OBU Rankings and Evaluation

Overview

Next statements evaluate Ouachita Baptist University by comparing key academic facts to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.
  • It has relatively expensive tuition & fees of $27,900.
  • The acceptance rate (61%) is average.
  • The SAT & ACT scores (1,155 SAT, 25 ACT) is average.
  • It has very large number of students of 1,660.
  • It offers very diverse area of study (66 programs).
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Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees of OBU are $27,900 and it is relatively expensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.

Ouachita Baptist University $27,900

All U.S. Colleges $17,692

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges $26,737

4-Years Colleges $22,926

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas $21,028

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Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of OBU is 61% and it is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.

Ouachita Baptist University 61%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 66%

4-Years Colleges 68%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas 58%

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The yield, also known as enrollment rate, of OBU is 28% and the yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.

Ouachita Baptist University 28%

All U.S. Colleges 37%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 35%

4-Years Colleges 35%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas 41%

SAT Scores

The average SAT score submitted by enrolled students at OBU is 1,155 and it is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.

Ouachita Baptist University 1,155

All U.S. Colleges 1,123

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 1,132

4-Years Colleges 1,124

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas 1,093

ACT Scores

The average ACT score submitted by enrolled students at OBU is 25 and it is lower compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.

Ouachita Baptist University 25

All U.S. Colleges 68

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 69

4-Years Colleges 68

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas 70

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Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate at OBU is 63% and it is extremely higher (most students completed in-time) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.

Ouachita Baptist University 63%

All U.S. Colleges 56%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 56%

4-Years Colleges 51%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas 46%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate at OBU is 83% and it is extremely higher (most students continue to attend) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.

Ouachita Baptist University 83%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 74%

4-Years Colleges 73%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas 65%

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Student Population

The total student population at OBU is 1,660 and its population very large compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.

Ouachita Baptist University 1,660

All U.S. Colleges 2,931

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 2,477

4-Years Colleges 4,686

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas 1,115

Financial Aid Amount

The average amount of financial aid received at OBU is $19,432 which is 69.65% of tuition & fees. The rate of the financial aid over its tuition is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.

Ouachita Baptist University $19,432

All U.S. Colleges $7,676

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges $16,488

4-Years Colleges $12,161

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas $13,564

Student to Faculty Ratio

The students to faculty ratio at OBU is 12 to 1 and the ratio is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.

Ouachita Baptist University 12 to 1

All U.S. Colleges 15 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 12 to 1

4-Years Colleges 14 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas 13 to 1

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Number of Programs

OBU offers 66 programs and it means very diverse area of study compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.

Ouachita Baptist University 66

All U.S. Colleges 37

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 45

4-Years Colleges 58

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas 33

Number of Online Programs

OBU offers 4 online programs and it means few online programs compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.

Ouachita Baptist University 4

All U.S. Colleges 13

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges 12

4-Years Colleges 15

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas 8

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