Hendrix sees new
and overall student enrollment growth trend continue
Ark. (September 9, 2022) — For the third
consecutive year, Hendrix College saw an increase in both total and new student
Contributing to the College’s overall growth is a continued
trajectory of increased applications and growing new student enrollment.
After receiving a record 2,801 applications, Hendrix welcomed
375 new students to campus last month, a 13% increase compared to 332 students
a year ago.
This year’s new student enrollment is the highest in seven years
at Hendrix, with students from 23 states and multiple foreign countries. Among
new students from Arkansas, Hendrix saw a 14% increase in the number of
Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship recipients. The average new
student GPA is 3.84 and average ACT score is 28.
After Census Day (Wednesday, September 7, 2022, the 10th day of
fall semester classes), the College’s total enrollment increased by 2% to 1,144
students, compared to 1,120 during the 2021-22 academic year.
“It is exciting to begin the fall semester with another great
class of new students,” said Hendrix President Ellis Arnold. “These students are
drawn to the academic quality and campus life experience at Hendrix. They
understand that the opportunity to learn and grow in a community that is
devoted to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students will prepare them for
success after graduation.”
About Hendrix College
A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix
College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal
arts institutions and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools
That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.