FHU Facts at a Glance

Location: Henderson, Tenn.

Founded: 1869

President: Mr. David R. Shannon

Religious Affiliation: Church of Christ

Undergraduate Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Graduate Degrees: Master of Arts in New Testament, Master of Arts in Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Science in Counseling, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Education Specialist, Doctorate of Education

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 13:1


  • Total enrollment of 2,117

  • Students from 31 states and 17 foreign countries.

  • Undergraduate enrollment is 43% male, 57% female

  • Entering freshmen class of 327 students

  • Average entering freshman ACT composite score of 24.6

Colleges and Schools:

  • College of Arts and Sciences

  • College of Biblical Studies

  • College of Business

  • College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

  • Honors College

  • Graduate School of Theology

Athletics: Member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) at the Division I level, and American Midwest Conference members. Sponsors seven intercollegiate sports programs including Men's and Women's Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Men's and Women's Soccer, Women's Volleyball, Men's and Women's Golf, and Men's and Women's Cross Country.

Accreditation: Freed–Hardeman University (FHU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of FHU may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at: 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033–4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on the SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Completion Rates: Completion rates for Freed-Hardeman University are available through the College Navigator website. College Navigator is a free consumer information tool that guides, leads, and directs students, parents, high school counselors, and other interested parties to information about higher education institutions. The primary data source for College Navigator is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS.