Provost Office


  • Harding University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (; 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL  60604; 800-621-7440).

  • Harding's Quality Initiative Project (pdf), completed in 2013, was based upon the Lumina Degree Qualifications Profile.

    Harding also maintains specialized accreditation for its programs as appropriate to its educational purposes and has more than 50 degrees/majors offered by colleges, departments, and programs that have specialized accreditation. These programs all benefit from the rigorous program review requirements in the accreditation process which are based on national standardized outcomes.

    (The first date listed recognizes the first year of accreditation. The second date recognizes the most recent accreditation.)

  • The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (2007, 2016).

  • The Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (1992, 2011).

  • The Cannon-Clary College of Education at Harding University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP - 1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20036, phone 202-223-0077) for a period of 7 years from October, 2016 to December, 2023. This accreditation includes the following sites:  North Little Rock, AR, Rogers, AR, Searcy, AR, and Memphis, TN. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes (1961, 2016).

  • The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the following programs in the Professional Counseling Program in the College of Education at Harding University: School Counseling (M.S.) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S./Ed.S.) (2015/2017, 2015/2017).

Contact Us

Location: Administration room 102

Mailing address:
Harding University
Provost Office
Box 10773
Searcy, AR 72149-5615