Ouachita Baptist University Overview
Located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Ouachita Baptist University is a private not-for-profit institution. Arkadelphia is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is Ouachita Baptist University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Ouachita Baptist.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- The average Ouachita Baptist student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Ouachita Baptist University Rankings
Ouachita Baptist holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Arkansas ranking.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Ouachita Baptist has earned from around the web.
|#8||Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific||College Factual|
|#9||Best Value Colleges for Finance & Financial Management||College Factual|
|#16||Best Value Colleges for Communication & Media Studies||College Factual|
|#33||Best Value Colleges for Education||College Factual|
|#39||Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
|#42||Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism||College Factual|
Where Is Ouachita Baptist University?
Contact details for Ouachita Baptist are given below.
|Address:||410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001|
How Do I Get Into Ouachita Baptist?
You can apply to Ouachita Baptist online at: www.obu.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for Ouachita Baptist
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Ouachita Baptist?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.
Average Test Scores
About 18% of students accepted to Ouachita Baptist submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 640. Math scores were between 480 and 620.
Can I Afford Ouachita Baptist University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Ouachita Baptist, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $6,260 a year. That adds up to $25,040 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Ouachita Baptist is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Ouachita Baptist University Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 1,529 full-time undergraduates at Ouachita Baptist, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ouachita Baptist University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||121|
|Hispanic or Latino||81|
Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at Ouachita Baptist University. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 26 countries are represented at Ouachita Baptist. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Zimbabwe, Japan, and Brazil.
Online Learning at Ouachita Baptist University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ouachita Baptist has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 36th most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Ouachita Baptist
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ouachita Baptist University was 411.0%. This is the #163 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ouachita Baptist regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Ouachita Baptist ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Ouachita Baptist.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||#3|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#4|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#54|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Ouachita Baptist University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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