Freed-Hardeman University

Freed-Hardeman University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Freed-Hardeman University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Freed-Hardeman University was awarded 219 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is Bible/Biblical studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked FHU as #1,186 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

FHU also holds the #16 spot on the Best Colleges in Tennessee ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into FHU?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Freed-Hardeman University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 81%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 11% of students accepted to FHU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 525 and 650. Math scores were between 485 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Freed-Hardeman University  ( 525 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Freed-Hardeman University  ( 485 to 620 )
FHU received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Freed-Hardeman University  ( 21 to 27 )

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Freed-Hardeman University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Freed-Hardeman University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Freed-Hardeman University is 95%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  95 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Freed-Hardeman University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Freed-Hardeman University has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At FHU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 50%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Freed-Hardeman University.

Freed-Hardeman University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,727 undergraduates at FHU with 1,312 being full-time and 415 being part-time.

How Much Does Freed-Hardeman University Cost?

The overall average net price of FHU is $16,703. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for FHU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,512 $13,318 $14,598 $19,269 $20,879

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of FHU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FHU, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $6,993 a year. That adds up to $27,972 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FHU is 7.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do FHU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from FHU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,100 in their early years. This is about 7% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Freed-Hardeman University make the most money.

Location of Freed-Hardeman University

Located in Henderson, Tennessee, Freed-Hardeman University is a private not-for-profit institution. Henderson is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for FHU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 158 E Main St, Henderson, TN 38340-2399
Phone: 800-348-3481

Freed-Hardeman University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 43 majors graduated from Freed-Hardeman University. Of these students, 345 received undergraduate degrees and 153 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 50 $54,252
Teacher Education Grade Specific 36 $36,521
General Psychology 25 $23,649
Biblical Studies 23 $38,289
Accounting 20 $38,289
Social Work 18 NA
General Biology 17 $25,194
Business Administration & Management 16 $37,208
Marketing 14 $32,925
Health & Physical Education 13 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Freed-Hardeman University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at FHU

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 677 students took at least one online class at Freed-Hardeman University. This is an increase from the 490 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 677 390
2018-2019 490 312
2017-2018 460 252
2016-2017 481 214
2015-2016 438 179

Learn more about online learning at Freed-Hardeman University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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