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 Body4,804 students representing 47 states and more than 50 nations and territories
FacultyHarding employs 328 faculty members, 65 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.
Harding offers undergraduate degrees in more than 110 academic majors, more than 40 graduate and professional programs, and 14 preprofessional programs. Academics are housed in 10 colleges: allied health, arts and humanities, Bible and ministry, business administration, education, nursing, pharmacy, sciences, honors and University College.
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.
AthleticsHarding is a member of the Great American Conference, NCAA Division II. More than 400 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 $31,132 for the school year.
Financial AssistanceNearly ninety-five percent of students receive financial assistance.
CampusHarding’s Searcy campus has 57 buildings on 350 acres.
AccoladesThe Princeton Review, National Merit Scholars, ranked for student engagement by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, ranked a Best College for Your Money by Money magazine and by College Factual, College of Distinction, Arkansas College of Distinction, No. 2 Best Colleges in Arkansas by Intelligent (2021), and No. 1 Best Value College in Arkansas by SmartAsset (2021)
CareersDuring the year, more than 350 recruiters representing 230 organizations met with students. Recent graduates are working for national and global companies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), BKD CPAs & Advisors, Boeing, Dassault Falcon Jet, JB Hunt, L3Harris Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Murphy USA, National Instruments, PwC, Southwest Airlines and Walmart.


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