Ouachita Baptist University Rankings

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#4310 of 14,131 In the World
#1215 of 2,597 In North America
#1141 of 2,496 In the United States
#14 of 24 In Arkansas
#2 of 2 In Arkadelphia

Quick Review

Religion
Southern Baptist
Acceptance rate
62%
Average SAT
1130
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$20,534 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,664
Graduates
40
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
obu.edu

Ouachita Baptist University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 62% 57% 64%
Applicants 2,524 947 1,577
Admissions 1,559 544 1,015
Freshmen enrolled full time 389 150 239

207 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

29 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
83 or 21%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1030
or below

75% of them
had 1230
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Ouachita Baptist University are 1030-1230 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
346 or 89%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Ouachita Baptist University are 21-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1392 (82%)
Black or African American 115 (7%)
Hispanic 85 (5%)
Two or more races 51 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 35 (2%)
Asian 18 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 4 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$20,534/year
Average aid awarded
$20,112
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $16,765
$30-48K $16,902
$48-75K $21,497
$75-110K $21,029
$110K+ $22,430

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $28,480$13,500
Tuition in-state $28,480$13,500
Tuition out-of-state $28,480$13,500
Fee in-district $640$220
Fee in-state $640$220
Fee out-of-state $640$220

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,608
Combined charge for room and board $7,380
Room charge $4,000
Meal charge $4,000

Ouachita Baptist University Majors

Major Bachelor's
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 27
Communication, General 19
Elementary Education and Teaching 17
Finance, General 15
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other 14
Management Science 13
English Language and Literature, General 11
Accounting 10
Dietetics & Dietitian 10
Musical Theatre 10
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other 10
Psychology, General 10
Graphic Design 9
Mass Communication & Media Studies 8
Bible & Biblical Studies 7
Music, General 7
Political Science and Government, General 7
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 6
Music Teacher Education 6
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 6
History, General 5
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 5
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 5
Music Management 5
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 5
Biomedical Sciences, General 4
Mathematics, General 4
Missions & Missionary Studies 4
Business Administration and Management, General 3
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 3
Christian Studies 3
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 3
Fine & Studio Arts, General 3
Philosophy 3
Social Sciences, Other 3
Sociology, General 3
Computer Science 2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 2
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 2
Family and Community Services 2
Physics, General 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Chemistry, General 1
Environmental Studies 1
Keyboard Instruments 1
Music Performance, General 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 305
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 60% 49% 72%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%

Publications & Citations

Publications
210
Citations
2,259

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
104 / 457
Art & Design
39 / 93
Business
34 / 506
Psychology
29 / 625
History
29 / 3
Medicine
28 / 373
Biology
23 / 392
Political Science
20 / 92
Art History
20 / 1
Computer Science
17 / 32
Economics
16 / 170
Media Studies
14 / 0
Sociology
12 / 31
Social Psychology
11 / 412
Marketing
11 / 163
Gerontology
9 / 0
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
9 / 1
Performing arts
9 / 0
Mathematics
9 / 95
Law
9 / 2
Communications and Public Relations
8 / 115
Fashion Design
8 / 0
Child Psychology
8 / 281
Chemistry
8 / 98
Environmental Science
8 / 40
Education Majors
8 / 41
Music
6 / 1
Physics
6 / 172
Library and Information science
5 / 0
Finance
5 / 101
Management
5 / 4
Classics and Ancient History
5 / 3
Geography and Cartography
5 / 2
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
5 / 69
Literature
5 / 1
Atomic and Molecular physics
5 / 138
Demography
4 / 18
Oncology and Cancer research
4 / 6
Health Science
4 / 31
Management Information Systems
4 / 4

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 4
1992 5 3
1993 5 6
1994 2 6
1995 3 6
1996 5 9
1997 5 6
1998 4 12
1999 3 14
2000 4 26
2001 4 19
2002 6 22
2003 4 21
2004 6 19
2005 9 51
2006 3 65
2007 3 86
2008 4 81
2009 11 103
2010 3 119
2011 8 111
2012 9 123
2013 13 175
2014 7 162
2015 30 167
2016 39 151
2017 11 177
2018 9 174
2019 7 206
2020 11 231
2021 8 249

Ouachita Baptist University alumni

  1. Mike Huckabee

    Mike Huckabee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    radio personalitypoliticianwritermusician
    Biography

    Michael Dale Huckabee is an American politician, Baptist minister, political commentator, and bassist who served as the 44th governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. He was a candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in both 2008 and 2016.

  2. Sarah Sanders

    Sarah Sanders
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    political campaign staffpress secretarypolitician
    Biography

    Sarah Elizabeth Sanders, also known as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is an American political analyst and politician. She was the 31st White House press secretary, serving under President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2019. She was the third woman to serve in that position. Sanders previously worked on the election campaigns of her father, Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, and later served as a senior advisor on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Sanders is a candidate in the 2022 Arkansas gubernatorial election.

  3. Janet Huckabee

    Janet Huckabee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Janet Huckabee is an American politician, the wife of former 2008 and 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee. She served as the first lady of Arkansas, from July 1996 until January 2007 and oversaw a total remodel of the Arkansas Governor's Mansion, including the addition of the Grand Hall ballroom. Huckabee was also the unsuccessful Republican nominee for Arkansas Secretary of State in 2002.

  4. Steve Russell

    Steve Russell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in Ouachita Baptist University
    In 1985 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    soldierbusiness executivewriterpolitician
    Biography

    Steven Dane Russell is an American soldier and politician. He served in the United States House of Representatives for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district from 2015 to 2019, after serving in the Oklahoma Senate from 2009 to 2013. Russell is a member of the Republican Party.

General info

Alternative names OBU
Founded 1886
Motto Vision. Integrity. Service.
Colors purple, gold
Academic Calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 319
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 410 Ouachita St
Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 71998-0001
United States
City population 10,000
Phone 8702455000
Fax +1 (870) 245 5500

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