College Deliberately: Harding University

Harding University is a small, private not-for-profit, four-year University that emphasizes character, career and religion located in the town of Searcy, AR. It is known for Business Administration and Management, General Studies and Pharmacy.

Harding University

place 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, AR 72149-5615
phone Phone: (501) 279-4000
web Web: http://www.harding.edu
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AgencyType / Program
Campus StatusInitial Accreditation date
Harding UniversityNursing (NUR) – Baccalaureate program
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Not recognized by the USDE*
Harding UniversityMusic (MUS) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
Harding UniversityMarriage and Family Therapy (MFT) – Clinical training programs at the master’s, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Not recognized by the USDE*
Harding University at HelenaInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2000
Harding University at NashvilleInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2005
Harding UniversitySpeech-Language Pathology (SLP) – Graduate degree programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Not recognized by the USDE*
Harding UniversityPharmacy (PHAR) – Professional degree programs
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationProgramPreaccredited2008
Harding UniversityPhysical Therapy (PT) – Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Not recognized by the USDE*
Harding University at ParagouldInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2013
Harding University at Mountain HomeInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2013
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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Student Centeredness

2.9 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website talks of students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits.

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Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
Doctor’s degree – professional practice


Harding University is in NCAA Division II with football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 124
Baseball Men’s 39
Soccer Men’s 28

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Tuition for Harding University is in the 38.9 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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Official Subreddit of Harding University
27K members. Created: 11/01/2008
This subreddit is intended to serve as a centralized communications hub for the state of Arkansas to include Arkansas news, events, random discussion, Arkansas sports, or anything as long as it’s about Arkansas.
21 members. Created: 07/24/2019
The Official Subreddit for Harding University. Located in Searcy, Arkansas.
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