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Ouachita Baptist University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Arkadelphia, AR

$29,480

Avg tuition

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About Ouachita Baptist University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Southern Baptist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Ouachita Baptist University is a small private university located on a rural campus in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,716, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 74%. The university offers 72 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 67%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $29,480.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

74% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

84% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

67% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Not required or recommended

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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2k

Students enrolled

16%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

80%

Black

7%

Hispanic

5%

Two or more races

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Asian

1%

Unknown

Information not available

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

58%

Socio-economic diversity

24% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

8

Total Online Enrollment

275

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

90% On-campus

10% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate Check Bold 100% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 8% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 33% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $29,480 $29,480
Graduate $13,500 $13,500

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,100
On-campus room and board $8,510
On-campus other expenses $4,200
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,470
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,200
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,550

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $43,290 $43,290
Off-campus without family $44,250 $44,250
Off-campus with family $34,130 $34,130

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

69%

State Grant Aid

57%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

24%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $2,510
State Grant Aid $2,240
Institution Grant Aid $18,386
Pell Grant Aid $4,802

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$35k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division II with football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track Field Outdoor
  • Track Field Xcountry
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Basketball

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

3

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

4

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

5

Education

BA

MA

DOC

6

Engineering

BA

MA

DOC

7

English Language And Literature/Letters

BA

MA

DOC

8

Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

9

Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics

BA

MA

DOC