Consumer Information

The following is a list of consumer information that Harding University is required by federal regulations to make available to you as a student or parent of a student. This is a brief summary of the information available and contact information is provided if you would like to request a paper copy. Also, a Summary of Disclosures pdf is available.

Accreditation

Harding Provost Office Accreditation page

Harding University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (312-263-0456 or 800-621-7440). 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.

Achievement Data - Student Outcome Data

The most recent completion rates and licensure pass rates for selected programs are provided via a link to current online data whenever available.

College of Allied Health:
Athletic Training (scroll to Program Outcomes drop-down)
Physician Assistant Studies
Physical Therapy  (scroll to Program Outcomes drop-down)
Speech-Language Pathology

College of Arts & Humanities:
Art & Design - Interior Design

College of Business Administration  (scroll to "Accreditation Information" drop-down)

College of Education

College of Nursing:
Undergraduate Program Outcomes (scroll to drop-down)
Graduate Program Outcomes (scroll to drop-down)

College of Pharmacy  (2nd & 3rd FAQs)

Harding School of Theology  (Click on this link, then on the “H” for Harding and
                                                  then on the desired Annual Performance Report.)
      

Athletic Programs

Equity in Athletics Report

Athletic graduation rates and success rates are available through the NCAA website.

Federal Graduation Rates (pdf)

Academic Success Rate Report (pdf)

College Navigator

nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool that guides, leads, and directs students, parents, high school counselors and other interested parties to information about higher education institutions. The primary data source for College Navigator is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS.

Complaint Policy

Harding University takes very seriously complaints and concerns regarding the institution. Most complaints or concerns of a specific nature should be initiated and resolved at the campus level through normal University processes whenever possible. An email address (consumerinfo@harding.edu) and a toll free number (844-678-2777) are available to help a student understand the process for filing a complaint. The university has an official complaint policy as well as a formal complaint form.

Complaints associated with the institution’s compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards may be directed to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) following their complaint process which is published at www.hlcommission.org/HLC-Institutions/complaints.html.

Students enrolled in Harding postsecondary distance education (e.g., online courses, clinical placements, etc.) must follow Harding’s published student grievance process before contacting the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). Grievances regarding student grades or conduct violations are governed entirely by institutional policy and Arkansas law and will not be considered by ADHE. If a student must report an unresolved grievance, the student may complete the student complaint form at www.adhe.edu/students-parents/colleges-universites/student-grievance-form. Resolutions by ADHE are final. Students must submit a written grievance to ADHE using the form. The grievant also must provide written documentation from the college/university verifying that the institution’s appeal process has been followed.

Harding University is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility. For grievances by students enrolled at the Harding School of Theology that are not resolved at Harding, please contact THEC at (615) 732-7495.

Constitution Day

Each year, on September 17th, an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution is presented in chapel which all undergraduate students are required to attend. Contact: Jon Roberts, jroberts@harding.edu or 501-279-4257.

Emergency Response

Research

Research Misconduct Policy (pdf)

Please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at osp@harding.edu or 501-279-5314 for more information regarding Harding's research misconduct policy.

Student Financial Aid

Harding study abroad programs consist of courses for which the university awards the academic credit. The courses are taken at university-managed sites in foreign countries. Enrollment in a Harding study abroad program is considered concurrent enrollment at the university making the programs eligible for Title IV financial assistance.

Harding Financial Aid site

Net Price Calculator

Student Loan Code of Conduct (pdf)

Summary of Disclosures (pdf)

501-279-4257 or finaid@harding.edu

Transfer

Vaccination Policy