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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,290 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
4,072 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
80.8% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
268 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Henderson State University is $6,450, which is $541 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $13,290, which is 206% of the cost for in-state students, and is $5,086 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

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.

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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.

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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, 0.73% Asian, 0.42% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.06% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Henderson State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.9%), followed by White Male (22%) and Black or African American Female (9.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (0.93%), followed by White Male (0.42%) and Black or African American Female (0.39%).

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In 2016, 190 more women than men graduated from Henderson State University. The majority of students graduating from Henderson State University are White. These 482 graduates mean that there were 3.95 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 122 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Henderson State University is General Studies with 65 graduates, followed by General Business with 57 graduates and General Psychology with 39 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Henderson State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Parks, Recreation, & Leisure, with 42 graduates, followed by Education with 153 graduates and Transportation with 15 graduates.


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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 $99,845 (0.6%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's 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 $7.35M on benefits.

Henderson State University employs 59 Assistant professors, 54 Professors, and 38 Associate professors. Most academics at Henderson State University are Male Professors (44), Female Assistant professors (36), and Male Assistant professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Henderson State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 76 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 55 employees, and Management with 50 employees.



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