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Harding University Demographics & Diversity

Searcy, Arkansas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Harding University are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very low racial diversity. 17% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Harding University students
Race Percent of Students
White 83%
Black 4%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 6%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 43% more female students than male students enrolled at Harding University with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Harding University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Harding University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Harding University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,050
Women 2,923

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Harding University serves a high number of out-of-state students with 72% of the student body residing outside of Arkansas or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Harding University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 27%
Out of State 68%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,757 per year

22% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 5.5%
Part time Undergrads 7.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=107044 IPEDS survey data for Harding University.