About

Founded as a private institution in 1890, Henderson State University has a strong liberal arts heritage that is the base of more than 65 undergraduate and graduate programs, earning the university its status as Arkansas’s public liberal arts university. 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.”

Mission
Henderson State University provides a learning environment that prepares students for a lifetime of intellectual and personal growth in a global society.

Vision
Henderson will be recognized as a national model for bridging the liberal arts and professional aspirations, producing well-rounded graduates who are leaders in their careers and communities.

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