Ouachita Baptist University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Arkadelphia, AR, the school resides in a rural setting for students to study in. The school maintains a Southern Baptist affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. OBU has a yearly student enrollment of approximately a thousand.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Theology And Religious Vocations
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Communications And Journalism
The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, student records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. Most common standardized test scores among students admitted to OBU are within the range of 21 to 27 for the ACT exam, or 950 to 1200 for the SAT exam. 64% of those who apply are admitted to OBU, of which 37% choose to attend.
Tuition is approximately $22,000 annually, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students may check the school's tuition calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Ouachita Baptist University Tigers participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Available sports offered may include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division II)
- Basketball (NCAA Division II)
- Football (NCAA Division II)
- Golf (NCAA Division II)
Students should visit the OBU website to see a complete list of programs offered, admissions information, and more.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Ouachita Baptist University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Ouachita Baptist University has a total student population of about 1,500. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 27% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $24,000-$28,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $680 to $810 per unit
- The estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is around $8,600, which includes twenty-one meals provided each week
- May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$14,577|
|Receiving Student Loans||65%||$5,988|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Ouachita Baptist University may provide services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employment search assistance
The overall graduation rate of Ouachita Baptist University is approximately 60%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||48%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||11%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dietetics Program
- * Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1975)
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1956)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1961)
OBU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (367)
- Basketball (367)
- Football (367)
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Ouachita Baptist University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Ouachita Baptist University.
- Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR (0.5 miles away)
- Southern Arkansas University Main Campus in Magnolia, AR (59 miles away)
- University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in Pine Bluff, AR (64 miles away)
- University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR (74 miles away)
- Texas A&M University - Texarkana in Texarkana, TX (76 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
- Visit the main Arkansas colleges & universities profile page
- Get a list of all private colleges in Arkansas
- Compare other Arkansas Christian and Bible Colleges
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Ouachita Baptist University for official up-to-date information.