Philander Smith College is a private, residential, co-educational, four-year undergraduate liberal arts college located in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was chartered as a four-year college on March 3, 1883. The College is affiliated with the United Methodist church and a founding member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

The College has the following divisions: Social Justice; Humanities; Philander Smith Management Institute; Natural and Physical Science; Education; Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Harry R. Kendall Science & Health Mission Center.

Philander Smith College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It has received programmatic accreditation through the following organizations: National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, Association for Collegiate and Business Schools and Programs, and the Council on Social Work Education.

Philander Smith College is approved by: Arkansas Department of Education; and University Senate of the United Methodist Church.

Notable alumni include: Joycelyn Elders (former Surgeon General of the United States), "Geese" Ausbie (former Harlem Globetrotters player and coach), Lottie Shackelford (former mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas), Al Bell (founder of Stax Records and former president of Motown Records), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Philander Smith College is ranked 71st among Tier 1 Regional Colleges (South) by US News (2011).

* Next: Central Baptist College, Arkansas

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