Mission

Founded in 1877, Philander Smith College is a small, privately supported, historically Black, four-year liberal arts institution related to the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.

The College offers four degrees: the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Bachelor of Social Work.
 
The College's mission is to graduate academically accomplished students, grounded as advocates for social justice, determined to change the world for the better.
 
Philander Smith College, the only United Negro College Fund member institution in Arkansas, strives to provide a quality education for all regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin or ethnic background.

 
Our mission is to graduate academically accomplished students, grounded as advocates for social justice, determined to change the world for the better.”

Fast Facts

PRESIDENT: Roderick L. Smothers, Sr., Ph.D. (2015 - present)

FOUNDED: 1877

TYPE:  Private, 4-year HBCU

ENROLLMENT: 760

LOCATION: Little Rock, Arkansas

STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO: 14 to 1

MASCOT: Panther

NICKNAME: Philanderians

COLORS: Green and Gold

AFFILIATIONS: United Methodist Church; UNCF