Hendrix College

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Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist

Hendrix College, a private 4-year liberal arts college, was founded in 1876 as Central Institute in Altus, AR. The name was changed to Central Collegiate Institute in 1881, and then after being purchased by the Methodist Church it was renamed in 1889 to Hendrix College in honor of Rev Eugene Russell Hendrix. In 1890 the college moved to Conway, about 30 miles north of Little Rock and is set on 175 acres of beautiful grounds featuring traditional architecture and tree-lined walks and lanes. Three of the campus buildings are included on the National Register of Historic Places. Among the alumni are several politicians, performing artists and business leaders.

Academic Programs

Hendrix College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission and offers Bachelor’s Degrees and Master’s Degrees in over 30 majors. Presently there are no online degrees available, although Internships are offered. The college is comprised of three areas: Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and the school has specific recognition for their Music and Teacher Education programs. The largest programs on campus are in Biology and Biomedical fields and Social Sciences. Hendrix also offers the “Hendrix Odyssey Program that includes completion of 3 hands-on experiences from six categories: Global Awareness, Service to the World, Professional/Leadership Development, Undergraduate Research, Artistic Creativity and Special Projects. According to the Mission statement, “Hendrix College cultivates empathy, creativity, self-understanding, rigorous inquiry, informed deliberation, and active learning across the liberal arts, toward the development of the whole person. Through engagement that links the classroom with the world, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and sustainable living, the Hendrix community inspires students to lead lives of accomplishment, integrity, service, and joy.”

Student Life

Hendrix College has over 1000 undergraduate students, nearly all residing on campus in one of the more than a dozen housing options, ranging from traditional dormitories to apartments. There are many clubs and organizations available including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the orange and black Warriors field teams in 21 sports and participate in NCAA Division III competition. Among several traditions on campus is the famous event “Shirttails,” a freshman dance-off that includes a serenade by the men’s dorms. Students are guided through their college experience under the guidance of the College Motto, taken from a passage in Ephesians: “Till we all come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ …” (Ephesians 4:13, KJV). Currently translated as “unto the whole person,” the motto, in Ancient Greek, reflects Hendrix’s dedication to both Christian principles and the traditional liberal arts ideal.

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