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two students at commencement outside

For His

Guided by our Mission

Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN has shaped students for over 150 years with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship, and service. Today, FHU provides learners at all stages of life with undergraduate and graduate degrees in 40 academic programs.

Fast Facts

Founding Year


Student to Faculty Ration

Colleges & Schools

How We Do It

If you want to become an elementary school teacher, FHU offers one of the best elementary education degrees and teacher education programs.


Our mission is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship, and service.

Graduates of our social work degree program can pursue graduate education at their preferred graduate school to become professional social workers, or begin in entry level positions in mental health clinics or other organizations.

Strategic Plan

To help us make our future bright and secure, we have developed a strategic plan for the next five years, 2019-2023.

students on tour with department of admission


Our University strives to create an inspiring and unique atmosphere where students can create lifelong bonds and relationships that reflect the glory of God.

students praying in large group while sitting on the floor

Faculty & Staff

The quality and commitment of our faculty and staff enable us to provide an outstanding educational experience.

President David Shannon leading parade

FHU students are the best in the world! We are thankful for the unique gifts each individual brings to campus and the deep relationships created, as we worship, learn, live and work together. These bonds will last a lifetime and beyond.

David R. Shannon

Henderson, TN

The FHU Family

Freed-Hardeman University is more than just an institution of higher education – it’s a family. Whether you’re a new student just beginning your journey, a graduate student looking to advance your career, or an alumni or patron desiring to support our mission, we welcome you with open arms. Located in the heart of Henderson, Tennessee, FHU prides itself on providing a quality education rooted in Christian values. Our students are more than just a number – they are individuals with unique gifts and talents that we strive to nurture and develop. We can’t wait to welcome you to Freed-Hardeman University.