HOT SPRINGS -- Arkadelphia-based Henderson State University has opened its Hot Springs campus, with 145 students enrolled in 24 classes, school officials announced Thursday.
The classrooms are located in leased space at the Landmark Building downtown. HSU had previously occupied space at National Park Community College in Hot Springs as part of a partnership between the two schools.
Steve Fellers, media relations coordinator at HSU, said the university has wanted a stronger presence in Hot Springs for several years.
"The initiative focuses on ... developing programs suited to the needs of the area, resulting in more opportunities for more students to complete a four-year degree without commuting long distances to other campus locations," Fellers said.
HSU students at the Hot Springs campus can take their junior, senior and graduate courses, which will count toward degrees in business and education, without having to leave Hot Springs, according to the university.
State Desk on 01/16/2015