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Hendrix Recognized for Value, Innovation Among National Liberal Arts Colleges

CONWAY, Ark. (September 9, 2019) – Once again this year, Hendrix College is featured in multiple categories of the annual rankings issued by U.S. News & World Report. On the 2020 Best Value Schools list among nationally ranked liberal arts colleges, Hendrix rose four spots to claim the #40 ranking. Each year, the Best Value list takes into account the ratio of academic quality to price, the percentage of students receiving need-based financial aid (75% for Hendrix), and the average institutional aid those students receive.

The College 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 also one of eight nationally recognized institutions tied for #92 on the 2020 National Liberal Arts Colleges list.

“These rankings confirm what people who know Hendrix have understood for many years: This college provides an innovative and valuable educational experience at a great price,” said Hendrix President William M. Tsutsui. “We are thrilled to have enhanced the student experience by opening two residence halls in the new Miller Creative Quad this semester, and we look forward to the Quad’s first floor becoming home to the new Windgate Museum of Art and other performing- and visual arts-related academic spaces later this year.”

As in previous years’ rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Hendrix remains the only top 100 nationally ranked liberal arts college in Arkansas. Other recent accolades for Hendrix include representing Arkansas on College Raptor’s “Hidden Gems in the U.S.” list; another appearance on the Forbes Top Colleges list; the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 2019 Best College Values list; a profile in The Fiske Guide to Colleges; and a listing in The Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education College Rankings 2020. 

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