Henderson State University, "The School with a Heart," offers quality undergraduate and graduate education to a diverse student body. As Arkansas's public liberal arts university, we empower each student to excel in a complex and changing world. That’s our mission, and it has been since 1890. We have the programs for you—whether you’re into art or aviation, biology or business, or anything in between. Our outstanding programs are offered through the Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Business; the Teachers College, Henderson; the Honors College; and the Graduate School.A former two-term Arkansas governor. A Medal of Honor recipient. A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. An Academy Award-winning screenwriter and actor. A former general and chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force. A professional golfer. A crime novelist. Each one started right here.