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Freed-Hardeman traces its origins to an 1869 charter, when the Henderson Male and Female Institute was authorized by the Tennessee legislature to offer high school and college courses and to confer degrees. After five decades and four name changes, the school was, in 1919, renamed after its president, A.G. Freed, and vice president, N.B. Hardeman. Freed-Hardeman achieved four year college status in 1976 and university status in 1990. It began offering graduate degrees in 1989.
FHU is situated in Henderson, Tenn., located just south of Jackson. This location will give you access to the best of both worlds - the amenities you'd expect in a larger city and the hometown charm found only in a college town like Henderson.
Freed-Hardeman enrolls approximately 2,000 students, 1,500 of which are enrolled in undergraduate studies. More than half of the university's enrollment lives on campus.
More than 90 percent of Freed-Hardeman students and families receive financial aid, including more than $7 million awarded through annual scholarships. Our aid packages include funds from scholarships, state and federal grants, Tennessee HOPE Scholarships, and long-term, low-interest federal loans.
We offer a variety of student activities, including social clubs, professional organizations, choral groups, musical and vocal groups, intramural sports, student government, mission and ministry organizations, performance groups, student publications and television and radio stations.
Academics are a priority at FHU. Students can get involved with the campus research center, where students and faculty of the sciences work together on extracurricular, graduate-level research, or they can spend a semester studying abroad at our Italy or Belgium campuses. Students can choose from more than 50 undergraduate fields of study and get involved with more than 40 academic, professional and service organizations.
The Freed-Hardeman Lions and Lady Lions are members of the TranSouth Athletic Conference of the NAIA Division I. Lion and Lady Lion teams have won one national championship, more than 25 conference titles and more than 35 national tournament appearances.