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Harding University

Searcy, AR
#22

Regional Universities South



A private institution founded in 1924, Harding University resides on 350 suburban acres in Searcy, Arkansas. The school is affiliated with the Church of Christ, and offers more than 80 majors and dozens of minors. The Harding University sports teams - known as the Bison - compete in NCAA Division II athletics.

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Quick Facts


915 E. Market Avenue
Searcy, AR 72149

2014-2015 Tuition

$17,040 Tuition and Fees

Students

4428 undergraduate students
46% male / 54% female

Admission

rolling application deadline
76.3% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1924

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Information Technology, Computer Science, Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation, Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Art Teacher Education, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Health Teacher Education, Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, Mathematics Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Reading Teacher Education, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, Biology Teacher Education, French Language Teacher Education, Spanish Language Teacher Education, Speech Teacher Education, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General, Housing and Human Environments, General, Child Development, Family and Community Services, Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other, Legal Studies, General, English Language and Literature, General, General Studies, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mathematics, General, International/Global Studies, Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Bible/Biblical Studies, Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, Religious Education, Youth Ministry, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Public Administration, Social Work, Social Sciences, General, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Design and Applied Arts, Other, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Painting, Music, General, Communication Sciences and Disorders, General, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Athletic Training/Trainer, Art Therapy/Therapist, Dietetics/Dietitian, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Business/Corporate Communications, Finance, General, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General, Fashion Merchandising, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, Public Relations/Image Management, Advertising

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 4,428
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 4,095
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 295
Percent of male undergraduates: 46%
Percent of female undergraduates: 54%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, career, minority student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 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)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, jazz band, marching band, music ensembles, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 13 26 15
Motor vehicle theft 1 0 1
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 7 17 13
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 N/A
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 N/A
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 N/A
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 N/A
Robbery 0 0 N/A
Aggravated assault 0 0 N/A
Burglary 0 0 N/A
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 N/A
Arson 0 0 N/A
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 2 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 N/A
Drug law violations 0 0 N/A
Liquor law violations 0 0 N/A

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.