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Harding University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Harding University

Website: http://www.harding.edu
Address: 915 E. Market Ave. , Searcy , Arkansas - 72143
Phone: (501) 279-4000
GENERAL INFORMATION
Type
Four or more years Private not-for-profit
Awards offered Less then 1 year certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-master's certificate
Campus setting
Distant Town
Campus housing Yes
Carnegie classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Athletics (football) NCAA, Gulf South Conference
Religious affiliation Churches of Christ
Calendar system Semester
Remedial services Yes
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Placement services for completers Yes
On-campus daycare No
Distance learning Yes
ROTC No
Study abroad Yes
Weekend/evening college Yes
ADMISSIONS: INFORMATION
Application fee $35
STATISTICS
TOTAL
MEN
WOMEN
Applicants
1,874
840
1,034
Percent admitted
74%
74%
74%
Admitted applicants who enrolled
71%
72%
71%
TEST SCORES
P 25
P 75
SAT Critical reading
500
640
SAT Math
500
640
SAT Writing
-
-
ACT Composite
22
28
ACT English
21
29
ACT Math
20
27
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school record Recommended
Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Admissions test scores Required
COST
EXPENSES AMOUNT
In-state tuition $12,690
Out-of-state tuition $12,690
Books and supplies $900
On-campus room and board $5,700
On-campus other expenses $2,470
FINANCIAL AID
TYPE
AVG %
AVG AMOUNT
Financial aid
97%
-
Federal grant aid
23%
$3,571
State or local grant aid
10%
$3,574
Institutional grant aid
92%
-
Loan aid
56%
$6,137
STUDENT BODY
ENROLLMENT
TOTAL
% MEN
% WOMEN
Enrolled
6,446
40%
60%
Estimated undergraduates enrolled 4,174
Estimated graduates enrolled 2,283
Undergraduates 24 years old 92%
Undergraduates 25 - 65 years old 6%
GRADUATION RATE
Total 61%
Men 59%
Women 62%
Bachelor's degree - 4 years 38%
Bachelor's degree - 5 years 57%
Bachelor's degree - 6 years 61%

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $11,650 $12,360 $13,130 $13,580 3.4%
Books and supplies $900 $900 $900 $900 0.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $5,442 $5,578 $5,700 $5,814 2.0%
Other $2,300 $2,324 $2,470 $2,942 19.1%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $20,292 $21,162 $22,200 $23,236 4.7%
 

Map & Directions

Map of Harding University

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,970 894 1,076
Percent admitted 73% 72% 73%
Percent admitted who enrolled 67% 66% 68%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA   X
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record   X
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 374 39%
ACT 756 79%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 490 630
SAT Math 490 640
SAT Writing 470 600
ACT Composite 21 28
ACT English 21 29
ACT Math 20 27

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1954 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs 1/13/2008 -   Pre-Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels 7/1/1995 - 12/1/2005 Resigned
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics 10/1/1977 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1983 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 1/1/1961 -   Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program 4/1/1980 -   Accredited