henderson State University was Male Professor with 26 employees, Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Female Associate professor with 15 employees.

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