Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA. It is affiliated with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

Ouachita’s academic programs are organized into the following schools: Chesley and Elizabeth Pruet School of Christian Studies; Frank D. Hickingbotham School of Business; Michael D. Huckabee School of Education; School of Fine Arts; School of Humanities; School of Interdisciplinary Studies; J. D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences; W.H. Sutton School of Social Sciences.

Ouachita Baptist University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The undergraduate business degree program (Hickingbotham School of Business) is accredited by AACSB International.

The University is a member of the following organizations: Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU); American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE); International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities (IABCU); Consortium for Global Education (CGE); Gulf South Conference (GSC, Western Division); National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, Division II).

Notable OBU Alumni include: Winston Bryant (Attorney General of Arkansas, 1990 to 1999), Cliff Harris (former All-Pro Dallas Cowboys safety), William Holloway (Governor of Oklahoma, 1929 to 1931), Mike Huckabee (Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007, 2008 Republican President candidate), etc.


- Rated 1st among Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report 2010. It was also named the No. 1 “Great Schools, Great Prices” Baccalaureate College in the South for the second year in a row, reflecting the university’s outstanding economic value.

- Rated 2nd in the Best Value category for the South by US News “America’s Best Colleges” 2008.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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