About Harding

Quick Facts

LocationHarding is located in Searcy, Ark. (www.searcychamber.com), a community of almost 23,000 50 miles northeast of Little Rock and 105 miles west of Memphis, Tenn.
Student Body4,621 students representing 49 states and 55 nations and territories.
FacultyHarding employs 370 faculty members, 69 percent of whom hold a doctoral or other terminal degree.
Type of UniversityHarding is a four-year, private, residential coeducational liberal arts university.
Church AffiliationHarding is affiliated with the churches of Christ.
AccoladesU.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, National Merit Scholars and the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Harding offers 10 undergraduate degrees in more than 100 academic majors, 14 preprofessional programs, and 21 graduate and professional degrees in its colleges of Allied Health, Arts and Humanities, Bible and Ministry, Business Administration, Education, Honors, Nursing, Pharmacy and Sciences.
Study Abroad
Nearly 30 percent of each graduating class has spent a semester at one of Harding’s international programs in Zambia, Australasia, Latin America, England, Greece and Italy.
ServiceIn 2016, Harding was named once again to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Last year students, faculty and staff contributed more than 169,000 hours of service.
CareersDuring the year, more than 350 recruiters representing 230 organizations met with students. Recent graduates are working for such national and global companies as Dell, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Wal-Mart, Ford Motor Co., Dillard's Inc., HCA Healthcare and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
AthleticsHarding is a member of the Great American Conference, NCAA Division II. More than 365 athletes compete in 18 intercollegiate sports offered at Harding.
Average Undergraduate ExpensesA typical resident student taking 15 hours per semester can meet all regular expenses of tuition, required fees, room and food services for $28,978 for the school year.
Financial AssistanceNinety-five percent of students receive financial assistance.

Harding’s Searcy campus has 47 buildings on 350 acres.


For accreditation information, see the Office of the Provost Accreditation page.