64%

Acceptance Rate

$18,670

Avg.Financial Aid

001102

FAFSA Code

About Ouachita Baptist University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,660

Website

www.obu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Southern Baptist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) is a private not-for-profit, Baptist liberal arts institution in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. OBU is affiliated with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

OBU is a Christ-centered education community. Incorporating the liberal arts tradition, the university furnishes learners for ongoing intellectual and spiritual augmentation, lives of meaningful work, and articulate fraternization with the world.

The grand vision at Ouachita Baptist University is to foster a love of God and a love of learning by creating dynamic growth opportunities for students both on campus and throughout the world. Ouachita guides with foresight and faithfulness.

Selecting Ouachita Baptist University as your college home, you are not only endowing remarkable academic training and career preparation but also coupling with an unsurpassable community. A 130-year old rich history has enabled this university to secure deep affinities supported by profound traditions and hearty spiritual foundations.

An institution has a student population of 1,660 enrolled for a various degree in majors such as Business, Christian Studies, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences (60+ Programs)

Ouachita Baptist University Accreditation

The institution is nationally accredited and is recognized by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to offer various degrees while religious affiliation is provided by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

You will warm up to students from across the nation and around the world who bring their diverse backgrounds and passions with them to share. Strengthening their pillars further with faculty members and guest lecturers who are top scholars in their fields, you will graduate being prepared for well-founded engagement with the world.

 

Location & Contact

Address

410 Ouachita St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8702455000
Fax: 8702455412
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Rankings

Get a glimpse of where this university settles in rankings to get a finer impression of Ouachita Baptist University’s offerings.

  • 2 in Regional Colleges South

  • 5 in Best Value Schools

  • 7 in Best Undergraduate Teaching

  • 31 in Top Performers on Social Mobility

  • 95 In The South

  • 155 In Liberal Arts Universities

  • 301 In Private Colleges

  • 461 in America's Top Colleges 2019

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

64%

SAT Range

1040 - 1250

ACT Range

21 - 28

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

No

Ouachita Baptist University is a Moderately Competitive University with an acceptance rate of 64% . The University’s selection criteria involve balanced GPA , SAT , ACT . With the estimated average of these principle directives being 3.6 for GPA , 1150 for SAT , 24 for ACT . Securing these scores in examinations increases selection probability for applicants . Naturally , a higher score than this average would raise their chances . 

Steps to apply : 

  1. Fill the University’s application form at https://obu.edu/admissions/application.php

  2. Submit SAT and ACT marks secured .

  3. Deposit the High School Transcript at the University’s official address .  

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$17,934

Average Annual Cost

$26,200

Books And Supplies

$1,100

Other Fees

$590

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,000

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,300

Total One Year Cost

$37,120

The sum annual cost to attend Ouachita Baptist University equals $37,120 . This quantity is inclusive of the charges for Tuition & Fee , Room & Board and Books & Supplies . This charge being the same for In-State and Out-State students . 

Check out our Tuition and Program page for detailed and thorough information about expenses . 

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

80%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$166

Faculty Overview

61%

Male Professors

39%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Biology, General

41 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

21 Graduates

Psychology, General

16 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

15 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

15 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

15 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

12 Graduates

Music

11 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

10 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

10 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

9 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

9 Graduates

History

8 Graduates

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized...

8 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

7 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

7 Graduates

Missions/Missionary Studies and Mis...

7 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

7 Graduates

Marketing

6 Graduates

Bible/Biblical Studies

5 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

5 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

5 Graduates

Mathematics

4 Graduates

Physics

4 Graduates

Religious/Sacred Music

4 Graduates

Sociology

4 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

3 Graduates

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fit...

3 Graduates

Theology and Religious Vocations, O...

3 Graduates

Computer Science

2 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

2 Graduates

Philosophy

2 Graduates

Political Science and Government

2 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

1 Graduates

Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Lan...

1 Graduates

Philosophy and Religious Studies, O...

1 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,660

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

27%

Full-time

92%

Part-time

8%

Students Gender

Male

45%

US National: 44%

Female

55%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

82% White

0% Unknown

7% Black

5% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

0% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

38%

Out Of State

61%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$61,306 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 96% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

96%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$3,800/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,080/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,080/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Tigers

School Colors

purple and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Great American Conference

Total Male Athletes

236

Total Female Athletes

119

Intramural Sports

8

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by OBU. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $8,000 per year. The students at Ouachita Baptist University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $4,080 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 43% male and 57% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$30,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$41,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$13,145

$23,750

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$136 - 246

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$18,670

Students Receiving Federal Grants

75%

Average Aid Per Year

N/A

Students Receiving State Aid

59%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,807

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

95%

Average Aid Per Year

$16,778

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

$30K - $48K

$21,241

$48K - $75K

$18,910

$75K - $110K

$16,337

> $110K

$17,342

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,602,492

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$10,778,840

The university in Association with the U.S government provides financial assistance for those students who are in need and to encourage them to study by providing work-study opportunities, grants, scholarships, and loans.

For those who want to enable Financial Aid, need to apply for FAFSA. The Ouachita Baptist University FAFSA/Federal School Code is 001102.

Different aid programs and their breakdowns are mentioned below.

  • Federal Aid composed of Pell Grant, FSEOG, TEACH Grant, Stafford Loans, and Federal Work-Study.

  • Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship is available in form of State Aid.

  • Institutional Aid comprises of President’s Scholarship, Founder’s Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Collegiate Scholarship, and Opportunity Award.

  • Military Aid is loaded with Post 9/11 GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program, and the Tuition Assistance Program.

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