Hardin-Simmons University

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School Overview

Baptist University Hardin-Simons University is a private, coeducation university located in Abilene, Texas. Hardin-Simons University, also known as HSU, is fully accredited and offers 72 undergraduate degree programs. HSU also offers about 26 graduate degrees programs. Dentistry, engineering, medicine, law, pharmacology, physical therapy and seminary are some of the pre-professional programs offered at the university. At the doctorate level, Hardin-Simmons offers degrees in business as well as theology and religious vocations.

The average annual enrollment at Hardin-Simmons is just over 2,200 students. The student to teacher ratio is 12 to 1. Students come from various Christian denominations and diverse backgrounds.

Hardin-Simmons University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(325) 670-1000
Website:www.hsutx.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.hsutx.edu/admissions/undergraduate/applying/applicationListing.aspx
Address:2200 Hickory, Abilene, TX 79698-0001
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,205
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):51%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,768 (80% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$25,830
Out-of-state Tuition:$25,830
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$16,008

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Hardin-Simmons University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Hardin-Simmons University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1721
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education155
English Language and Literature/Letters21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs143
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2
Mathematics and Statistics1
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies31
Philosophy and Religious Studies21
Physical Sciences3
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2
Social Sciences3
Theology and Religious Vocations631
Visual and Performing Arts105
Grand total270242

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Hardin-Simmons University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Hardin-Simmons University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$25,830
Out-of-state$25,830
Books and supplies$800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,110
Out-of-state$13,110

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid410100%
Grant or scholarship aid410100%$16,008
Student loan aid25462%$8,867

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,50793%$13,764
Federal student loans94858%$7,290

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Hardin-Simmons University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Hardin-Simmons University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,149526623
Percent admitted100%87%89%
Percent admitted who enrolled34%38%31%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Hardin-Simmons University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,205
Undergraduate enrollment1,708
Graduate enrollment497

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Hardin-Simmons University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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