About

Henderson State University is committed to preparing students for employment in high-demand fields in Arkansas and our region. We offer comprehensive academic programs in the areas of business, innovation and entrepreneurship; applied professional science and technology; health, education, and social sustainability; and the arts and humanities.

Founded in 1890, Henderson served as a teachers’ college for more than four decades and continues to be known as a national leader in teacher education. Our business and accounting degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Henderson nursing students regularly score a 100 percent pass rate on licensing exams, and our aviation program offers the only four-year degree in the State of Arkansas. Our degrees connect Henderson students from school to work in careers that are in high demand.

The university encourages scholarly and creative activities in a caring, personal atmosphere that reflects the university’s motto for more than a century, “The School with a Heart.” Henderson State is a proud member of the Arkansas State University System.

Mission
Henderson State University provides a learning environment that prepares students for a lifetime of intellectual and personal growth in a global society.

Vision
Henderson will be recognized as a national model for bridging the liberal arts and professional aspirations, producing well-rounded graduates who are leaders in their careers and communities.

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