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Henderson State University

Henderson State University

Henderson State University campus.

Aspiring Central Arkansas students looking to continue their education past high school, have a great resource in Arkadelphia. Henderson State University was established in 1890 as Arkadelphia Methodist College. It is the second-oldest university in the state.

In 1904, the college name changed to Henderson-Brown College, to honor Charles Christopher Henderson, a prominent Arkadelphia businessman.

Throughout the years, the college name changed six times, until the current name was chosen in 1975. The university remains the only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in Arkansas. It is just one of the many universities in Arkansas.

More than 3,500 students attend the university to pursue undergraduate and post-graduate degrees from the School of Business, the Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and the Graduate School.

The HSU student athletes compete in the Great American Conference in sports like, football, baseball, softball, swimming and volleyball. While in central Arkansas, cheer on the Reddies during the Battle of the Ravine, the oldest rivalry in the NCAA Division II. 

Address: 1100 Henderson Street Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71999  |  Phone: 870-230-5000
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