• Universities and Technical Schools


    Since 1924, Harding University has challenged students to pursue scholarship, service, and excellence. Founded on Christian principles and a liberal arts tradition, Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas and ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the best Regional Colleges in the Southeast. Housed within 10 colleges, academic offerings include more than 100 undergraduate majors, more than 15 pre-professional programs and more than 40 graduate and professional programs.

    The university attracts students from across the U.S. and more than 50 nations and territories; study abroad opportunities include Australasia, Peru, England, Greece, Italy, and Zambia. A member of the NCAA Division II, Harding has more than 400 student-athletes competing on 16 teams in the Great American Conference.

    Harding University       
    915 East Market Street. Searcy, AR 72149                     
    Degrees offered: AA, AS, B, M, Doctorates
    Student Population: 5,200
    501) 279-4000 or (800) 477-4407


    ASU-Beebe Searcy Campus programs focus on career and technical education in a variety of high-demand, high wage careers across the workforce.  These programs offer students options in tiered progression of completion levels. The short program, Certificate of Proficiency, is designed to train students in basic skills to achieve entry-level employment and/or industry-recognized certifications. The one-year Technical Certificate provides skills needed for the more advanced and industry-recognized licensure examinations. The full two-year programs train students to achieve the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology degree.

    The ASU- Beebe Searcy Campus offers training in Automotive Service Technology, Computerized Machining Technology, Diesel Technology, EMT/Paramedic, Health Information Assistant, Heating-Ventilation and AC, Industrial Technology, Marine Outboard Motor Service Technician, Power Sports Technology, Practical Nursing and Welding. ASU- Beebe Searcy Campus also offers general education courses leading to an Associate degree and potentially transferring to a 4-year university program. Courses are conveniently offered during the day and evenings each semester.

     The Regional Career Center at the ASU-Beebe Searcy Campus also offers career-focused programs to high school students which provides hands-on training opportunities in job skill areas including: Automotive Repair, Allied Health and Medical Professions, Computerized Machine Technology, Marine Outboard Motor Service, and Welding Technology. The benefit to high school students is that many can receive concurrent credit- meaning simultaneous college and high school credit for attending these programs, as well as the possibility earning industry-recognized certifications. 

    ASU-Beebe Searcy Campus
    1800 East Moore Ave. Searcy, AR 72143
    Student Population: 500
    (501) 207-6200



    There are also many other higher education opportunities within driving distance of Searcy. The University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Lyon College in Batesville and the University of Central Arkansas in Conway are all located within a 50-mile radius of Searcy.

    For over 25 years, Searcy Beauty College has been helping their graduates achieve rewarding careers in the arts and sciences of Cosmetology and Nail Technology using unique and advanced techniques.

    Searcy Beauty College
    1004 South Main. Searcy, AR 72143

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      Harding Universiy's First Ladies Garden
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      Holiday of Lights on the Harding University Campus
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      Harding Students
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      Harding University Bison Football
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      Arkansas State University - Beebe
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      ASU-Beebe Searcy Campus students
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      ASU-Beebe Searcy Campus