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Ouachita Baptist University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Ouachita Baptist University

Website: http://www.obu.edu
Address: 410 Ouachita St , Arkadelphia , Arkansas - 71998-0001
Phone: (870) 245-5000
GENERAL INFORMATION
Type
Four or more years Private not-for-profit
Awards offered Less then 1 year certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's
Campus setting
Distant Town
Campus housing Yes
Carnegie classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Athletics (football) NCAA, Gulf South Conference
Religious affiliation Southern Baptist
Calendar system Semester
Remedial services Yes
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Employment services for students No
Placement services for completers Yes
On-campus daycare No
Distance learning Yes
ROTC Yes
Study abroad Yes
Weekend/evening college No
ADMISSIONS: INFORMATION
Application fee -
STATISTICS
TOTAL
MEN
WOMEN
Applicants
1,569
781
788
Percent admitted
66%
60%
72%
Admitted applicants who enrolled
39%
39%
39%
TEST SCORES
P 25
P 75
SAT Critical reading
470
600
SAT Math
490
590
SAT Writing
-
-
ACT Composite
21
27
ACT English
21
29
ACT Math
20
27
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Admissions test scores Required
COST
EXPENSES AMOUNT
In-state tuition $17,058
Out-of-state tuition $17,058
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $5,530
On-campus other expenses $2,500
FINANCIAL AID
TYPE
AVG %
AVG AMOUNT
Financial aid
100%
-
Federal grant aid
20%
$3,785
State or local grant aid
15%
$3,691
Institutional grant aid
100%
-
Loan aid
47%
$4,583
STUDENT BODY
ENROLLMENT
TOTAL
% MEN
% WOMEN
Enrolled
1,493
46%
54%
Estimated undergraduates enrolled 1,495
Estimated graduates enrolled 0
Undergraduates 24 years old 93%
Undergraduates 25 - 65 years old 4%
GRADUATION RATE
Total 60%
Men 61%
Women 60%
Bachelor's degree - 4 years 42%
Bachelor's degree - 5 years 59%
Bachelor's degree - 6 years 60%

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $16,990 $17,950 $18,400 $18,940 2.9%
Books and supplies $850 $950 $1,000 $1,000 0.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $5,000 $5,400 $5,530 $5,660 2.4%
Other $2,250 $2,450 $2,500 $2,500 0.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $25,090 $26,750 $27,430 $28,100 2.4%

Map & Directions

Map of Ouachita Baptist University

Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,592 762 830
Percent admitted 73% 72% 75%
Percent admitted who enrolled 38% 42% 34%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Formal demonstration of competencies   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 163 37%
ACT 319 72%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 470 590
SAT Math 490 610
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 21 29
ACT Math 19 27

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1953 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics 2/1/1975 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1956 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 1/1/1961 -   Accredited