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: https://www.hsutx.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://www.hsutx.edu/admissions/apply-to-hsu/
Address: 2200 Hickory, Abilene, TX 79698-0001
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,344
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 52%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,808 (77% 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: $28,990
Out-of-state Tuition: $28,990
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $17,522

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Hardin-Simmons University Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1721
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 154
English Language and Literature/Letters 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 245
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 2
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 21
Physical Sciences 4
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Social Sciences 3
Theology and Religious Vocations 531
Visual and Performing Arts 106
Grand total 369262

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 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 Fees 2018-2019
In-state $28,990
Out-of-state $28,990
Books and supplies $800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $11,875
Out-of-state $11,875

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 454 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 454 100% $17,522
Student loan aid 317 70% $7,530

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,635 94% $15,791
Federal student loans 1,013 58% $6,794

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 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,766 776 990
Percent admitted 100% 83% 85%
Percent admitted who enrolled 27% 30% 25%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2019

Total Enrollment 2,344
Undergraduate enrollment 1,762
Graduate enrollment 582

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
  • 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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