Private 4 Year

Philander Smith College

Little Rock, Arkansas

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Philander Smith College overview
Location Little Rock, Arkansas
Online philander.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Philander Smith College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Philander Smith College, located in the urban setting of Little Rock, Arkansas, is a private, historically Black liberal arts institution with deep roots dating back to its founding in 1877. The college, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, sits on a campus characterized by modern and historical architecture, offering a range of undergraduate degree programs with notable emphasis on Social Justice and Ethics. As a smaller institution, Philander Smith College provides on-campus living options in residence halls, fostering a close-knit educational environment. It maintains a holistic admissions process, which can be classified as moderately selective. While the college itself is not specifically renowned for an athletic program, it competes in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference under the team name, the Philander Smith Panthers.

  675 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 94 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $11,804 plus fees of $1,210.

Philander Smith College is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Philander Smith College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,210
Room and Board $8,250
Budget for Other Expenses$3,748
Total One Year Cost$26,212

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$26,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

31% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Philander Smith College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 30%
Social Sciences 18%
Biology 10%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 9%
Human Services 9%

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