Students walking across the South Lawn at Henderson

Henderson State University

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, 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 University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


It’s who we are. The Reddie Spirit was born inside the student body in 1914 when the campus, the students’ beloved Henderson State, was destroyed in a fire. Determined to see the school survive, these students banded together and helped mold the institution into what it is now.

Henderson State University

Dr. Trey Berry

Mailing Address:
1100 Henderson St
Arkadelphia, AR 71999

870-230-5000 or 800-228-7333


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