Hello, Future Reddie!

Henderson State University is known for our diverse student body with students from across the state, region and world. We are a close-knit campus where students, faculty and alumni come together to support each other in lifelong learning. Our students are truly the heart of our campus and our faculty members take your individual journey to heart, working closely with you to ensure your success.

About Henderson State University

WHAT IS A REDDIE? It’s who we are. The Reddie Spirit was born inside the student body in 1914 when the campus, the students’ beloved Henderson, 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. Today, the Reddie Spirit can be found in every student, professor, staff member and alumnus of Henderson State University. 

Over 93+ Majors and Programs Available including Aviation, Biology, Social Work and Education.

Live Reddie in one of our 90+ student organizations

Types Of Organizations:

  • Community Service & Social Awareness
  • Greek Life
  • Honorary Societies
  • Special Interest & Recreational Sports
  • Spiritual & Religious
FOUNDED IN 1890 as one of Arkansas’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Henderson State University’s reputation reflects excellent academic programs, engaging student life and affordable tuition rates. Over the years, Henderson State has gone by many names; however, it has remained Arkansas’s SCHOOL WITH A HEART®. At home in Arkadelphia, you’ll find a warm and caring college town that fuels the REDDIE SPIRIT!

Everyone Gets A Scholarship 

When we say you can get more money for your college education from Henderson State University, we mean it. We are now TEST OPTIONAL, meaning we provide scholarships based on your GPAs, NOT just your test scores. Your GPA is a great indicator of how you’ll do in college, so we want to reward you with scholarship money that makes your education affordable and attainable.

All fully admitted first-time freshmen students who submit their official high school transcripts will be evaluated for a scholarship, with no test required.

Learn more here.

GO GREEK. You’ll find plenty of ways to get involved with the growing Greek community during your time at Henderson State University. Henderson has 12 sororities and fraternities that offer leadership opportunities, professional networking, enhanced academic support, loads of social activities and events and strong relationships that last a lifetime.

Plan Your Visit

Reddie Days

Reddie Day is your preview into life at Henderson State University. During this event you will have a chance to learn about the admission and enrollment process, gather information about scholarships/other campus resources and experience what it means to Live Reddie. This event is specially designed for high school juniors, seniors and transfer students. While the information is similar at each Reddie Day, the schedule may be a little different. Registration is coming soon.

  • November 9, 2021
  • February 10, 2022
  • April 7, 2022
Campus Tours

In addition to daily weekday tours, you can register for tours at 10 a.m. on the following Saturdays:

  • October 9, 2021
  • October 23, 2021
  • November 6, 2021
  • January 29, 2022
  • March 12, 2022
  • April 2, 2022

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Request Your Viewbook

Thank you for your interest in Henderson State! Complete the form below, and we’ll provide you with our latest viewbook and information about upcoming events, programs, application information, and more!


Reddie to Take the Next Step?

When you come to Henderson State University, you aren’t just another student. You’re a member of the Reddie family and we all want to see you succeed. Learn more and schedule your campus visit today. 

“The heart of who we are is to love, support, motivate and help students grow and be successful.”
Dr. Talisha Givan
Teachers College Henderson