Arkadelphia, Arkansas Colleges and Universities

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Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
main phone: (870) 230-5000, admission phone: (800) 228-7333, admission fax: (870) 230-5066

Located in the town of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Henderson State University was originally called Arkadelphia Methodist College when it was founded in 1890. Henderson is a public liberal arts school that offers 4 year programs, and is the sole representative from Arkansas in the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The school offers a foundation of art and science courses, based on its core belief in the necessity strong liberal arts education for undergraduates. Henderson also owns and runs the radio station KSWH-FM, as well as a local TV cable state.


Ouachita Baptist University
410 Ouachita Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001
main phone: (870) 245-5000, admission phone: (800) 342-5628, admission fax: (870) 245-5500

Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) is located in the town of Arkadelphia, Arkansas which is situated about 65 miles southwest of Little Rock. OBU is a private, undergraduate school that offers undergraduate studies in liberal arts. It gets its name from the Ouachita (WASH-uh-taw) River, which flows along the campus’ eastern border. OBU is associated with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. Around 55% of the university’s are female and 45% male.

OBU offers 64 degrees through 8 academic schools, which include the School of Humanities, J.D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences, Sutton School of Social Sciences, School of Fine Arts, Michael D. Huckabee School of Education, Chelsey and Elizabeth Pruett School of Christian Studies, Frank D. Hichingbotham School of Business, and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. OBU provides a variety of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programs but most students receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). Students can also take advantage of the Study Abroad programs. In order to graduate, students must complete two classes in religion and earn seven chapel credits, which are obtained by attending chapel recurrently throughout the term.


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