Harding University Tops Arkansas Schools with Number of National Merit Scholars

Harding University is one of the top ranked universities in the nation. It attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding was also named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Rankings and Ratings:

- Harding is ranked in the US News “Best Colleges” issue as one of the best regional universities in the South. In the 2011 issue, Harding was the top-ranked Arkansas school in the category and was also named a “best value".

- In 2010 Washington Monthly magazine named Harding one of the best master's universities in the nation. It is ranked 39th in the magazine's college guide and was the only Arkansas institution included in the top 50. Institutions are rated based on their contribution to the public good in three different categories including social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and doctorates) and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).