Harding University is a private liberal arts Christian university in Searcy, Arkansas, about 50 miles (80 km) north-east of Little Rock, associated with the Churches of Christ. The university takes its name from James A. Harding.
The school was founded in 1924 as Harding College in Morrilton, Arkansas and moved a decade later to the campus of the defunct Galloway Female College in Searcy. Today, the University contains forty-eight buildings, a Harding School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee, satellite campuses in North Little Rock, Paragould and Bentonville, and International campuses in Brisbane, Australia; Vi?a del Mar, Chile; London, England; Porto Rafti, Greece; Florence, Italy; France; and Namwianga Mission, Zambia. The fall 2013 student body of 6,295 students includes 4,429 undergraduate and 1,808 graduate students from all fifty states and forty-eight foreign countries. The fall 2013 enrollment is the 27th consecutive record fall undergraduate enrollment for the University and included 53 undergraduates who were selected as a National Merit Finalist.