Harding University

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Harding University is a private liberal arts Christian university located in Searcy, Arkansas. It started as Harding College in 1924 in Morrilton, Arkansas but moved ten years later to the now defunct Galloway Female College in Searcy. The university is named for James A. Harding and is associated with the Churches of Christ. In addition to the Searcy campus (about 50 miles north-east of Little Rock), Harding university also operates the Harding School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee; the Harding Academy in Searcy; satellite campuses in North Little Rock, Paragould, and Bentonville; international campuses in Florence, Italy; France; Manwianga Mission, Zambia; Vina del Mar, Chile; London, England; Porto Rafti, Greece; and Brisbane, Australia; and Camp Tahkodah in Floral, Arkansas. In all they have 48 buildings.

As of fall 2012, the student body totaled 6,815 with 2,425 graduate students and 4,390 undergraduate students from over fifty foreign countries and all fifty states. Fall 2012 marked the 26th year in a row with a record fall undergraduate enrollment. It included 53 National Merit Finalists in their undergraduate programs.

General Information

Admission Office

915 East Market Avenue

HU 12255

Searcy, AR 72149-2255

(501) 279-4407

(800) 477-4407

Fax: (501) 279-4129

Contact: Glenn Dillard

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
Main Address

Box 12244

Searcy, AR 72149-2244

(501) 279-4000


Total undergrads: 4,168

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 986

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,132

Graduate enrollment: 2,202


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 74%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 82%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Painting B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Chem/Phys/Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Fashion Merchandising B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Marketing Management B
Sales and Distribution B

Communications & Journalism
Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
Information Technology B

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Early Childhood Special Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Art Therapy B
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Communication Disorders B
Health System Administration B
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Speech-Language Pathology B

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies B
Humanities B

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Global Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations
Bible Studies B
Missionary Studies B
Religious Education B
Theology B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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