Ouachita Baptist University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,500
3.46% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,677
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.22%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
72.3%
2,063 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,784
90.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
65.4%
248 Graduates

About

Ouachita Baptist University is a higher education institution located in Clark County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Ouachita Baptist University were Applied Behavior Analysis (32 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 426 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ouachita Baptist University. 64.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (363 degrees), 20.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ouachita Baptist University is $30,500, which is $2,170 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Ouachita Baptist University is $30,500, which is $2,170 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,677.

In 2022, 90% of undergraduate students attending Ouachita Baptist University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$30,500
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Ouachita Baptist University was $30,500. The cost of tuition at Ouachita Baptist University is $2,170 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$21,677
2022 Value
7.99%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Ouachita Baptist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,677. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Ouachita Baptist University grew by 7.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,990
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ouachita Baptist University was of $8,990 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.92% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Ouachita Baptist University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.1% with respect to 2021, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.22%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Ouachita Baptist University was 2.22%, which represents 7 out of the 316 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Ouachita Baptist University received 2,063 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 21% annual growth. Out of those 2,063 applicants, 1,492 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,784 students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University in 2022. 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ouachita Baptist University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,492
Accepted Out of 2,063

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ouachita Baptist University was 72.3% (1,492 admissions from 2,063 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 73.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 21%, while admissions declined by −22.5%..

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage (2022)
51
Scores Submitted (2022)

11% of enrolled first-time students at Ouachita Baptist University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ouachita Baptist University had a total enrollment of 1,784 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Ouachita Baptist University is 1,608 students and the part-time enrollment is 176. This means that 90.1% of students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ouachita Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.8% White, 6.11% Black or African American, 5.49% Hispanic or Latino, 3.64% Two or More Races, 1.46% Asian, 0.561% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0561% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.8%), followed by White Male (32.1%) and Black or African American Male (4.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (80.4%), followed by Two or More Races Female (4.35%) and Black or African American Male (2.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ouachita Baptist University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,784 students. The full-time enrollment at Ouachita Baptist University is 1,608 and the part-time enrollment is 176. This means that 90.1% of students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Ouachita Baptist University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Ouachita Baptist University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,441 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    109 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    98 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Ouachita Baptist University is 80.8% White, 6.11% Black or African American, 5.49% Hispanic or Latino, 3.64% Two or More Races, 1.46% Asian, 0.561% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0561% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 122 more women than men received degrees from Ouachita Baptist University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ouachita Baptist University is white (363 degrees awarded). There were 20.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Ouachita Baptist University is Applied Behavior Analysis (32 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Ouachita Baptist University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees awarded), Theology (22 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Elementary & middle school teachers (233,552 people), Other managers (205,671 people), Postsecondary teachers (143,883 people), Clergy (131,118 people), and Social workers, all other (107,349 people).

The most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees awarded), Theology (22 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Psychology (49 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees awarded), Theology (22 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Psychology (49 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Elementary & secondary schools (623,371 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (356,113 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (288,322 people), Outpatient care centers (204,440 people), and Computer Systems Design (162,050 people).

The most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees awarded), Theology (22 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), Psychology (49 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Ouachita Baptist University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 29 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ouachita Baptist University was General Biological Sciences with 29 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

152
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
274
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 152 degrees were awarded to men at Ouachita Baptist University, which is 0.555 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (274).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Ouachita Baptist University in General Finance, which is 3 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Ouachita Baptist University in Applied Behavior Analysis, which is 15 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 54% of students graduating from Ouachita Baptist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Ouachita Baptist University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    363 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ouachita Baptist University is white (363 degrees awarded). There were 20.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    236 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    127 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Ouachita Baptist University is white female (236 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (127 degrees).

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Operations

Ouachita Baptist University has an endowment valued at nearly $137M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−1.25%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Ouachita Baptist University had a total salary expenditure of 49.3M. Ouachita Baptist University employs 41 Professors, 28 Associate professors and 27 Assistant professors. Most academics at Ouachita Baptist University are Male Professor (32), Female Associate professor (18), and Female Assistant professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 49 employees, Service, with 34 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Endowment

$137M
2022 Endowment
5.61%
decline from 2021

Ouachita Baptist University has an endowment valued at about $137M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Ouachita Baptist University declined 5.61% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $88M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.7M
2022 Salaries
3.61%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Ouachita Baptist University paid a median of $18.7M in salaries, which represents 38% of their overall expenditure ($49.3M) and a 3.61% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.67M
Instructional Salaries
109
Number of Employees

In 2022, Ouachita Baptist University paid a total of $6.67M to 109 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
41 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University were Professor with 41 employees, Associate professor with 28 employees, and Assistant professor with 27 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees, Service with 34 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University was Male Professor with 32 employees, Female Associate professor with 18 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 14 employees.

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