Henderson by the numbers

The Reddie spirit flows through every aspect of our history. From our founders to faculty to our students to supporters and staff, Henderson State University has cultivated its tradition while watching history in the making. Here are some fast facts about our 125 years of dedication, integrity, and education.

Founded in 1890


  • Arkadelphia, a small town in southwest Arkansas
  • 35 miles from Hot Springs
  • 8 miles from DeGray Lake Resort State Park


  • Traditional residence halls and apartment-style options
  • 46 percent of undergraduate students live on campus

Enrollment for Fall 2014 - 3627

Geographic Profile

  • 86 percent of student population are from Arkansas
  • 13 percent of student population are from 28 other states
  • 1 percent are international students


  • 169 full-time teaching
  • 71 percent hold the highest degree in their field
  • 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio

Undergraduate studies

  • 42 bachelor’s degrees offered

Graduate studies

  • 11 master’s degree programs
  • 1 Educational Specialist degree
  • 5 certificate programs