State Colleges and Universities

Though Henderson State University was founded in 1890 as a private Methodist college, the university became a state college in 1929. We are a proud member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), an organization made up of more than 400 public colleges, universities and university systems throughout the United States.

Like all state colleges and universities, Henderson State University focuses on students, and the School with a Heart connects a liberal-arts education with an environment that attracts young people ready to lead, shape and expand this community and the world into which they will graduate. An education from Henderson is a smart investment, offering a high-quality, accessible and affordable choice to earning a four-year bachelor's degree.

We provide unique opportunities for individuals seeking a broader higher education experience within an intimate and collaborative learning environment where faculty are scholars and mentors. We share a commitment to support the needs of our local community, region and state. Perhaps most important, we are dedicated to fulfilling the promise to make higher education available to anyone who is willing to work hard in order to be successful.