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Study at Freed Hardeman University

Freed-Hardeman University, also known as FHU, was established in 1869, and is a private undergraduate university and is located in Henderson, Tennessee. The campus of the university is spread across an area of more than 95 acres. FHU offers various academic programs and has over ten academic departments. The university also offers master's degrees. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • The Honors College
  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Biblical Studies
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Sciences and Mathematics
FHU participates in a wide variety of sports including basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, and softball. Their athletic teams are nicknamed as the Lions. They compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Profile of Freed Hardeman University

Freed Hardeman is found in Henderson, TN. Henderson is a town not particularly near any major cities. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Churches of Christ identity. Freed Hardeman is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Post-Master's certificate at the school.

Course Topics

Freed Hardeman is known for its programs in media and family and social work.

Freed Hardeman Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 600.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Freed Hardeman has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 2, 011 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Freed Hardeman. The school has a residential or campus feel. Freed Hardeman offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Freed Hardeman values student athletics, and belongs to the TranSouth Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Freed-Hardeman University is a private institution, associated with churches of Christ, dedicated to moral and spiritual values, academic excellence, and service in a friendly, supportive environment. The purpose of the university is to provide every student an education permeated with these Christian values. "

Freed Hardeman Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching93curriculum and instruction, educational administration, school Counselling, special ed
Liberal Arts59interdisciplinary studies, English, history
Religion and Philosophy55bible studies, theology, pastoral Counselling, ministry, philosophy
Business and Management52business management, finance, marketing, accounting, human resources, MIS
Therapy and Counselling38Counselling psychology, psychology
Media37public relations, communication studies, mass communication, journalism
Family and Social Work32social work, family studies
Science28biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physical sciences
Design13interior design, design and visual communication
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science
Art Studies6art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5exercise science, health and physical Education
Drama and Performing Arts2acting, theatre design
Medical administration1health care administration
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and safety
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0registered nursing

Contact: Freed Hardeman

Freed Hardeman University

158 E Main St

Henderson, TN 38340-2399

General Phone: (731) 989-6000


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