Harding University

Overview

Harding began as a senior college in 1924, when two junior colleges, Arkansas Christian College and Harper College, merged their facilities and assets, adopted the new name of Harding College, and located on the campus of Arkansas Christian in Morrilton, Ark. In 1934 Harding was moved to its present site in Searcy, Ark. The board of trustees approved the study's recommended change of Harding to university status, and on Aug. 27, 1979, the name of the institution officially became Harding University. We are, at our core, a Christian university. The character, example, and concerns of Jesus Christ are the standards that shape us and chart the course for our future. Because of this, an all-encompassing love for God and a corresponding love for people are at the heart of who we are. Harding's mission is to provide a quality education that will lead to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals. Explore this section to learn more about our mission, our history and what makes us stand apart as a Christian university.

Location & Contact
Admissions
Scott Hannigan
Senior Director of Admissions
Phone: (501) 279-4407
Email: shannigan@harding.edu
Address
915 E. Market Ave
Searcy, AR 72149
Majors & Degrees
English Language And Literature/Letters
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Administration And Social Service Professions
Admissions
Common Application Accepted
Yes
Application Fee
Yes
Application Fee Amount
$50
Total Applications
1,834
61%
Admission Rate
Tuition & Fees
Costs
Tuition
$20,010
Room and Board
$7,170
Book Fees
$1,200
Additional Fees
$725
Miscellaneous Fees
$2,806
Total Expenses
$31,911
63%
Tuition
Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
$10,924
34%
Coverage of total expenses
Student Body
Total Students
5,121
44%
56%
Total Undergraduates
3,974
46%
54%
Total Graduates
1,147
36%
64%
Varsity Sports
NCAA Division II with football
Men
Baseball
Basketball
All Track Combined
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women
Basketball
All Track Combined
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Faculty
All Faculty
1,085
48%
52%
Full Time Faculty
885
53%
47%
Part Time Faculty
200
28%
72%