#3 Best Private Colleges in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Baptist University overview
Location Shawnee, Oklahoma
Online okbu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Oklahoma Baptist University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU), situated in Shawnee, Oklahoma, approximately 35 miles east of Oklahoma City, is a private Christian liberal arts institution established in 1910. The university's campus features a notable blend of architectural styles, including the iconic green-domed Raley Chapel. OBU offers a variety of undergraduate programs, with notable emphases in business, nursing, and theology. While the institution provides a wide range of majors, these programs particularly stand out due to the university's historical roots in the Baptist tradition. The campus facilitates on-campus living with multiple housing options for students, aiming to support academic success and community involvement. Academically, OBU is considered selective, seeking students who demonstrate strong academic potential and personal character.

In the most recent statistical year 3,403 prospective students applied, and 1,611 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 368 enrolled in the school.  1,286 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 113 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $29,330 plus fees of $3,550. Oklahoma Baptist University is ranked 767 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Oklahoma Baptist University is rated within the lower 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
Oklahoma Baptist University overview
SAT 960/1160
ACT 17/24
GPA 3.68

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Oklahoma Baptist University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$3,550
Room and Board $8,248
Budget for Other Expenses$4,642
Total One Year Cost$47,120

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$41,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Oklahoma Baptist University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 19%
Education 16%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Business 9%
Social Sciences 7%

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