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Hendrix Welcomes Class of 2022

CONWAY, Ark. (August 20, 2017) – Hendrix College welcomed 325 new members of the Class of 2022 to campus on Move-in Day, held Tuesday, August 14.

While many of this year’s incoming students hail from Arkansas (201 students) and Texas (49 students), members of the new class come from a total of 28 states and four countries: Japan, Mexico, Rwanda, and the Netherlands. 

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Classes for the Fall 2018 semester begin Tuesday, August 21.

Demographic highlights of the Class of 2022

  • 72 new students are first-generation college students, with 57 of those coming from within Arkansas.
  • One-quarter of new students are from underrepresented groups: 7.34 percent African American/Black; 6.42 percent Hispanic/Latino(a); 4.89 percent Asian; 0.3 percent Native American/Native Hawaiian; and 6.42 percent multi-ethnic.
  • Gender representation is 49 percent female and 51 percent male.
  • 12 new Hendrix Aspire Scholars are enrolled this fall through the College’s partnership with Arkansas Commitment, KIPP Delta High School, KIPP Blytheville High School, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock Catholic High School for Boys, Mount St. Mary Academy, Episcopal Collegiate School, and Pulaski Academy. The Aspire Scholarship program covers the full cost of attendance for Federal Pell Grant-eligible students from partner secondary schools.
  • 141 members of the Class of 2022 met the Hendrix Arkansas Advantage criteria (Arkansas high school seniors who have a 3.6 or higher GPA and who have scored 27 or above on the ACT, or 1200 or above on the SAT), which means all of their demonstrated financial need will be met through merit scholarships, need-based grants, federal and state grants, federal student loans and student employment.
  • At least 55 new students are legacies of Hendrix alumni, following in the footsteps of a parent, sibling, or other relative.

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