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Hendrix tops list of 'Up and Coming' liberal arts colleges
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Hendrix tops list of 'Up and Coming' liberal arts colleges

CONWAY, Ark. (September 9, 2014) – Hendrix College was named the nation's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college by

U.S. News and World Report

, whose annual college guide was published today.

According to U.S. News, the list includes the institutions most often cited by college presidents, academic leaders and admissions deans as having made promising and innovative changes in academic life, faculty, student life, campus and facilities. Hendrix has appeared on this list for seven consecutive years.

Hendrix is the only top 100 private national liberal arts college in Arkansas in the 2015 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings.

"To see Hendrix recognized, rightfully so, among America's best and most innovative colleges is truly exciting," said Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui. "Hendrix's commitment to being a pace-setter nationally in the liberal arts and engaged learning sets the education we offer here apart."

Hendrix is also listed #8 among national liberal arts colleges that demonstrate "A Strong Commitment to Teaching."

"Teaching and mentoring undergraduate students is our most important enterprise," said Hendrix Provost Dr. Terri Bonebright. "I am grateful to see our faculty and their focus on our students' success recognized in this way."

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. This year, Hendrix was named the country's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, the 2014 Princeton Review's The Best 378 Colleges, and the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.

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