Hendrix Among the Best in National Liberal Arts Colleges

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 www.hendrix.edu.