Harding University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$17,940

4.73% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,372

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.43%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

70.2%

2,217 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,902

81.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

63.8%

630 Graduates

About

Harding University is a higher education institution located in White County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Harding University were General Studies (65 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (60 degrees), and General Psychology (52 degrees).

In 2016, 1,348 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Harding University. 57.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,117 degrees), 18.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Harding University is $17,940, which is $-2,220 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Harding University is $17,940, which is $-2,220 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,372.

In 2016, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,940

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Harding University was $17,940. The cost of tuition at Harding University is $-2,220 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$18,372

2016 Value

4.52%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Harding University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,372. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Harding University grew by 4.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,628

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Harding University was of $6,628 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.72% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Harding University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.15% with respect to 2015, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.43%

2015 Default Rate

60

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Harding University was 4.43%, which represents 60 out of the 1353 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Harding University received 2,217 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 47.5% annual growth. Out of those 2,217 applicants, 1,556 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.2% acceptance rate.

There were 5,902 students enrolled at Harding University in 2016, and 27% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Harding University has an overall enrollment yield of 65.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,556

Accepted Out of 2,217

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Harding University was 70.2% (1,556 admissions from 2,217 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 99.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 47.5%, while admissions grew by 4.36%.

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SAT Scores

27%

Submission Percentage

272

Scores Submitted

27% of enrolled first-time students at Harding University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Harding University has a total enrollment of 5,902 students. The full-time enrollment at Harding University is 4,817 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,085. This means that 81.6% of students enrolled at Harding University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Harding University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.2% White, 5.95% Black or African American, 2.93% Hispanic or Latino, 2.05% Two or More Races, 1.42% Asian, 0.746% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Harding University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.4%), followed by White Male (34.8%) and Black or African American Male (2.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (52.2%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Asian Female (3.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Harding University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,902 students. The full-time enrollment at Harding University is 4,817 and the part-time enrollment is 1,085. This means that 81.6% of students enrolled at Harding University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Harding University was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Harding University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,790

  2. Black or African American

    351

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    173

The enrolled student population at Harding University is 81.2% White, 5.95% Black or African American, 2.93% Hispanic or Latino, 2.05% Two or More Races, 1.42% Asian, 0.746% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 18 students (0.305%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 202 more women than men received degrees from Harding University. The majority of degree recipients at Harding University are white (1,117 degrees awarded). There were 18.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Harding University is General Studies (65 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (60 degrees) and General Psychology (52 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Harding University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (71 degrees awarded), Education (295 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (58 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Harding University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,954,449 people), Secondary school teachers (338,470 people), Education administrators (277,479 people), Postsecondary teachers (164,243 people), and Miscellaneous managers (160,874 people).

The most specialized majors at Harding University are Theology (71 degrees awarded), Education (295 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (58 degrees), Language & Linguistics (19 degrees), and History (15 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Harding University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at Harding University are Theology (71 degrees awarded), Education (295 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (58 degrees), Language & Linguistics (19 degrees), and History (15 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Harding University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,885,196 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (333,735 people), Hospitals (197,359 people), Religious organizations (145,227 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (109,199 people).

The most specialized majors at Harding University are Theology (71 degrees awarded), Education (295 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (58 degrees), Language & Linguistics (19 degrees), and History (15 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 65 degrees awarded

  2. 60 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Harding University was General Studies with 65 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 573

  2. 775

In 2016, 573 degrees were awarded to men at Harding University, which is 0.739 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (775).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Harding University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 45 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 69 degrees were awarded to women at Harding University in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is 34.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%

100% Completion Time

65%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 43% of students graduating from Harding University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Harding University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,117 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    60 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Harding University is white (1,117 degrees awarded). There were 18.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

0.148% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    652 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    465 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Harding University is white female (652 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (465 degrees).

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Operations

Harding University has an endowment valued at nearly $118M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.55M (2.16%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Harding University had a total expenditure of $121M. Of that $121M, they spent $48.8M on salaries and $121M on benefits.

Harding University employs 129 Assistant professors, 90 Associate professors, and 73 Professors. Most academics at Harding University are Male Assistant professors (66), Male Professors(65), and Male Associate professors (65).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harding University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 156 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 119 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 58 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$118M

2015 Endowment

0.853%

growth from 2014

Harding University has an endowment valued at about $118M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Harding University grew 0.853% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $89.2M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.77M - Federal

  2. $265k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Harding University received $1.77M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $265k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$48.8M

Salary Expenditure

$121M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Harding University had a total expenditure of $121M. Of that $121M, they spent $48.8M on salaries and $121M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$48.8M

2015 Salaries

4.33%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Harding University paid a median of $48.8M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($121M) and a 4.33% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.7% growth from 2013 and a 8.03% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.5M

Instructional Salaries

302

Number of Employees

In 2015, Harding University paid a total of $20.5M to 302 employees working as instructors, which represents 42% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

129 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

156 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Harding University were Assistant professor with 129 employees; Associate professor with 90 employees; and Associate professor with 73 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harding University were Office and Administrative Support with 156 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 119 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Harding University was Male Assistant professor with 66 employees, Male Professor with 65 employees, and Male Associate professor with 65 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Harding University.

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