Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to the traditions of liberal arts and sciences. The University has eight academic units; the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Bible and Religion, the College of Business Administration, the College of Communication, the College of Education, the College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy and the College of Science. Graduate and Professional programs are offered in several fields. An Honors College is designed to serve all majors at the University.
An international studies program is offered, with overseas campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy, and Zambia. Harding has served the community, nation and world for more than 85 years and earns national recognition annually for its dedication to top-quality academics in a Christian environment. Harding is featured each year for excellence in education by U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges" issue and as the Best Dollar Value. Harding attracts students from all 50 states and more than 50 countries.
915 East Market Street
Searcy, AR 72149
Degrees offered: AA, AS, B, M,Doctorates
Student Population: 7,150
(501) 279-4000 or (800) 477-4407
ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Arkansas State University-Beebe was established in 1927 and is located approximately 17 miles south of Searcy. Today, ASU-Beebe provides educational opportunities at four different locations, including ASU-Searcy, A Technical Campus of ASU-Beebe.
Several educational opportunities are available at both the ASU-Beebe and ASU-Searcy campuses. The ASU-Beebe campus serves students who are working on an associate's degree, earning college credit for transfer to a four year university, or students pursuing career training through an associate's degree.
In addition, ASU-Jonesboro offers bachelor and master degree programs on the Beebe campus. The ASU-Searcy Campus primarily provides technical and career training for persons who are preparing for entry into the workforce or who are looking for new career opportunities. Thirteen different programs are available during the day, with the EMT/Paramedic programs offered at night. Associates degree classes are also available at night.
A Technical Campus of ASU- Beebe
1800 East Moore
Searcy, AR 72143
Degree: Technical Certificate & Certificate of Proficiency (associate degree programs at night)
P.O. Box 1000
Beebe, AR 72012-1000
Degree: Certificates, AA, AS
501-882-3600 or 800-632-9985
OTHER UNIVERSITIES & SCHOOLS
Searcy Beauty College
1004 South Main
Searcy, AR 72143
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a quick hour's drive via HWY 67/167 and offers many programs, including a Juris Doctorate, for those who may have educational needs beyond Searcy's offerings but who want to live in this community.