Harding University

915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, AR 72143
Harding University is a private liberal arts institution located in Searcy, Arkansas. Harding University was named for James A. Harding, and has a strong religious affiliation with Churches of Christ. Harding University resides on 350 acres and contains fourty-eight buildings.

Awards conferred at Harding University include bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 29 fields of study and 87 academic disciplines. The school is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission and has specialized accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Dual credit, distance learning and study abroad programs are offered at Harding University. Secondary level Advanced Placement courses can qualify as credit towards a degree.

With about 7,070 students enrolled full time on its main campus it is the 8th largest institution of higher education in Arkansas.

General Information

Main Phone: (501) 279 -4000 Website: www.harding.edu
Status: Non-accredited Faculty: 416
School Type: Private not-for-profit- 4-year or above Affiliation: Churches of Christ
Size: Medium (5,000 - 10,000 students) Undergraduates: 4,316
Setting: N/A Graduate Students: 2,760
On-Campus Housing: N/A Acceptance Rate: 72%
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A Varsity Athletics: Yes
In-State Tuition: N/A Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

Admissions

Application Fee: $ 40


Admission Requirements

Required Recommended
High School Diploma or Equivalent
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Transcript
Recommendations
TOEFL
Standardized Test Scores

Test Scores 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 500 620
SAT Math 500 640
ACT Composite 22 28
ACT English 21 29
ACT Math 20 27

Acceptance Rate

Total
Applied 2,121
Accepted 1,531
Acceptance Rate 72%
Enrolled 1,013

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status 94% Full-time 6% Part-time
Graduate Attendance Status 23% Full-time 77% Part-time
Student Gender 38% Men 62% Women

Student Race Ethnicity

85% White 1% American Indian/Alaska Native
6% Black or African American 1% Multiracial
2% Hispanic/Latino 1% Asian/Oriental
0% Polynesian/Pacific Island 4% Other



Financial Aid

Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 58% $ 7,713
Local Grant 28% $4,221
Institutional Grant 96% $ 6,831
Student Loans 61% $ 6,819

Majors & Degrees


Computer Information Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer and Information Sciences - - 1 - -
Information Technology - - 9 - -

Computer Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Science - - 17 - -

Computer Software and Media Applications

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Web Page, Multimedia and Information Resources Design - - 2 - -

Communication and Journalism

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Relations - - 14 - -
Advertising - - 5 - -

Radio, Television, and Digital Communication

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Digital Communication and Media Multimedia - - 12 - -

Communication and Media Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - 1 - -

Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Broadcast Journalism - - 8 - -
Journalism - - 7 - -

Education

Educational Administration and Supervision

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Educational Leadership and Administration - - - - 5

Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Education and Teaching - - - 125 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Secondary Education and Teaching - - - 12 -
Teacher Education (multiple Levels) - - - 15 -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching - - 49 15 -
Junior High and Middle School Education and Teaching - - 14 15 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Spanish Language Teacher Education - - 3 - -
Health Teacher Education - - 5 - -
Social Studies Teacher Education - - 8 - -
General Science Teacher Education - - 2 - -
Art Teacher Education - - 3 - -
Mathematics Teacher Education - - 2 - -
Music Teacher Education - - 5 - -
English Teacher Education - - 2 - -
Speech Teacher Education - - 1 - -

Student Counseling

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
School Counseling and Guidance Services - - - 19 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Secondary Education and Teaching - - - 12 -
Teacher Education (multiple Levels) - - - 15 -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching - - 49 15 -
Junior High and Middle School Education and Teaching - - 14 15 -

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mechanical Engineering - - 7 - -

Computer Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Engineering - - 1 - -

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Electrical and Electronics Engineering - - 8 - -

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Spanish Language and Literature - - 8 - -
French Language and Literature - - 2 - -

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
General Studies - - 70 - -
Humanities Humanistic Studies - - 1 - -

English Language and Literature Letters

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 13 - -

Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences

Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services - - 13 - -

Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences - - 2 - -

Housing and Human Environments

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Housing and Human Environments - - 2 - -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - 13 - -

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - - 12 - -

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mathematics - - 4 - -

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies - - 3 - -

International Global Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Global Studies - - 2 - -

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Health and Physical Education Fitness

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Kinesiology and Exercise Science - - 34 - -
Sport and Fitness Administration Management - - 2 - -

Theology and Religious Vocations

Bible Biblical Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Bible Biblical Studies - - 16 2 -

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Pastoral Studies Counseling - - - 9 -
Youth Ministry - - 15 9 -

Theological and Ministerial Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Theology Theological Studies - - - - 3
Divinity Ministry - - - 10 3
Theology Theological Studies - - - 8 3

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Pastoral Studies Counseling - - - 9 -
Youth Ministry - - 15 9 -

Missions Missionary Studies and Missiology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Missions Missionary Studies and Missiology - - 6 - -

Bible Biblical Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Bible Biblical Studies - - 16 2 -

Theological and Ministerial Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Theology Theological Studies - - - - 3
Divinity Ministry - - - 10 3
Theology Theological Studies - - - 8 3

Religious Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Religious Education - - 1 - -

Physical Sciences

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 3 - -

Theology and Religious Vocations

Bible Biblical Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Bible Biblical Studies - - 16 2 -

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Pastoral Studies Counseling - - - 9 -
Youth Ministry - - 15 9 -

Theological and Ministerial Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Theology Theological Studies - - - - 3
Divinity Ministry - - - 10 3
Theology Theological Studies - - - 8 3

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Pastoral Studies Counseling - - - 9 -
Youth Ministry - - 15 9 -

Missions Missionary Studies and Missiology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Missions Missionary Studies and Missiology - - 6 - -

Bible Biblical Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Bible Biblical Studies - - 16 2 -

Theological and Ministerial Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Theology Theological Studies - - - - 3
Divinity Ministry - - - 10 3
Theology Theological Studies - - - 8 3

Religious Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Religious Education - - 1 - -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 34 - -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Public Administration

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration - - 3 - -

Social Work

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Work - - 22 - -

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Corrections and Criminal Justice - - 13 - -

Theology and Religious Vocations

Bible Biblical Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Bible Biblical Studies - - 16 2 -

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Pastoral Studies Counseling - - - 9 -
Youth Ministry - - 15 9 -

Theological and Ministerial Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Theology Theological Studies - - - - 3
Divinity Ministry - - - 10 3
Theology Theological Studies - - - 8 3

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Pastoral Studies Counseling - - - 9 -
Youth Ministry - - 15 9 -

Missions Missionary Studies and Missiology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Missions Missionary Studies and Missiology - - 6 - -

Bible Biblical Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Bible Biblical Studies - - 16 2 -

Theological and Ministerial Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Theology Theological Studies - - - - 3
Divinity Ministry - - - 10 3
Theology Theological Studies - - - 8 3

Religious Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Religious Education - - 1 - -

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Sciences - - 3 - -

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 6 - -

Economics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Economics - - 6 - -

Health Professions and Related Programs

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Art Therapy Therapist - - 2 - -

Health Medical Preparatory Programs

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Pre-pharmacy Studies - - 3 - -

Communication Disorders Sciences and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Communication Sciences and Disorders - - 29 - -
Speech-language Pathology Pathologist - - 29 11 -
Communication Sciences and Disorders - - 29 11 -
Speech-language Pathology Pathologist - - 29 11 -

Health and Medical Administrative Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health Health Care Administration Management - - 7 - -

Communication Disorders Sciences and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Communication Sciences and Disorders - - 29 - -
Speech-language Pathology Pathologist - - 29 11 -
Communication Sciences and Disorders - - 29 11 -
Speech-language Pathology Pathologist - - 29 11 -

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physician Assistant - - - 30 -
Athletic Training Trainer - - 7 30 -
Physician Assistant - - 7 30 -
Athletic Training Trainer - - 7 30 -

Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling - - - 13 -

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Art Therapy Therapist - - 2 - -

Health Medical Preparatory Programs

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Pre-pharmacy Studies - - 3 - -

Communication Disorders Sciences and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Communication Sciences and Disorders - - 29 - -
Speech-language Pathology Pathologist - - 29 11 -
Communication Sciences and Disorders - - 29 11 -
Speech-language Pathology Pathologist - - 29 11 -

Health and Medical Administrative Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health Health Care Administration Management - - 7 - -

Communication Disorders Sciences and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Communication Sciences and Disorders - - 29 - -
Speech-language Pathology Pathologist - - 29 11 -
Communication Sciences and Disorders - - 29 11 -
Speech-language Pathology Pathologist - - 29 11 -

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physician Assistant - - - 30 -
Athletic Training Trainer - - 7 30 -
Physician Assistant - - 7 30 -
Athletic Training Trainer - - 7 30 -

Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling - - - 13 -

History

History

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
History - - 14 - -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Fashion Merchandising - - 10 - -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management - - 54 113 -

Marketing

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Marketing Marketing Management - - 14 - -

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting - - 40 - -

Human Resources Management and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Human Resources Management Personnel Administration - - 3 - -

International Business

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Business Trade Commerce - - 10 - -

General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations - - 7 - -

Finance and Financial Management Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Finance - - 10 - -

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