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.
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 Arts & Humanities:
Art & Design - Interior Design (scroll to "Retention, Graduation..." drop-down)
College of Business Administration (scroll to "Accreditation Information" 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.)
Harding University 30 Day Fund Report
Harding University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement for CARES Act funding on April 14, 2020. Harding University agrees to use no less than 50% of funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Click here to see a copy of the signed agreement.
Harding received $1,626,431.00 to provide to its students.
The first round of funds, totaling $892,195.85, were distributed on May 21, 2020 to 619 students. The remaining funds of $734,235.15 were distributed on June 25, 2020. In total, 922 students received CARES Act grants.
In order to receive funds, students submitted a CARES Act Grant Application, available through the student portal. Applicants who were enrolled for the Spring 2020 and/or Summer 2020 semester, who had a 2019-2020 FAFSA on file, and who met all Title IV requirements for Federal Student Aid, were eligible for CARES Act grants. Awards were limited to the annual Pell Grant maximum of $6,195.
Harding emailed students instructions regarding this process at the onset of each application. The content of those emails can be found here.
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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 (email@example.com) 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-279-4257.
Information Privacy & Security
Harding TIN/EIN: 71-0236896
Please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at email@example.com or 501-279-4024 for more information regarding Harding's research policies.
Safety & Security
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.
501-279-4257 or firstname.lastname@example.org