Ouachita Baptist University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,480
4.4% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,534
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.14%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
61.8%
2,524 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,704
90.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
60.1%
246 Graduates

About

Ouachita Baptist University is a higher education institution located in Clark County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ouachita Baptist University were General Biological Sciences (29 degrees awarded), General Finance (23 degrees), and General Communication (22 degrees).

In 2020, 367 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ouachita Baptist University. 57.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (303 degrees), 14.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ouachita Baptist University is $28,480, which is $80 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ouachita Baptist University is $28,480, which is $80 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,534.

In 2020, 92% of undergraduate students attending Ouachita Baptist University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,480
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Ouachita Baptist University was $28,480. The cost of tuition at Ouachita Baptist University is $80 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$20,534
2020 Value
2.87%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Ouachita Baptist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,534. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Ouachita Baptist University grew by 2.87%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,640
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ouachita Baptist University was of $8,640 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 9.3% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Ouachita Baptist University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.1% with respect to 2019, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.14%
2018 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Ouachita Baptist University was 6.14%, which represents 18 out of the 293 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Ouachita Baptist University received 2,524 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.552% annual decline. Out of those 2,524 applicants, 1,559 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,704 students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University in 2020, and 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ouachita Baptist University has an overall enrollment yield of 25%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,559
Accepted Out of 2,524

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ouachita Baptist University was 61.8% (1,559 admissions from 2,524 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 61.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −0.552%, while admissions stayed by 0%.

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SAT Scores

21%
Submission Percentage
83
Scores Submitted

21% of enrolled first-time students at Ouachita Baptist University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ouachita Baptist University has a total enrollment of 1,704 students. The full-time enrollment at Ouachita Baptist University is 1,541 students and the part-time enrollment is 163. This means that 90.4% of students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ouachita Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.7% White, 6.75% Black or African American, 4.99% Hispanic or Latino, 2.99% Two or More Races, 1.06% Asian, 0.469% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.3%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Black or African American Male (4.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (82.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (5.13%) and Asian Female (2.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ouachita Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,704 students. The full-time enrollment at Ouachita Baptist University is 1,541 and the part-time enrollment is 163. This means that 90.4% of students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2020 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 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Ouachita Baptist University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,392
  2. Black or African American
    115
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    85

The enrolled student population at Ouachita Baptist University is 81.7% White, 6.75% Black or African American, 4.99% Hispanic or Latino, 2.99% Two or More Races, 1.06% Asian, 0.469% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 53 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 (303 degrees awarded). There were 14.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ouachita Baptist University is General Biological Sciences (29 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (23 degrees) and General Communication (22 degrees).

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 Theology (23 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and Communications (34 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Other managers (198,931 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (196,763 people), Postsecondary teachers (129,050 people), Clergy (127,492 people), and Graphic designers (96,586 people).

The most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Theology (23 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Communications (34 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (39 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Theology (23 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Communications (34 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (39 degrees).

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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 (414,890 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (307,559 people), Religious organizations (166,254 people), Computer Systems Design (163,966 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (129,822 people).

The most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Theology (23 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Communications (34 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (39 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 23 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 22 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, 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

157
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
210
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 157 degrees were awarded to men at Ouachita Baptist University, which is 0.748 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (210).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Ouachita Baptist University in General Finance, which is 2.29 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 16 degrees were awarded to women at Ouachita Baptist University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 16 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 60% of students graduating from Ouachita Baptist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ouachita Baptist University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
  1. White
    303 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ouachita Baptist University is white (303 degrees awarded). There were 14.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    182 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    121 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Ouachita Baptist University is white female (182 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (121 degrees).

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Operations

Ouachita Baptist University has an endowment valued at nearly $121M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.66M (5.52%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Ouachita Baptist University had a total salary expenditure of $45M. Ouachita Baptist University employs 43 Professors, 28 Associate professors, and 21 Assistant professors. Most academics at Ouachita Baptist University are Male Professors (35), Female Associate professors(17), and Male Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 45 employees, Service, with 37 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$121M
2020 Endowment
0.0786%
decline from 2019

Ouachita Baptist University has an endowment valued at about $121M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Ouachita Baptist University declined 0.0786% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $80.9M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.41M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Ouachita Baptist University received $3.41M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.1M
2020 Salaries
3.31%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Ouachita Baptist University paid a median of $17.1M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($45M) and a 3.31% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 33.2% growth from 2018 and a 3.62% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.11M
Instructional Salaries
104
Number of Employees

In 2020, Ouachita Baptist University paid a total of $6.11M to 104 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University were Professor with 43 employees; Associate professor with 28 employees; and Associate professor with 21 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees; Service with 37 employees; and Management with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University was Male Professor with 35 employees, Female Associate professor with 17 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

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