Quick Facts


Founded in 1877, Philander Smith College is a privately funded, four-year liberal arts career-oriented institution supported by the General Board of Higher Education and a ministry of the United Methodist Church. This college has a rich legacy of providing an educational experience that embraces academic excellence, builds self-esteem and cultivates critical thinking skills and prepares students to be future leaders and advocates for social justice.  


Philander Smith College is a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) and participates in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).


900 Daisy Bates Drive , Little Rock, AR 72202

Founded: 1877

President: Dr. Roderick Smothers

Nickname: Panthers

Colors: Green and Gold

Enrollment: 668

School Web Site: http://www.philander.edu/

Athletic Web Site: http://www.philanderathletics.com/

Sponsored Sports

Men's Basketball, Men's Indoor Track & Field, Men's Outdoor Track & Field,

Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Indoor Track & Field, Women's Outdoor Track & Field

Athletic Director: Nathan M. Cochran

Phone: (501) 370-5317

Fax: (501) 370-5260

Sports Information: TBA

Phone: (214) 405-6371