Henderson State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,420

3.38% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$11,219

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.38%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

66.1%

4,072 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,551

80.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

33.4%

266 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 General Studies (65 degrees awarded), General Business (57 degrees), and General Psychology (39 degrees).

In 2016, 674 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Henderson State University. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (482 degrees), 3.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (122 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Henderson State University is $6,420, which is $-13,740 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Henderson State University is $6,420, which is $-13,740 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,219.

In 2016, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,420

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Henderson State University was $6,420. The cost of tuition at Henderson State University is $-13,740 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$11,219

2016 Value

3.96%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Henderson State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,219. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Henderson State University grew by 3.96%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,498

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Henderson State University was of $6,498 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 3.24% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 33.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Henderson State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.09% with respect to 2015, 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.

8.38%

2015 Default Rate

95

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Henderson State University was 8.38%, which represents 95 out of the 1134 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Henderson State University received 4,072 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.55% annual growth. Out of those 4,072 applicants, 2,692 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.1% acceptance rate.

There were 3,551 students enrolled at Henderson State University in 2016, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Henderson State University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,692

Accepted Out of 4,072

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Henderson State University was 66.1% (2,692 admissions from 4,072 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 63.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 7.55%, while admissions grew by 12.3%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

33

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at Henderson State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Henderson State University has a total enrollment of 3,551 students. The full-time enrollment at Henderson State University is 2,868 students and the part-time enrollment is 683. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at Henderson State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Henderson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.6% White, 23.2% Black or African American, 4.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.21% Two or More Races, 0.732% Asian, 0.422% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0563% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Henderson State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38%), followed by White Male (28%) and Black or African American Female (12.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.9%), followed by White Male (19.5%) and Black or African American Female (18.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Henderson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,551 students. The full-time enrollment at Henderson State University is 2,868 and the part-time enrollment is 683. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at Henderson State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

2016 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 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    2,364

  2. Black or African American

    824

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    146

The enrolled student population at Henderson State University is 66.6% White, 23.2% Black or African American, 4.11% Hispanic or Latino, 3.21% Two or More Races, 0.732% Asian, 0.422% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0563% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 190 more women than men received degrees from Henderson State University. The majority of degree recipients at Henderson State University are white (482 degrees awarded). There were 3.95 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (122 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Henderson State University is General Studies (65 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (57 degrees) and General Psychology (39 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 (42 degrees awarded), Education (153 degrees), and Transportation (15 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 (1,985,790 people), Secondary school teachers (316,143 people), Education administrators (289,027 people), Counselors (246,889 people), and Miscellaneous managers (195,331 people).

The most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees awarded), Education (153 degrees), Transportation (15 degrees), Psychology (58 degrees), and Human Sciences (18 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Marketing & sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees awarded), Education (153 degrees), Transportation (15 degrees), Psychology (58 degrees), and Human Sciences (18 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 (3,026,198 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (353,603 people), Hospitals (332,003 people), Individual & family services (184,241 people), and Outpatient care centers (177,969 people).

The most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees awarded), Education (153 degrees), Transportation (15 degrees), Psychology (58 degrees), and Human Sciences (18 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. 65 degrees awarded

  2. 57 degrees awarded

  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Henderson State University was General Studies with 65 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 242

  2. 432

In 2016, 242 degrees were awarded to men at Henderson State University, which is 0.56 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (432).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Henderson State University in General Business, which is 1.21 times more than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Henderson State University in General Studies, which is 1.6 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

36%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 19% of students graduating from Henderson State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Henderson State University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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% 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

    482 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    122 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Henderson State University is white (482 degrees awarded). There were 3.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (122 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    312 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    170 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Henderson State University is white female (312 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (170 degrees).

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Operations

Henderson State University has an endowment valued at nearly $16.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $99.8k (0.602%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Henderson State University had a total expenditure of $58.4M. Of that $58.4M, they spent $24.8M on salaries and $58.4M on benefits.

Henderson State University employs 59 Assistant professors, 48 Professors, and 38 Associate professors. Most academics at Henderson State University are Male Professors (38), Female Assistant professors(32), and Male Assistant professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Henderson State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 86 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 65 employees, and Management with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.6M

2015 Endowment

2.74%

growth from 2014

Henderson State University has an endowment valued at about $16.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Henderson State University grew 2.74% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.3M 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. $1.64M - Federal

  2. $785k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Henderson State University received $1.64M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $785k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$24.8M

Salary Expenditure

$58.4M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Henderson State University had a total expenditure of $58.4M. Of that $58.4M, they spent $24.8M on salaries and $58.4M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Henderson State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$24.8M

2015 Salaries

2.47%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Henderson State University paid a median of $24.8M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($58.4M) and a 2.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.9% growth from 2013 and a 1.24% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.6M

Instructional Salaries

182

Number of Employees

In 2015, Henderson State University paid a total of $10.6M to 182 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

59 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

86 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Henderson State University were Assistant professor with 59 employees; Professor with 48 employees; and Professor with 38 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Henderson State University were Office and Administrative Support with 86 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 65 employees; and Management with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Henderson State University was Male Professor with 38 employees, Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 27 employees.

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

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