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OBU Demographics & Diversity

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at OBU are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 15% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Ouachita Baptist University students
Race Percent of Students
White 85%
Black 7%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 2%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 45% more female students than male students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, OBU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Ouachita Baptist University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Ouachita Baptist University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 696
Women 1,008

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

OBU serves a low number of students outside of Arkansas, with 62 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Ouachita Baptist University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 62%
Out of State 36%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,306 per year

27% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,704
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 4.4%
Part time Undergrads 1.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=107512 IPEDS survey data for Ouachita Baptist University.