Ouachita Baptist University

About Ouachita Baptist University

Located in Arkadelphia, Ouachita Baptist University opened its doors in 1886. With small classes being the norm, the university is a nationally recognized liberal arts institution. OBU was ranked the No. 1 regional college in the south by U.S. News and World Report for four consecutive years and was also ranked among America’s best colleges by Forbes magazine.

OBU is a coeducational school with approximately 1,600 students.

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Year Founded

Ouachita Baptist University is an Arkansas Baptist State Convention affiliate.

OBU was the first college in the Arkansas Baptist State Convention budget in 1925.