Henderson Fast Facts

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 that showcase our years of dedication, integrity and education.

History

  • Founded in 1890
  • 'Reddies' became the mascot in 1905

Location

  • Arkadelphia, a small town in southwest Arkansas with a population over 10,000
  • 35 miles from Hot Springs
  • 8 miles from DeGray Lake Resort State Park

  • Little Rock - 1 hour
  • Dallas - 4 hours
  • Jackson - 5 hours
  • Memphis - 3 hours
  • Shreveport - 2 hours

Things to do in Arkadelphia

  • Lake DeGray
  • Hot Springs National Park
  • Pinnacle Mountain 

Campus Life 

  • 3,500+ students
  • 90+ student organizations
  • 12 Division II Sports
  • Combined GPA of Student Athletes = 3.0

Faculty

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

Academic Highlights 

  • 53 degree programs
  • Affordable in-state and out-of-state tuition
  • Exciting innovative media program
  • Arkansas's only four-year Aviation program
  • Competitive Engineering program
  • AACSB accredited Business program
  • No. 2 in the state Nursing program 

Notable Alumni

  • Bobby Bones - Host of "The Bobby Bones Show"
  • Shannon Curtin - Vice President of Coty Cosmetics
  • Gus Malzahn - Auburn University football coach
  • Ken Duke - PGA golfer
  • Sean McGrath - NFL player for the Los Angeles Chargers