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Hendrix College Recognized Nationally for Innovation, Undergraduate Teaching

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CONWAY, Ark. (September 12, 2022) — Hendrix College is recognized nationally for innovation and undergraduate teaching in this year’s U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Colleges rankings.

“Once again, we are honored to be cited among the country’s top liberal arts colleges,” said Hendrix President Ellis Arnold.

In addition to appearing on a list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, Hendrix is #23 in Most Innovative Schools (an increase of 13 places from last year) and #55 in the Best Undergraduate Teaching (an increase of nine places from last year).

“Not only is this recognition a testament to the overall quality and value of the academic program at Hendrix,” said Arnold. “But it also affirms the distinctiveness of our approach to engaged learning and how well Hendrix prepares students for successful careers and lives after they graduate.”

“Our position among the Most Innovative Schools and Best Undergraduate Teaching lists would not be possible without the commitment, dedication, and shared sense of purpose among our faculty and staff to provide the very best experience for our students,” he said.

In addition to the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Colleges rankings, Hendrix is featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2023The Princeton Review, and Washington Monthly’s 2022 College Guide. Niche.com cites Hendrix among the 2023 Best Colleges in America, and College Consensus cites Hendrix in numerous categories, including Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, Best Private Colleges, Best Small Colleges, and 50 Underrated Colleges Doing Great Things.

Fall semester classes at Hendrix began on Tuesday, August 23, with the largest new student class in seven years. After receiving a record 2,801 applications, Hendrix welcomed 375 new students from 23 states and multiple foreign countries to campus last month, a 13 percent increase compared to 332 students a year ago. Among new students from Arkansas, Hendrix saw a 14 percent increase in the number of Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship recipients. After Census Day (Wednesday, September 7, 2022, the 10th day of fall semester classes), the College’s total enrollment increased by two percent to 1,144 students, compared to 1,120 during the 2021-22 academic year.

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