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Accreditations and Memberships

Academic accreditation plays a vital role in colleges and universities maintaining and strengthening quality academic standards and practices. Ouachita Baptist University was first accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in 1927 and has held continuous accreditation since 1953.

Ouachita’s accreditation most recently was reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission in 2018 following an in-depth three-year self-study by university faculty and staff. One key aspect of that study was the adoption of Ouachita’s Vision, Mission and Values Statement which affirms, in part, that “Ouachita Baptist University is a Christ-centered learning community. Embracing the liberal arts tradition, the university prepares individuals for ongoing intellectual and spiritual growth, lives of meaningful work and reasoned engagement with the world.”

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

Ouachita Baptist University is also accredited by the National Assocation of Schools of Music

Within the university, the following schools and programs have earned additional accreditation:

The university also is a member of the following organizations:

Ouachita Baptist University delivers all programs that lead to professional licensure in a classroom and/or lab setting. None of these programs are delivered online.

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