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Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

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Ouachita Baptist University

Private 4 Year

About Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) is a private, liberal arts, undergraduate college located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, which is about 65 miles southwest of Little Rock. The university's name is taken from the Ouachita (pronounced Wash'-uh-taw) River, which forms the eastern campus boundary. It is affiliated with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. The student body is approximately 45% male and 55% female.


Located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR, 71998-0001, Clark County

Ouachita Baptist University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#425 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Arkansas

#5 of 83

Best Pastoral counseling and specialized ministries Colleges & Universities in America

#2 of 101

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Ouachita Baptist University is Business Management followed by Biomedical, Education, Theology and Visual/Performing Arts.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Ouachita Baptist University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni