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About Ouachita

Welcome to Ouachita Baptist University! What makes us different? For more than 135 years, Ouachita has been committed to encouraging a love of God and a love of learning.

As a leading liberal arts university, Ouachita has earned a strong academic reputation. Combine all that with a close-knit campus community and you have a setting where students thrive academically, spiritually and personally.

Year after year, Ouachita is ranked among the nation’s top colleges by such publications as U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. Our students also earn state and national recognition for accomplishments ranging from scientific research and business competitions to student publications and musical performances. We even host an annual Scholars Day to celebrate academic achievements.

We invite you to discover the exceptional education Ouachita provides. Our 13:1 student-to-faculty makes a huge difference. Our students get to know their professors on a personal level as role models and mentors. Beyond the classroom, campus life always is busy with Tiger Tunes, Tiger Serve Day, social clubs, intramurals, campus ministries – or just hanging out with friends at Dr. Jack’s.

Take a few moments to learn more as you discover the Ouachita difference for yourself.

Ouachita History


Accreditations & Memberships

Quick Facts

  • Enrollment: 1,815 students from 30 states and 30 nations. Gender: Male 43%, Female 57%.  Minority Enrollment: 16%. Average Age: 20

  • Academic Tradition: Liberal Arts

  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 12:1

  • Average Class Size: 21
  • Prepared Graduates: 99% acceptance rate to graduate programs

  • Athletics: 25% of Ouachita's students compete on one of its 16 NCAA Division II athletic teams

  • Tradition of Service: Since 1997, Ouachitonians have volunteered more than 80,000 hours as part of Tiger Serve Day, a semi-annual community service event

Student Outcomes Data

  • Retention: 80% of freshmen return for their sophomore year
  • Graduation: 66% of entering freshmen graduate within six years

  • Student-Athlete Academic Success Rate: 77%

  • Post-Graduation Outcomes: 99% have a full-time job or are accepted to graduate school within 6 months

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