2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$20,074

Net Price

74%

Admitted

25%

Enrolled

66%

Graduation Rate

13/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Ouachita Baptist University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,764. In 2021, there were 12 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

12

Total Enrollment

1,764

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Ouachita Baptist University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology12
Total Graduates12
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 2,610 students applied to the Ouachita Baptist University. The university admitted 74% and 25% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Arkansas universities is 3,999. On average, all Arkansas institutions admit 66% and 34% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Ouachita Baptist University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 84%. Compared to all Arkansas four or more years colleges, the percentage is 67%.

The overall graduation rate for Ouachita Baptist University is 66%, compared to 46% for all Arkansas universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare OBU to Arkansas Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Ouachita Baptist University to the average of all Arkansas four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

OBU

2,610

Applicants

74%

Percent Admitted

25%

Percent Enrolled

84%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

66%

Graduation Rate

AR Colleges

3,999

Applicants

66%

Percent Admitted

34%

Percent Enrolled

67%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

46%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 106 or 66% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 54 or 34% part-time faculty members employed at Ouachita Baptist University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 106 or 66%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

OBU

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

66%

Percent Full-Time

34%

Percent Part-Time

66%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

AR Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

64%

Percent Full-Time

36%

Percent Part-Time

63%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Ouachita Baptist University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $29,480, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,100.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $13,500 and the average cost for graduate fees is $280.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Ouachita Baptist University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Ouachita Baptist University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$8,510
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,200
Total Living Expenses$12,710
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$29,480
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,100
Total Undergraduate Expenses$43,290
In-State, Graduate Tuition$13,500
In-State, Graduate Fees$280
Total Graduate Expenses$13,780
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Ouachita Baptist University is $20,074. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Ouachita Baptist University to all Arkansas universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

OBU

$43,290

Cost to Attend

$23,353

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,074

Net Price

AR Colleges

$27,424

Cost to Attend

$13,730

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$13,593

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 389 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,508 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $23,353.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,508$23,353
Pell Grants404$4,802
Federal Student Loans863$7,430
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Ouachita Baptist University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

OBU

1,508

Grant or Scholarship Aid

54%

Grants or Scholarships

404

Number of Pell Grants

15%

Pell Grants

863

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

AR Colleges

3,193

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

1,345

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

1,631

Federal Student Loans

26%

Federal Student Loans

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