The mission of Hardin-Simmons University is to be a
community dedicated to providing excellence in education enlightened by
Christian faith and values.
A large community with a small-town feel, Abilene is a
leading educational, business, and medical hub in West Texas with a
metropolitan population of approximately 120,000. There are numerous
entertainment options available for college students, including a variety of
restaurants, shops, and commercial businesses.
The main HSU campus sits on 96 beautifully landscaped acres,
with the total property encompassing 220 acres. Comprised of 33 major
buildings, including eight classroom buildings, six residence halls, and two
apartment complexes, the HSU campus is a place where students feel at home.
HSU was established in 1891 as a private, coeducational,
liberal arts university. Affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of
Texas and accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools, students of all faiths, ethnicities, races, and walks
of life are welcome.
2,205 Total Student Population
1990 Total Student Population
Approximately $150 million.
Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that each student
at HSU receives individualized attention and allows students to develop
meaningful relationships with professors. Ninety percent of our faculty hold
the highest available degree in their fields.
College of Fine Arts
Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts
Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics
Irvin School of Education
Kelley College of Business
Logsdon School of Theology
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Behavioral Science
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Master of Arts
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship
Master of Divinity
Master of Education
Master of Music
Master of Science
Master of Science in Nursing
Doctor of Education in Leadership
Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Association Council for Business Schools and Programs
Association of Theological Schools
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Council of Social Work Education
National Association of Schools of Music
Texas Board of Nursing
Texas Education Agency
Council of Independent Colleges
International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities
The Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
University and College Accountability Network
In 2016-17, $47 million was awarded in federal, state, and
institutional programs, including scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study. Ninety-eight percent of the HSU students received financial aid.
The HSU libraries have 443,979 listed items in the online
catalog. The Abilene Library Consortium currently makes available 2,105,926 items.
Wireless technology is accessible to 95% of the main campus with 235 computers available for student use in 14 labs and three communal
More than 50 student clubs and organizations exist on
campus, including: service, religious, honor, academic discipline, civic, and
political organizations. Many HSU students participate in local
fraternities and sororities, which are campus-based social or service clubs.
HSU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association, Division III, and American Southwest Conference. HSU offers 18
varsity sports, including teams in basketball, golf, tennis, cross country,
track, and soccer for men and women, as well as programs in football and
baseball for men and volleyball and softball for women.
Ranked in the Top Tier of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Universities in the Western
2200 Hickory, Abilene, TX, 79698
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