Box 12255,Searcy, AR 72149 501-279-4407
About Harding University
  • Year of Foundation 1924
  • Size of Campus 275 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Church of Christ
  • Degrees Bachelor's, master's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 4,092
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 53%, 47%, 72%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $13,590
  • Room and Board $5,922
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 4,052
Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences. It is composed of the following academic units: a College of Arts and Humanities, a College of Bible and Religion, a College of Business Administration, a College of Communication, a College of Education, a College of Nursing, a College of Sciences; and graduate and professional programs in business, education, marriage and family therapy, physician assistant studies, pharmacy, and religion. The University serves a diverse, coeducational student body from across the United States and around the world, although the primary constituency for students and financial support is the fellowship of the churches of Christ.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of sororities 15
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Spring Sing, Homecoming Musical, American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series, International Campaigns, Honors Symposium, Uplift
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Minority Student Services, Minority Student Action Committee
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 15
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Percent students who are frat members 41%
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Big Brothers, Big Sisters, International Campaigns, Camps, Dactylology Club, Good News Singers, Harding Outreach Program of Evangelism, JOY Club, ONE Club, Timothy Club
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 43%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Alpha Psi Omega, Alpha Theta Omega, Delta Mu Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, Nu Delta Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Eta Sigma, Pi Kappa Delta, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Theta Tau Internationa
  • Number of frats 15
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Little Rock, AR (50), Memphis, TN (105)
  • Distance to nearest train Little Rock, AR (50)
  • Distance to nearest bus Searcy, AR (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
Student Housing
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 42
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 50%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 72%
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (53%), men's dorms (38%), apartments for married students (4%), apartment for single students (5%), special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 20%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 80%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 30%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
Campus Services
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Access is provided for 12,000 electronic books and for over 14,143 electronic journals; the Williams Miles History of Chemistry Collection with 2676 volumes; archives including history of Harding items: Petit Jean, Bison, pictures, AWH Memorabilia, some so
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 8,863
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 20
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 250
  • Number Of Books in Library 236,733
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Museums Brackett Library catalogs and includes in our library system:a music collection housed in the Reynolds Center; educational items housed in the Education Curriculum Lab and videos housed in the Simmons Lab of the Nursing Department.
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Microforms 251,046
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Subscriptions 15,232
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus 100%
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books 12,236
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 6
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 1 year 90%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Central Arkansas)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years 95%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Alltel CorporationAmerican ExpressAcxiom CorporationColumbia AcademyErnst & YoungHCA - The Health Care CompanyPeace Corps
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 30%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,500
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 80%
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village