Ouachita Baptist University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,280
4.12% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,962
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.86%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
61.4%
2,538 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,633
92.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
64.2%
233 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 Finance (32 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (28 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (19 degrees).

In 2019, 415 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ouachita Baptist University. 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (362 degrees), 15.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ouachita Baptist University is $27,280, which is $0 approximately the same the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ouachita Baptist University is $27,280, which is $0 approximately the same the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,962.

In 2019, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,280
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Ouachita Baptist University was $27,280. The cost of tuition at Ouachita Baptist University is $0 approximately the same than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$19,962
2019 Value
6.87%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Ouachita Baptist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,962. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Ouachita Baptist University grew by 6.87%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,905
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ouachita Baptist University was of $7,905 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 1.61% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Ouachita Baptist University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 7.14% with respect to 2018, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.86%
2017 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Ouachita Baptist University was 5.86%, which represents 18 out of the 307 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Ouachita Baptist University received 2,538 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 17.4% annual growth. Out of those 2,538 applicants, 1,559 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,633 students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University in 2019, and 24% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ouachita Baptist University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,559
Accepted Out of 2,538

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ouachita Baptist University was 61.4% (1,559 admissions from 2,538 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 63.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 17.4%, while admissions grew by 13.4%.

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SAT Scores

24%
Submission Percentage
107
Scores Submitted

24% of enrolled first-time students at Ouachita Baptist University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ouachita Baptist University has a total enrollment of 1,633 students. The full-time enrollment at Ouachita Baptist University is 1,506 students and the part-time enrollment is 127. This means that 92.2% of students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ouachita Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.2% White, 6.8% Black or African American, 5.63% Hispanic or Latino, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.796% Asian, 0.429% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0612% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.5%), followed by White Male (31.7%) and Black or African American Male (4.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ouachita Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,633 students. The full-time enrollment at Ouachita Baptist University is 1,506 and the part-time enrollment is 127. This means that 92.2% of students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2019 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 (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
    1,326
  2. Black or African American
    111
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    92

The enrolled student population at Ouachita Baptist University is 81.2% White, 6.8% Black or African American, 5.63% Hispanic or Latino, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.796% Asian, 0.429% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0612% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 41 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 (362 degrees awarded). There were 15.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ouachita Baptist University is General Finance (32 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (28 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (19 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 (30 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), and History (11 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 Physicians (408,908 people), Other managers (170,395 people), Postsecondary teachers (153,691 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (149,478 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (137,615 people).

The most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), History (11 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and Biology (36 degrees).

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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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), History (11 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and Biology (36 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (499,103 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (382,940 people), Elementary & secondary schools (375,813 people), Offices of physicians (215,825 people), and Religious organizations (145,828 people).

The most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Theology (30 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), History (11 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and Biology (36 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. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 19 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ouachita Baptist University was General Finance with 32 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

187
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
228
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 187 degrees were awarded to men at Ouachita Baptist University, which is 0.82 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (228).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Ouachita Baptist University in General Finance, which is 1.67 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 19 degrees were awarded to women at Ouachita Baptist University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is NaNy times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 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 Gender

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ouachita Baptist University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    362 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    23 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ouachita Baptist University is white (362 degrees awarded). There were 15.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (23 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    206 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    156 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ouachita Baptist University is white female (206 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (156 degrees).

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Operations

Ouachita Baptist University has an endowment valued at nearly $121M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.04M (4.17%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Ouachita Baptist University had a total salary expenditure of $43.3M. Ouachita Baptist University employs 40 Professors, 27 Associate professors, and 24 Assistant professors. Most academics at Ouachita Baptist University are Male Professors (33), Female Associate professors(14), and Female Assistant professors (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 42 employees, Service, with 34 employees, and Management with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$121M
2019 Endowment
1.75%
growth from 2018

Ouachita Baptist University has an endowment valued at about $121M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Ouachita Baptist University grew 1.75% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $80.1M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.94M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Ouachita Baptist University received $1.94M 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

$16.5M
2019 Salaries
33.2%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Ouachita Baptist University paid a median of $16.5M in salaries, which represents 38.1% of their overall expenditure ($43.3M) and a 33.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.62% growth from 2017 and a 1.46% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.91M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2019, Ouachita Baptist University paid a total of $5.91M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University were Professor with 40 employees; Associate professor with 27 employees; and Associate professor with 24 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 42 employees; Service with 34 employees; and Management with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University was Male Professor with 33 employees, Female Associate professor with 14 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 14 employees.

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