Harding University named third in Affordable Schools ranking

SEARCY, Ark. — Harding University was ranked third in the “Top 25 Private, Nonprofit, High-Admission Bachelor’s Colleges by Graduation Rate” compiled by AffordableSchools.net.

The independent college search and rankings site evaluates schools based on niche criteria such as improved chance of acceptance. These lists allow prospective students to discover colleges best fitting their criteria.

The latest ranking considers colleges that are private nonprofits with more than 2,000 students. Each listed college offers the same tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students as well as an open-admissions policy or an undergraduate admissions rate of at least 95 percent. Additionally, the highest graduation rates contributed to the niche ranking.

Other colleges mentioned include Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Independence University in Salt Lake City. Rankings were compiled using college data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report for the 22nd consecutive year as a top 25 school in the South. Harding also maintains study abroad programs in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information visit www.harding.edu.