Oklahoma Baptist University

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School Overview

Oklahoma Baptist University is located in Shawnee, Oklahoma, which is approximately 30 minutes from Oklahoma City. It is a small Christian liberal arts university that offers almost 130 on-campus and online certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs to over 2,000 students.

Oklahoma Baptist has just under 2,000 undergraduates and over 100 graduate students. Most undergraduate students attend on-campus classes, whereas about 50% of the graduate students at Oklahoma Baptist take their courses 100% online.

Oklahoma Baptist University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (405) 275-2850
Website: https://www.okbu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://www.okbu.edu/admissions/apply.html
Address: 500 W University, Shawnee, OK 74804
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,011
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 57%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,817 (90% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $28,258
Out-of-state Tuition: $28,258
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $19,413

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Oklahoma Baptist University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Oklahoma Baptist University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 64
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3
Education 10
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 23
History 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 4
Philosophy and Religious Studies 31
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 2
Social Sciences 5
Theology and Religious Vocations 218
Visual and Performing Arts 10
Grand total 21738

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Oklahoma Baptist University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $28,258
Out-of-state $28,258
Books and supplies $1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $9,900
Out-of-state $9,900

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 555 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 555 100% $19,413
Student loan aid 344 62% $6,926

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,837 93% $19,632
Federal student loans 1,150 59% $6,736

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Oklahoma Baptist University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Oklahoma Baptist University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,334 1,646 2,688
Percent admitted 100% 64% 64%
Percent admitted who enrolled 12% 13% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Oklahoma Baptist University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 2,011
Undergraduate enrollment 1,886
Graduate enrollment 125

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Oklahoma Baptist University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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