• Each year, Harding hosts numerous events that bring in an estimated 60,000 unique visitors.

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  • $31 million in estimated annual student spending

  • Bisons for Christ 2016

    With 1,400 employees, Harding is the third largest employer in White County.

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    Visit campus, and enjoy our display of 1,000,000 lights.

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The Harding campus draws thousands of visitors to White County every year.


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Searcy is home

When the leaders of Harding College established the campus here in Searcy in 1934, at the site of the former Galloway Women’s College, they probably never dreamed nearly 100 years later that the school would grow to almost 6,000 students or that the original three-building campus would expand to include 52 buildings and more than 350 acres. Today Harding employs nearly 1,400 people and attracts students from all 50 states and 54 nations and territories. This is truly a remarkable accomplishment made possible with the support of the citizens of White County, Arkansas.

While Harding serves students across the state at our three Arkansas locations; Harding School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee; and all over the world at our seven international locations, one of the most important things the University can do as a community of mission is serve our neighbors. This service comes in many forms. It not only benefits our community but also prepares our students for careers of commerce and service after they graduate — whether they stay in White County or go elsewhere.

The services listed in this page are many and varied. They give practical experience to students and employees, but more importantly, they are an expression of love for and commitment to White County.

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