Henderson State University, founded in 1890 as Arkadelphia Methodist College, is a public four-year liberal arts university located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States. It is Arkansas's only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. 

Henderson State University offers its 3,600 students an education based on a comprehensive core of courses in the arts and sciences that bridges academic aspirations with career success. With a 125-year history of providing quality education in an embracing atmosphere, Henderson is one of Arkansas's oldest universities and serves as the alma mater of many of our nation's most successful men and women, individuals who refer to it as the "School with a Heart."