Freed Hardeman University

Freed Hardeman University

The Freed Hardman University, also called the FHU, traces its origins to the Henderson Male Institute which was established in 1869. Given its present name in 1990, the institute is a private, undergraduate university affiliated with the Church of Christ. The campus of FHU, located in Henderson, Tennessee, covers 96 acres.

The Freed Hardman University offers more than 40 academic programs. Students are also given the opportunity to design their own courses. The institution is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Biblical Studies
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Science and Mathematics
  • The Honors College

Freed Hardman University's sports teams are nicknamed the Lions. The students participate in sports like, soccer, basketball, and volleyball. The athletics department of FHU is a member of the NAIA.

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Freed-Hardeman University
158 E Main St
Henderson , TN 38340-2399
General Phone: (731) 989-6000

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Freed - Hardeman Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching105curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education
Business and Management59business management, accounting, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing
Religion and Philosophy57philosophy, bible studies, missionary studies, theology, ministry, pastoral counseling, youth ministry
Liberal Arts51English, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, history
Therapy and Counseling37psychology, counseling psychology
Family and Social Work30family studies, social work
Science29biology, biochemistry, physical sciences, chemistry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine18registered nursing
Media17communication studies, mass communication, journalism, public relations
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14health and physical education, exercise science
Art Studies12art studies
Design10design and visual communication, interior design
Drama and Performing Arts4theatre design, acting
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Medical Administration3health care administration
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and safety

Number of programs and degrees for Freed - Hardeman in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree28641
Master's degree1179
Post-master's certificate261
Postbaccalaureate certificate03
First-professional degree141
Associate's degree181

Freed - Hardeman Student Body

In 2007-2008, Freed - Hardeman had a total enrollment of 2,011 students (1,863 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 68%
Graduate 30%
First Professional 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 17%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 30%
20-21 27%
22-24 13%
25-29 8%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%
North Carolina1%

Freed - Hardeman Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %

Freed - Hardeman Room and Board (2007)

Freed - Hardeman offers campus housing for 1,368 of its 1,863 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Henderson, Tennessee for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Tennessee Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Freed - Hardeman Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510630
SAT Math460590
ACT Verbal2028
ACT Math1827
ACT Composite1927

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT13%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT94%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Freed - Hardeman Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,558
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,558
Room and board $ 6,970
Room charge $ 3,980
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,990
Books and supplies $ 1,800
Other expenses $ 3,650

Financial Aid:
Freed - Hardeman participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 349200)

Freed - Hardeman Faculty

Freed - Hardeman has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$83,8131*
Associate professorcalendar year6$69,1862*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*2*
Instructorcalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year17$72,5737$63,126

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$66,6801*
Associate professoracademic year12$60,1899$53,175
Assistant professoracademic year17$51,2788$48,604
Instructoracademic year13$38,97611$36,280
Lectureracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year58$54,61331$45,430

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Freed - Hardeman Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball TranSouth Athletic Conference
Baseball TranSouth Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports255176

Freed - Hardeman Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Design and Visual Communications, General
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management


Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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