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Harding University

Searcy, AR

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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

2013-2014 Tuition

$16,120 Tuition and Fees


4300 undergraduate students
46% male / 54% female


rolling application deadline
74.7% accepted

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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: 4,300
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 4,007
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 239
Percent of male undergraduates: 46%
Percent of female undergraduates: 54%
Percent of international undergraduates: 7%

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)


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

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