Hendrix has a long and
proud tradition of national recognition. As early as 1900, Hendrix was
recognized by the U.S. Office of Education as having higher standards for
admission and graduation than any other institution of higher learning in
Arkansas. That recognition continues today as Hendrix is recognized by numerous
journals and college guides for academic quality, campus life, community
values, engaged learning, innovation, and value.
Colleges That Change Lives
In its newest edition,
Colleges That Change Lives once again selects Hendrix for inclusion in "40
Schools that will Change the Way You Think About Colleges."
Former New York Times education editor Loren
Pope wrote the guidebook to help students, parents and counselors find a good
college match. In the latest revision, Hilary Masell Oswald profiles colleges
that make a real difference in the lives of students. The choices in the book
were based on Pope’s years of research as a journalist, as well as his and
Masell's direct interaction with students and graduates of the CTCL schools.
The 40 colleges he evaluates are known for their abilities to serve students
with a wide range of abilities yet produce higher proportions of scientists and
In summing up her reason for selecting Hendrix,
which has a nine-page profile in the book, Pope writes: "...I was
unexpectedly blown away by Hendrix. It is an exemplary college and teenagers of
a wide range of abilities and interests would find this a very happy fit
socially…There should be at least one college as good as Hendrix in every
Hendrix College is among
300 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain
featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017 based on “a broad range of Hendrix
subjects, including student body, academics, social life, financial aid, campus
setting, housing, food, and extracurricular activities.”
Hendrix appeared in
Forbes’ 2016 America’s Best Value Colleges. Hendrix ranked #233 overall and also
ranked #174 in Private Colleges, #91 in Liberal Arts Universities, #42 in the
South, and #90 in Grateful Grads. The
College also earned a Forbes Financial Grade of “A-” and was listed as the best
college in Arkansas based on Forbes’ Top Colleges rankings.
U.S News & World Report
Hendrix College is #72 in the 2017 U.S News
& World Report “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” ranking, advancing 10
spots from last year.
Hendrix is also #4 on a list of the top 10
“Most Innovative” National Liberal Arts Colleges. The institutions on this list
were nominated by college presidents, provosts and admissions dean, who were
asked which schools are making “the most innovative improvements in terms of
curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.”
Hendrix is the only top 100 nationally ranked
liberal arts college in Arkansas and is ranked higher than any other national
liberal arts college in Texas and the states surrounding it in this year’s U.S.
Hendrix continues to receive national recognition for the quality of its academic programs, its commitment to the importance of character formation, and the value of its educational product.