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Ouachita Baptist University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Ouachita Baptist University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Ouachita Baptist University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Ouachita Baptist University was awarded 90 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is missionary studies.

Overall Quality

Ouachita Baptist is ranked #1,280 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Ouachita Baptist is also ranked #5 out of 40 schools in Arkansas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Ouachita Baptist?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Ouachita Baptist University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 62%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 21% 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 520 and 630. Math scores were between 510 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Ouachita Baptist University  ( 520 to 630 )
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SAT Math Scores for Ouachita Baptist University  ( 510 to 600 )
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Ouachita Baptist received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Ouachita Baptist University  ( 21 to 29 )
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Learn more about Ouachita Baptist University admissions.

Ouachita Baptist University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Ouachita Baptist is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Ouachita Baptist University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Ouachita Baptist University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Ouachita Baptist University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Ouachita Baptist for first-time, full-time students is 60%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Ouachita Baptist University.

Ouachita Baptist University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,664 undergraduates at Ouachita Baptist with 1,502 being full-time and 162 being part-time.

How Much Does Ouachita Baptist University Cost?

The overall average net price of Ouachita Baptist is $19,815. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Ouachita Baptist

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,042 $17,879 $20,185 $21,443 $22,671

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Ouachita Baptist, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Ouachita Baptist, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $6,641 a year. That adds up to $26,564 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ouachita Baptist is 5.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Ouachita Baptist Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Ouachita Baptist make around $41,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Baptist University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Arkadelphia is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Contact details for Ouachita Baptist are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001
Phone: 870-245-5000
Website: www.obu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ouachita
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ouachita

Ouachita Baptist University Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 34 $33,993
General Biology 33 $18,087
Interdisciplinary Studies 32 NA
Finance & Financial Management 23 $49,436
Teacher Education Grade Specific 23 $35,416
Health & Physical Education 17 $26,121
General Psychology 14 $20,140
Communication Sciences 14 NA
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 14 $32,925
Drama & Theater Arts 13 $21,964

Learn more about the majors offered at Ouachita Baptist University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Ouachita Baptist

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 236 students took at least one online class at Ouachita Baptist University. This is an increase from the 168 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 236 29
2018-2019 168 28
2017-2018 115 24
2016-2017 201 17
2015-2016 140 20

Learn more about online learning at Ouachita Baptist University.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

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