Harding University (107044)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$22,500
3.73% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,558
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
45.1%
2,254 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,805
74.3% Full-Time

About

Harding University (107044) is a higher education institution located in White County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Harding University (107044) were General Business Administration & Management (59 degrees awarded), School Counseling & Guidance Services (56 degrees), and Information Science (39 degrees).

In 2022, 1,211 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Harding University (107044). 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (995 degrees), 15.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Harding University (107044) is $22,500, which is $−1,496 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Harding University (107044) is $22,500, which is $−1,496 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,558.

In 2022, 89% of undergraduate students attending Harding University (107044) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$22,500
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Harding University (107044) was $22,500. The cost of tuition at Harding University (107044) is $−1,496 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$19,558
2022 Value
4.75%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Harding University (107044) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,558. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Harding University (107044) grew by 4.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,718
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Harding University (107044) was of $7,718 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Harding University (107044) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.11% with respect to 2021, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Harding University (107044) received 2,254 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.45% annual growth. Out of those 2,254 applicants, 1,017 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.1% acceptance rate.

There were 4,805 students enrolled at Harding University (107044) in 2022. 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Harding University (107044) has an overall enrollment yield of 78.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,017
Accepted Out of 2,254

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Harding University (107044) was 45.1% (1,017 admissions from 2,254 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 54.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.45%, while admissions declined by −14.6%..

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage (2022)
221
Scores Submitted (2022)

28% of enrolled first-time students at Harding University (107044) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Harding University (107044) had a total enrollment of 4,805 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Harding University (107044) is 3,568 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,237. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at Harding University (107044) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Harding University (107044), both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.3% White, 6.6% Black or African American, 3.93% Hispanic or Latino, 3.08% Two or More Races, 1.66% Asian, 0.52% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0624% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Harding University (107044) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.9%), followed by White Male (34%) and Black or African American Male (2.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (54.7%), followed by White Male (25%) and Black or African American Female (5.01%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Harding University (107044) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,805 students. The full-time enrollment at Harding University (107044) is 3,568 and the part-time enrollment is 1,237. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at Harding University (107044) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2022 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 (107044) was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Harding University (107044) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,811 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    317 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    189 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Harding University (107044) is 79.3% White, 6.6% Black or African American, 3.93% Hispanic or Latino, 3.08% Two or More Races, 1.66% Asian, 0.52% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0624% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 20 students (0.416%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 215 more women than men received degrees from Harding University (107044). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Harding University (107044) is white (995 degrees awarded). There were 15.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Harding University (107044) is General Business Administration & Management (59 degrees awarded), followed by School Counseling & Guidance Services (56 degrees) and Information Science (39 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Harding University (107044), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Education (250 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees).

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 (107044) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,586,914 people), Secondary school teachers (474,810 people), Education administrators (268,530 people), Special education teachers (188,962 people), and Social workers, all other (177,091 people).

The most specialized majors at Harding University (107044) in 2022 are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Education (250 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (38 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Harding University (107044) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Harding University (107044) are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Education (250 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (38 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (107044) are Elementary & secondary schools (2,821,998 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (298,485 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (219,597 people), Individual & family services (151,054 people), and Religious organizations (138,541 people).

The most specialized majors at Harding University (107044) are Theology (48 degrees awarded), Education (250 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (38 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Harding University (107044).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 56 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Harding University (107044) was Elementary Education & Teaching with 56 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

498
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
713
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 498 degrees were awarded to men at Harding University (107044), which is 0.698 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (713).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Harding University (107044) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.25 times more than the 44 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 61 degrees were awarded to men at Harding University (107044) in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 20.3 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 50% of students graduating from Harding University (107044) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Harding University (107044) is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.142% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    995 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Harding University (107044) is white (995 degrees awarded). There were 15.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    589 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    406 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Harding University (107044) is white female (589 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (406 degrees).

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Operations

Harding University (107044) has an endowment valued at nearly $220M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 8.27M (3.77%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Harding University (107044) had a total salary expenditure of 127M. Harding University (107044) employs 100 Associate professors, 87 Assistant professors and 65 Professors. Most academics at Harding University (107044) are Male Associate professor (60), Male Professor (53), and Female Assistant professor (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harding University (107044) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 118 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 93 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 60 employees.

Endowment

$220M
2022 Endowment
1.86%
growth from 2021

Harding University (107044) has an endowment valued at about $220M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Harding University (107044) grew 1.86% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $173M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$50.3M
2022 Salaries
3.18%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Harding University (107044) paid a median of $50.3M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($127M) and a 3.18% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.8M
Instructional Salaries
282
Number of Employees

In 2022, Harding University (107044) paid a total of $20.8M to 282 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
100 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
118 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Harding University (107044) were Associate professor with 100 employees, Assistant professor with 87 employees, and Professor with 65 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harding University (107044) were Office and Administrative Support with 118 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 93 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Harding University (107044) was Male Associate professor with 60 employees, Male Professor with 53 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 48 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Harding University (107044).

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