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Academic Quality

How do you identify a school that meets your standard of excellence? One way is to look at the educational experience you are likely to have. You want quality instruction in a setting that optimizes personal attention. In other words, small classes taught by credentialed, qualified professors. Another way is to look at the graduates already produced by the school,  acceptance into professional and graduate schools and job placement.

Take a closer look at Freed-Hardeman University. We believe you will discover a school that offers exceptional academic quality from a consistently Christian perspective.

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Retaining Students

Retention rates indicate the percentage of a school’s undergraduate full-time students who continue at that school the next year. For example, a student who studies full-time in the fall semester and returns for the next fall semester is counted in this rate. At FHU, most of the folks you meet will return for their second year.

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Qualified Faculty

  • Smaller classes mean more individual attention for students. The average class size is 18 students. You won’t get lost in the crowd.
  • Another indicator of academic quality is the student-faculty ratio. At FHU, the student-faculty ratio 13:1, which is considerably better than the national average.
  • A third indicator of academic quality is the credentials of the faculty. FHU professors are highly credentialed with more than three-fourth of them having earned terminal degrees and, in many cases, additional professional certifications.

Our Programs

  • Of course, you want a school that offers the curriculum best suited to your talents and ambitions. FHU offers six baccalaureate degrees, 15 pre-professional programs, 38 undergraduate majors and 58 undergraduate major plans of study.
  • What do graduates do after receiving their diploma? Most look for jobs, and most FHU graduates find employment in their area of interest. The average starting salary for an FHU graduate with a bachelor’s degree is $37,000.
  • Many graduates seek further education after obtaining their baccalaureate degrees. FHU has an excellent placement rate in graduate and professional schools. The average job placement rate is 89%.

Fast Facts


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Student to Faculty Ratio

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Job Placement Rate

Why FHU?

Ryan Overby

Ryan Overby

Members of the faculty and staff encouraged, challenged, and prepared my classmates and me for what was ahead of us in our health sciences graduate work and careers. I’m thankful for a community that supported me like family.

Nkosilathi and Katie Mpofu

Nkosilathi and Katie Mpofu

There is no doubt in our minds that the education we received from FHU prepared us to maneuver both the blessings and challenges of the Lord’s work in the mission field of Africa.

Brad and Kristi Montague

Brad and Kristi Montague

From the college town that we still call home, we have had incredible opportunities to partner with amazing people, companies, and organizations here and abroad. Our fellow alumni continue to play a significant role in our personal and professional lives.

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