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Hardin – Simmons University

Also known as HSU, Hardin-Simmons

2200 Hickory, Abilene, TX

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Hardin - Simmons University provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Abilene, Texas and operated as a private institution. The Baptist affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and mission that defines the school. HSU has an annual student enrollment of nearly two thousand.

Areas of study available at HSU include but are not limited to:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1370 - 1700 for the SAT exam and in a range of 20 - 26 for the ACT exam is common among students admitted to Hardin - Simmons University. HSU admits approximately 60% of applicants. Of those students admitted, about 40% registered for enrollment. More information from the admissions office can be found at hsutx.edu.

Tuition is approximately $25,000 annually, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $3,700 per year. Some students at HSU may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Hardin - Simmons University is the "Cowboys", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through oversight by the NCAA. Available sports offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)

Students can visit the Hardin - Simmons University website to get a complete list of programs offered, admissions information, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Hardin – Simmons University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Hardin – Simmons University is around 2,100 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 20% enrolling as graduate students and 77% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $25,000-$29,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $750-$900 per unit
  • Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$13,201
Receiving Student Loans62%$8,778
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Hardin – Simmons University may provide services to students like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Hardin – Simmons University is around 51%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years34%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Hardin – Simmons University

  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Theology (Ministry) Program

Campus: Logsdon Seminary Theology Program at South Texas School of Christion Studies

  • Theology (Ministry) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (since 2006)

Campus: Logston Seminary Theology Program at Trinity Baptist Church

  • Theology (Ministry) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (since 2012)

Intercollegiate Athletics

HSU, Hardin-Simmons is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (American Southwest Conference)
  • Basketball (American Southwest Conference)
  • Football (American Southwest Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Hardin – Simmons University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Hardin – Simmons University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
60.00%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
98%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
12:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$11,920