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Hendrix among Top ‘Most Innovative’ Liberal Arts Colleges

CONWAY, Ark. (September 9, 2015) – Hendrix College is one of the country’s “Most Innovative” liberal arts colleges, according to the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking published today.

Hendrix is listed #10 among institutions “that are making the most innovative improvements in curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, or facilities.” Results in the “Most Innovative Schools” category were determined by a peer assessment survey of college presidents, provosts, and admissions deans, who were asked to nominate up to 10 colleges or universities.

Hendrix is also one of the top 30 liberal arts colleges recognized for “A Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching” and is ranked 82nd among the country’s top 100 liberal arts colleges. Hendrix is the only top 100 nationally ranked liberal arts college in Arkansas featured in the U.S. News rankings.

“Being recognized among the country’s leading liberal arts colleges is always exciting because it affirms the hard work our faculty and students do every day,” said Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui. “Regardless of the ranking category or criteria, our priority at Hendrix will always be inspiring students with a rigorous liberal arts education in a caring and supportive community.”  

Last month, Hendrix was one of 140 colleges chosen for The Princeton Review’s 2016 Best Colleges "Best in the Southeast" list and was also among 300 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain featured in the 2016 Fiske Guide to Colleges.

About Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit