Hendrix College

Hendrix College

Hendrix College is located in Conway, Arkansas. It is a private liberal arts college that was founded in 1876. Rev. Isham L. Burrow established the college as a primary school called Central Institute. Hendrix College is based on a 160-acre campus. Students are offered graduate and undergraduate degrees in several areas of study. Some of the fields of study include humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, theater, environment and pre-professional studies.

Hendrix College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The athletic teams of the college are nicknamed the Warriors. The school sponsors teams in baseball, basketball, golf, swimming, tennis, softball and soccer, among others.

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Contacting Hendrix

Hendrix College
1600 Washington Ave
Conway , AR 72032-3080
General Phone: (501) 329-6811

Hendrix Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts95American studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, economics, international relations, political science, ...
Science32biology, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, chemistry, chemical physics, physics
Therapy and Counseling17psychology
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies
Art Studies8art studies
Business and Management7accounting
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2exercise science
Education and Teaching2elementary school teaching
Medical Support and Technology1health service and sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Hendrix in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree19230
Master's degree41

Hendrix Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hendrix had a total enrollment of 1,195 students (1,212 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%
Graduate 0%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 56%
20-21 37%
22-24 4%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%
40-49 0%

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

New York2%
(International Students)2%
New Jersey1%

Hendrix Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %

Hendrix Room and Board (2007)

Hendrix offers campus housing for 861 of its 1,212 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

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

Hendrix Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal580690
SAT Math550660
ACT Verbal2533
ACT Math2429
ACT Composite2531

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT57%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT79%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Hendrix Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,080
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,080
Room and board $ 7,950
Room charge $ 3,850
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,100
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,828

Financial Aid:
Hendrix participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 109900)

Hendrix Faculty

Hendrix 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
Professoracademic year28$79,5489$80,692
Associate professoracademic year12$62,00913$59,449
Assistant professoracademic year19$52,30416$52,858
Instructoracademic year4$45,2502*
All faculty totalacademic year63$65,81340$60,708

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

Hendrix Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Hendrix Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies

Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Hendrix Apart:

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checked United Methodist affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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