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 Harding University

Harding University - Searcy, AR

915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, Arkansas 72143

General information:(501)279-4000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:7,056(4,304 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
74
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $13,580 $14,040 $14,610 -4%
Out-of-state $13,580 $14,040 $14,610 -4%
Books and supplies $900 $900 $900 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $5,814 $5,922 $6,030 -2%
Other $2,942 $3,000 $3,200 -6%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,814 $5,922 $6,030 -2%
Other $2,942 $3,000 $3,200 -7%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,942 $3,000 $3,200 -6%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $23,236 $23,862 $24,740 -4%
Off Campus $23,236 $23,862 $24,740 -4%
Off Campus with Family $17,422 $17,940 $18,710 -6%
Out-of-state
On Campus $23,236 $23,862 $24,740 -4%
Off Campus $23,236 $23,862 $24,740 -4%
Off Campus with Family $17,422 $17,940 $18,710 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $14,160
In-state fees $450
Out-of-state tuition $14,160
Out-of-state fees $450
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $14,016
In-state fee $450
Out-of-state tuition $14,016
Out-of-state fees $450
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 976 99% --
Grant or scholarship aid 953 96% $8,709,649 $9,139
Federal grants 261 26% $1,152,379 $4,415
Pell grants 250 25% $979,668 $3,919
Other federal grants 181 18% $172,711 $954
State/local government grant or scholarships 215 22% $1,081,875 $5,032
Institutional grants or scholarships 948 96% $6,475,395 $6,831
Student loan aid 604 61% $4,118,882 $6,819
Federal student loans 603 61% $3,771,385 $6,254
Other student loans 41 4% $347,497 $8,476
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,702 89% $33,719,093 $9,108
Pell grants 1,167 28% $4,925,460 $4,221
Federal student loans 2,416 58% $18,634,962 $7,713

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 7,056
Undergraduate enrollment 4,304
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 243
Graduate enrollment 2,752
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,121 984 1,137
Percent admitted 72% 71% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 71% 47% 48%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 325 32%
ACT 853 84%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 500 620
SAT Math 500 640
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 22 28
ACT English 21 29
ACT Math 20 27
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 78 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 3830
Baseball 47-
Basketball 1615
Football 131-
Golf 97
Soccer 3322
Tennis 1514
Volleyball -16

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/1958 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/02/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission03/21/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1954 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
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

01/01/1997 Accredited
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

10/01/1977 Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

06/20/2012 Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

01/13/2008 - 06/20/2012Pre-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

07/01/1995 - 12/01/2005Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

08/02/2011 Pre-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

09/01/1983 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

01/01/1961 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

04/01/1980 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession002
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 241326
Motor vehicle theft 610
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 22717
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate4%
Number in default48
Number in repayment1,175

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00109700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology12----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General13----
Category total25----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting40----
Business Administration and Management, General54113---
Fashion Merchandising10----
Finance, General10----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General3----
International Business/Trade/Commerce10----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General14----
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General7----
Category total148113---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising5----
Broadcast Journalism8----
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia12----
Journalism7----
Public Relations/Image Management14----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1----
Category total47----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science17----
Computer and Information Sciences, General1----
Information Technology9----
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design2----
Category total29----
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education3----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-196--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching49----
Education, General-125---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--75-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education2----
Health Teacher Education5----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching14----
Mathematics Teacher Education2----
Music Teacher Education5----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education2----
Secondary Education and Teaching-12---
Social Studies Teacher Education8----
Spanish Language Teacher Education3----
Speech Teacher Education1----
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-15---
Category total94171135-
Engineering Colleges
Computer Engineering, General1----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering8----
Mechanical Engineering7----
Category total16----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General13----
Category total13----
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General2----
Housing and Human Environments, General2----
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other13----
Category total17----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature2----
Spanish Language and Literature8----
Category total10----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Art Therapy/Therapist2----
Athletic Training/Trainer7----
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General29----
Dietetics/Dietitian6----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management7----
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-13---
Physician Assistant-30---
Pre-Pharmacy Studies3----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse48----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-11---
Category total10254---
History Colleges
History, General14----
Category total14----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other13----
Category total13----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies70----
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1----
Category total71----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General4----
Category total4----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies2----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General3----
Category total5----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science34----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management2----
Category total36----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General3----
Category total3----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General34----
Category total34----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration3----
Social Work22----
Category total25----
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General6----
Political Science and Government, General6----
Social Sciences, General3----
Category total15----
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Bible/Biblical Studies162---
Divinity/Ministry-10---
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology6----
Pastoral Studies/Counseling-9---
Religious Education1----
Theology/Theological Studies-8--3
Youth Ministry15----
Category total3829--3
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2----
Fine/Studio Arts, General10----
Graphic Design18----
Interior Design6----
Music, General3----
Category total39----
Grand total7983671353