Hardin–Simmons University

#4958 / #1373
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School

Historic place in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas

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About Hardin–Simmons University

According to Wikipedia, Hardin–Simmons University is a private Baptist university in Abilene, Texas. History Hardin–Simmons University was founded as Abilene Baptist College in 1891 by the Sweetwater Baptist Association and a group of cattlemen and pastors who sought to bring Christian higher education to the Southwest. The purpose of the school would be "to lead students to Christ, teach them of Christ, and train them for Christ." The original land was donated to the university by rancher C.W. Merchant. It was the first school of higher education established in Texas west of Fort Worth. The school was renamed Simmons College in 1892 in honor of an early contributor, James B. Simmons. By 1907 it claimed an enrollment of 524 and a staff of 49. In 1925, it became Simmons University. It was renamed Hardin–Simmons University in 1934 in honor of Mary and John G. Hardin, who were also major contributors. The university has been associated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas since 1941.

Hardin–Simmons University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
2,308 91% 55% 1056 20

How Much Does Hardin–Simmons University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $16,627
30K - 48K $16,811
48K - 75K $18,450
75K - 110K $21,587
110K+ $25,615

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Hardin–Simmons University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Hardin–Simmons University, then you can expect to earn an average of $48,300 per year. You also have a 90% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Hardin–Simmons University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
2,066 1,630 436

Where is Hardin–Simmons University?

Hardin–Simmons University is located at 2200 Hickory, Abilene TX 79698-0001

How Safe is Hardin–Simmons University?

Hardin–Simmons University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Abilene has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Hardin–Simmons University Known For?

Hardin–Simmons University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Hardin–Simmons University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Hardin–Simmons University's Most Influential Alumni?

Hardin–Simmons University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Religious Studies, Criminal Justice, and Communications. Here are some of Hardin–Simmons University's most famous alumni:

Stedman Graham
Stedman Graham
An American educator and businessman.
Doyle Brunson
Doyle Brunson
An American poker player.
Paige Patterson
An American theologian.
Liz Smith
Liz Smith
An American writer.
Dan Blocker
Dan Blocker
A Hoss Cartwright in Bonanza.
Naim Ateek
Naim Ateek
A Palestinian priest.
Matt Chandler
An American minister.
C. V. Wood
An American developer of amusement parks.
Fess Parker
Fess Parker
An American actor .
Lonnie D. Kliever
An American theologian.
Owen J. Baggett
An American Air Force officer .
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Marion Zimmer Bradley
An American novelist and editor.