considered “one of the most affordable schools in the country”
CONWAY, Ark. (August 29, 2023) — Hendrix College recently
appeared at the top of Forbes’ list of 25 Private Colleges that Give Out Generous Financial Aid.
According to Forbes, private colleges are “rarely viewed as
an affordable option in higher education,” but Hendrix “is considered one of
the most affordable schools in the country” and is an example of “a
private institution that goes the extra mile to make its education affordable.”
One of the factors cited by Forbes is the Tuition
Advantage scholarship program.
New first-year students admitted to Hendrix College for the
2024-2025 academic year will now receive a Tuition Advantage scholarship
automatically upon their admission to Hendrix. With this scholarship, students pay
no more in tuition and fees than the published price for their home state’s
public flagship institution.
“Students and families should not be confused or frustrated
by a lack of clarity around cost,” said Hendrix College President Karen
Petersen. “I know that we can and should do more to reassure students and
families that a four-year education at Hendrix is affordable and valuable.”
Many students and families see added value in private
residential colleges like Hendrix, but they may not apply because they assume
it will cost much more than a public university, Petersen said.
“We hope Tuition Advantage will reduce uncertainty and
anxiety in the application process by affirming for students and their families
that a Hendrix education is within their reach,” she said.
Hendrix was named the #1 2024
Best Value College in Arkansas by Niche, an online college
search guide. The College’s profile includes information about academics,
admission and financial aid, campus life, engaged learning opportunities,
graduation rates and graduate outcomes.
In other recent recognition news, Hendrix
College appears in The Princeton Review’s 2024 Best Colleges: Region
by Region, which highlights 630 colleges across seven zones (Northeast, South,
Southwest, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, West, and International) that the publication
considers “academically outstanding” and “well worth consideration” for
prospective students in the college search process.
College is also rated among the “Best Colleges in America 2023”
according to Money’s analysis of more than 700 four-year colleges,
focusing on quality of education, affordability, and student outcomes.
Earlier this summer, Hendrix was one of 300 four-year colleges
and universities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom featured
in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2024.
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is featured in Colleges
That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges
and celebrated among the country’s leading liberal arts colleges for academic
quality, engaged learning opportunities and career preparation, vibrant campus
life, and value. The Hendrix College Warriors compete in 21 NCAA Division III
sports. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since
1884. Learn more at www.hendrix.edu.
“… Through engagement that links the classroom
with the world, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and
sustainable living, the Hendrix community inspires students to lead lives of
accomplishment, integrity, service, and joy.”
—Hendrix College Statement of Purpose