CONWAY, Ark. (September 10, 2018) – Hendrix College has once
again been featured in the U.S. News & World Report “Best National
Liberal Arts Colleges” rankings. The College placed #76 on the 2019 list,
consistent with its ranking for 2018.
Hendrix appears at #44 in the category of Best Value among
nationally ranked liberal arts colleges. The Best Value list takes into account
the ratio of academic quality to price, the percentage of students receiving
need-based financial aid (72 percent for Hendrix), and the average
institutional aid provided to those students.
The College also continues to appear on the Most Innovative
Schools list, a result of nominations by presidents, provosts and admissions
deans of peer institutions in the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges category.
This list recognizes schools for “making the most innovative improvements in
terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.”
“Hendrix is well known for providing a quality educational
experience, and appearing on both the Best Value and the Most Innovative
Schools lists reflects that reputation,” said Hendrix President William M.
Tsutsui. “These rankings confirm what people familiar with Hendrix have known
for many years. As we work to build the new Miller Creative Quad, which will
provide enhanced student living and learning spaces and be home to the new
Windgate Museum of Art, we look forward to seeing those improvements enhance
the already outstanding experience of a Hendrix education.”
Hendrix appears in a fourth category, as well: the High School
Counselor Rankings, a list created by polling guidance counselors in all 50
states to ask which institutions they think offer the best undergraduate
education for students.
As in previous years, Hendrix remains the only top 100
nationally ranked liberal arts college in Arkansas. Other recent accolades for
Hendrix include appearing first on the College Consensus ranking of top
colleges and universities in Arkansas; a profile in The Fiske Guide to
Colleges 2019; and representing Arkansas on College Raptor’s “Hidden Gems
in the U.S.” list.
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