Henderson State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,630

3.27% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,431

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.39%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

79.7%

2,367 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,334

78.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

32.5%

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 (67 degrees awarded), General Business (50 degrees), and General Psychology (41 degrees).

In 2017, 722 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Henderson State University. 65.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (530 degrees), 4.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Henderson State University is $6,630, which is $-14,103 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Henderson State University is $6,630, which is $-14,103 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,431.

In 2017, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,630

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Henderson State University was $6,630. The cost of tuition at Henderson State University is $-14,103 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$17,431

2017 Value

55.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Henderson State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,431. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Henderson State University grew by 55.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,910

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Henderson State University was of $6,910 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 6.34% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Henderson State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.4% with respect to 2016, when 91% 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.

7.39%

2016 Default Rate

72

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Henderson State University was 7.39%, which represents 72 out of the 974 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 2,367 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 41.9% annual decline. Out of those 2,367 applicants, 1,886 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,334 students enrolled at Henderson State University in 2017, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Henderson State University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,886

Accepted Out of 2,367

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Henderson State University was 79.7% (1,886 admissions from 2,367 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 66.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -41.9%, while admissions declined by -29.9%.

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SAT Scores

5%

Submission Percentage

28

Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Henderson State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Henderson State University has a total enrollment of 3,334 students. The full-time enrollment at Henderson State University is 2,627 students and the part-time enrollment is 707. This means that 78.8% of students enrolled at Henderson State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Henderson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.8% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 4.83% Hispanic or Latino, 3.18% Two or More Races, 0.66% Asian, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.03% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Henderson State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.5%), followed by White Male (29.6%) and Black or African American Female (12.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (46.8%), followed by White Male (21%) and Black or African American Female (17.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Henderson State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,334 students. The full-time enrollment at Henderson State University is 2,627 and the part-time enrollment is 707. This means that 78.8% of students enrolled at Henderson State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

2017 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 65%. 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

    2,226

  2. Black or African American

    715

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    161

The enrolled student population at Henderson State University is 66.8% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 4.83% Hispanic or Latino, 3.18% Two or More Races, 0.66% Asian, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.03% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 41 students (1.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 220 more women than men received degrees from Henderson State University. The majority of degree recipients at Henderson State University are white (530 degrees awarded). There were 4.08 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Henderson State University is General Studies (67 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (50 degrees) and General Psychology (41 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 (53 degrees awarded), Education (185 degrees), and Human Sciences (24 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 (1,898,275 people), Secondary school teachers (303,663 people), Education administrators (260,626 people), Social workers, all other (194,203 people), and Special education teachers (118,001 people).

The most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Education (185 degrees), Human Sciences (24 degrees), Transportation (12 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (30 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 Personal financial advisors, Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Medical & health services managers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Education (185 degrees), Human Sciences (24 degrees), Transportation (12 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (30 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 (2,792,943 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (248,958 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (200,613 people), Individual & family services (141,750 people), and Child day care services (121,646 people).

The most specialized majors at Henderson State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Education (185 degrees), Human Sciences (24 degrees), Transportation (12 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (30 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. 67 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Henderson State University was General Studies with 67 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 251

  2. 471

In 2017, 251 degrees were awarded to men at Henderson State University, which is 0.533 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (471).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Henderson State University in General Business, which is 1.82 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 37 degrees were awarded to women at Henderson State University in General Studies, which is 1.23 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

34%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 34% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Henderson State University is Female and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    530 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    130 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Henderson State University is white (530 degrees awarded). There were 4.08 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 degrees).

0.139% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    355 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    175 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Henderson State University is white female (355 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (175 degrees).

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Operations

Henderson State University has an endowment valued at nearly $17.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $110k (0.621%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Henderson State University had a total salary expenditure of $62.2M. Henderson State University employs 64 Assistant professors, 51 Professors, and 34 Associate professors. Most academics at Henderson State University are Male Professors (39), Female Assistant professors(37), and Male Assistant professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Henderson State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 91 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 68 employees, and Management with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$17.7M

2017 Endowment

11.6%

growth from 2016

Henderson State University has an endowment valued at about $17.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Henderson State University grew 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.4M 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. $1.99M - Federal

  2. $885k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Henderson State University received $1.99M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $885k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25M

2017 Salaries

1.82%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Henderson State University paid a median of $25M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($62.2M) and a 1.82% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.1% decline from 2015 and a 2.47% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11M

Instructional Salaries

181

Number of Employees

In 2017, Henderson State University paid a total of $11M to 181 employees working as instructors, which represents 44% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

64 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

91 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Henderson State University were Assistant professor with 64 employees; Professor with 51 employees; and Professor with 34 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Henderson State University were Office and Administrative Support with 91 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 68 employees; and Management with 44 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Henderson State University was Male Professor with 39 employees, Female Assistant professor with 37 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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