Harding University Rankings

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In the World#2417 of 14178
In North America#747 of 2629
In the United States#684 of 2528
In Arkansas#7 of 24
In Searcy#1 of 1

Quick Review

Religion
Churches of Christ
Acceptance rate
61%
Average SAT
1165
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$19,578 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
3,779
Graduates
1,100
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Harding University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate61%63%60%
Applicants1,8347981,036
Admissions1,125500625
Freshmen enrolled full time800348452
Freshmen enrolled part time422

284 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

290 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
275 or 34%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1060
or below

75% of them
had 1270
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Harding University are 1060-1270 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
664 or 83%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Harding University are 21-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3933 (81%)
Black or African American271 (6%)
Nonresident Alien233 (5%)
Hispanic177 (4%)
Two or more races138 (3%)
Asian75 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown28 (0.6%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander6 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native5 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$19,578/year
Average aid awarded
$10,924
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$13,930
$30-48K$15,735
$48-75K$18,132
$75-110K$21,923
$110K+$22,291

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$20,010$13,372
Tuition in-state$20,010$13,372
Tuition out-of-state$20,010$13,372
Fee in-district$520$520
Fee in-state$520$520
Fee out-of-state$520$520

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity3,218
Combined charge for room and board$7,982
Room charge$3,764
Meal charge$4,218

Harding University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Elementary Education and Teaching5027
Business Administration and Management, General3542
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse51
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services48
Pharmacy48
Kinesiology and Exercise Science441
General Studies361
Accounting37
Public Relations & Image Management35
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General35
Physical Therapy & Therapist35
Physician Assistant34
Psychology, General29
Computer Science29
Mechanical Engineering28
Social Work25
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching817
Educational Leadership and Administration, General214
Information Technology21
Divinity & Ministry192
Finance, General20
Marketing & Marketing Management, General20
International Business & Trade & Commerce19
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies19
English Language and Literature, General17
Bible & Biblical Studies17
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist17
Spanish Language and Literature131
Education, General14
Secondary Education and Teaching14
Child Development13
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing13
Health Teacher Education11
Reading Teacher Education11
Advertising10
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology10
Graphic Design10
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia9
Fashion Merchandising9
History, General8
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management8
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology8
Music Teacher Education7
Biology & Biological Sciences, General7
Dietetics & Dietitian7
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels7
Neuroscience6
Music, General6
Athletic Training & Trainer6
Youth Ministry6
Mathematics Teacher Education6
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General6
Computer Engineering, General6
Biochemistry5
Speech Communication and Rhetoric5
Human Biology5
Broadcast Journalism5
Interior Design5
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering4
Pre-Pharmacy Studies4
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General4
Theology & Theological Studies4
Social Studies Teacher Education3
English & Language Arts Teacher Education3
Fine & Studio Arts, General3
Mathematics, General3
Public Administration3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3
Art Teacher Education3
Journalism2
Chemistry, General2
Family and Community Services2
Family and Consumer Sciences & Home Economics Teacher Education2
International & Global Studies2
Web Page, Digital & Multimedia and Information Resources Design1
Health & Health Care Administration & Management1
Music Performance, General1
Economics, General1
Biology Teacher Education1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General1
Social Sciences, General1
Political Science and Government, General1
French Language and Literature1
American History (United States)1
Drama and Dance Teacher Education1
Painting1
Pastoral Studies & Counseling1
Grand Total84127889
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate69%61%74%
  • Full-time retention rate - 85%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

Publications & Citations

Publications
268
Citations
3,926

Publication count by topic

Medicine
57
Biology
37
Computer science
34
Psychology
29
Chemistry
20
Sociology
17
Engineering
11
History
9
Mathematics
9
Philosophy
7
Political science
6
Art
4
Materials science
4
Environmental science
3
Economics
2
Business
1
Physics
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy23436
Sociology2728113
Economics2890159
Medicine3072901
Biology31531,302
Political science317732
History34311
Computer science3454451
Mathematics3934144
Engineering395192
Chemistry4130362
Psychology454393
Environmental science476215
Materials science502127
Physics53961

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199028
199126
199206
199304
1994116
1995111
1996214
199714
1998118
1999016
2000219
2001018
2002117
2003315
2004434
2005346
20061267
2007984
200814115
200914128
201010147
201112208
201214226
201327302
201427306
201522267
201615316
201712308
201811331
201916291
20207338

General info

Alternative namesHU
Founded1924
WikipediaHarding University
MottoDeveloping Christian Servants
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff912
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address915 E. Market Ave.
Searcy, Arkansas, 72149-5615
United States
City population23,000
Phone5012794000
Fax+1 (501) 279 4129

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