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Henderson State University Demographics & Diversity

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Henderson State University are primarily White with a sizeable Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 34% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Henderson State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 66%
Black 24%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 46% more female students than male students enrolled at Henderson State University with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Henderson State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Henderson State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Henderson State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,610
Women 2,351

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Henderson State University serves a very low number of students outside of Arkansas, with 82 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Henderson State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 82%
Out of State 17%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$45,548 per year

50% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,961
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 14.9%
Part time Undergrads 11.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=107071 IPEDS survey data for Henderson State University.