Henderson State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,930
4.52% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,910
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.15%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
75.6%
3,879 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,037
69.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
34.2%
264 Graduates

About

Henderson State University is a higher education institution located in Clark County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Henderson State University were Elementary Education & Teaching (57 degrees awarded), General Psychology (57 degrees), and General Business (54 degrees).

In 2019, 733 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Henderson State University. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (524 degrees), 4.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (126 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Henderson State University is $6,930, which is $−15,096 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Henderson State University is $6,930, which is $−15,096 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,910.

In 2019, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,930
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Henderson State University was $6,930. The cost of tuition at Henderson State University is $−15,096 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$11,910
2019 Value
5.39%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Henderson State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,910. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Henderson State University grew by 5.39%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,583
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Henderson State University was of $8,583 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 14.4% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Henderson State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 9.78% with respect to 2018, when 92% 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.
7.15%
2017 Default Rate
72
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Henderson State University was 7.15%, which represents 72 out of the 1007 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Henderson State University received 3,879 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 35.8% annual growth. Out of those 3,879 applicants, 2,934 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.6% acceptance rate.

There were 4,037 students enrolled at Henderson State University in 2019, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Henderson State University has an overall enrollment yield of 27%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,934
Accepted Out of 3,879

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Henderson State University was 75.6% (2,934 admissions from 3,879 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 90.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 35.8%, while admissions grew by 13.5%.

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage
38
Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Henderson State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Henderson State University has a total enrollment of 4,037 students. The full-time enrollment at Henderson State University is 2,821 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,216. This means that 69.9% of students enrolled at Henderson State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Henderson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.8% White, 17.9% Black or African American, 5.23% Hispanic or Latino, 4.9% Two or More Races, 1.26% Asian, 0.595% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.446% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Henderson State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Black or African American Female (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (58.3%), followed by White Male (18.4%) and Black or African American Female (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Henderson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,037 students. The full-time enrollment at Henderson State University is 2,821 and the part-time enrollment is 1,216. This means that 69.9% of students enrolled at Henderson State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2019 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 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Henderson State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,737
  2. Black or African American
    723
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    211

The enrolled student population at Henderson State University is 67.8% White, 17.9% Black or African American, 5.23% Hispanic or Latino, 4.9% Two or More Races, 1.26% Asian, 0.595% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.446% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 38 students (0.941%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 225 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 (524 degrees awarded). There were 4.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (126 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Henderson State University is Elementary Education & Teaching (57 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (57 degrees) and General Business (54 degrees).

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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees awarded), Education (200 degrees), and Transportation (14 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,542,648 people), Secondary school teachers (508,068 people), Education administrators (297,560 people), Social workers, all other (273,055 people), and Special education teachers (227,906 people).

The most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees awarded), Education (200 degrees), Transportation (14 degrees), Psychology (73 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees).

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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, Chief executives & legislators, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees awarded), Education (200 degrees), Transportation (14 degrees), Psychology (73 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees).

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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 (3,010,163 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (396,701 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (319,284 people), Individual & family services (252,730 people), and Outpatient care centers (244,990 people).

The most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (49 degrees awarded), Education (200 degrees), Transportation (14 degrees), Psychology (73 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (33 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 54 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Henderson State University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 57 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

254
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
479
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 254 degrees were awarded to men at Henderson State University, which is 0.53 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (479).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Henderson State University in General Business, which is 1.43 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 55 degrees were awarded to women at Henderson State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 27.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 16% of students graduating from Henderson State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (45.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Henderson State University is Female and White (45.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    524 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    126 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Henderson State University is white (524 degrees awarded). There were 4.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (126 degrees).

0.409% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    334 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    190 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Henderson State University is white female (334 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (190 degrees).

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Operations

Henderson State University has an endowment valued at nearly $21M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $106k (0.504%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Henderson State University had a total salary expenditure of $66.8M. Henderson State University employs 63 Assistant professors, 52 Professors, and 42 Associate professors. Most academics at Henderson State University are Female Assistant professors (41), Male Professors(40), and Female Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Henderson State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 75 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 60 employees, and Management with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21M
2019 Endowment
7.27%
growth from 2018

Henderson State University has an endowment valued at about $21M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Henderson State University grew 7.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.5M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.11M - Federal
  2. $674k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Henderson State University received $2.11M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $674k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$26.9M
2019 Salaries
4.14%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Henderson State University paid a median of $26.9M in salaries, which represents 40.4% of their overall expenditure ($66.8M) and a 4.14% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.61% growth from 2017 and a 1.82% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.9M
Instructional Salaries
187
Number of Employees

In 2019, Henderson State University paid a total of $11.9M to 187 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
63 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
75 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Henderson State University were Assistant professor with 63 employees; Professor with 52 employees; and Professor with 42 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Henderson State University were Office and Administrative Support with 75 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 60 employees; and Management with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Henderson State University was Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, Male Professor with 40 employees, and Female Associate professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Henderson State University.

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