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New Student Enrollment Increases by 13% at Hendrix

Hendrix sees new and overall student enrollment growth trend continue

CONWAY, Ark. (September 9, 2022) — For the third consecutive year, Hendrix College saw an increase in both total and new student enrollment.

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