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Hendrix College Among Best National Liberal Arts Colleges

CONWAY, Ark. (September 12, 2017) – Once again this year, Hendrix College is included in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” rankings. This year the College placed #76 on the list.

Hendrix also tied for #7 on a ranking of the top 10 “Most Innovative Schools,” sharing the position with Amherst College and Harvey Mudd College. The institutions on this list are nominated by college presidents, provosts, and admissions deans who were asked which schools are making “the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, or facilities.” To earn a listing, a school must receive at least seven nominations.

“Appearing yet again on the Most Innovative Schools list reflects the quality educational experience Hendrix is well known for providing,” said Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui.

“These rankings underscore the College’s consistency in carrying out our motto, ‘Unto the whole person,’ in the classroom and beyond,” he continued. “Our academic quality, outstanding faculty, and diverse options in extracurricular pursuits help Hendrix students go on to live lives of meaning and accomplishment.”

As in previous years, Hendrix is the only top 100 nationally ranked liberal arts college in Arkansas, and continues to be ranked higher than any other U.S. News nationally-ranked liberal arts college in Texas or the states surrounding it.

“We can be proud that Arkansas is home to the best national liberal arts college in the south central U.S.,” added Tsutsui.

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