Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Baptist University, also known as OBU, is located in Shawnee, Oklahoma. It is a liberal arts Christian university owned by the Oklahoma's Baptist General Convention. OBU was officially incorporated in 1910, but classes didn't began till 1911. The campus is spread across an area of 200 acres. Oklahoma Baptist University offers degrees through the following five main academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Fine Arts
  • School of Business
  • School of Christian Service
  • School of Nursing

The athletics teams of Oklahoma Baptist University are known as the Bisons. The teams participate in sports including basketball, tennis, soccer, and golf. Apart from this, the university houses several student organizations like the Community Activities Board, and Volunteer Action Committee.

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Oklahoma Baptist University
500 W University
Shawnee , OK 74804
General Phone: (405) 275-2850

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Oklahoma Baptist University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy39philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies, bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theology, theology and religious vocations ...
Education and Teaching37special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, art education, business teaching, foreign language teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, teacher education and development ...
Liberal Arts37foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine30registered nursing
Business and Management27business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international business, MIS, sales and marketing, business and related services
Therapy and Counseling23psychology, psychology courses, physical therapy
Science17biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Media10journalism, public relations, communication and journalism
Music8music, music performance, music theory and composition
Art Studies8art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8parks and recreation management, exercise science
Drama and Performing Arts5drama, various performing arts
Family and Social Work3family and consumer science, social work, social service professions
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science, information science
Law1international trade law
Fine Arts0fine arts studies

Number of programs and degrees for Oklahoma Baptist University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree25766
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years02
Associate's degree02

Oklahoma Baptist University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Oklahoma Baptist University had a total enrollment of 1,618 students (1,457 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 7%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 12%
20-21 37%
22-24 30%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 1%

Oklahoma Baptist University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %

Oklahoma Baptist University Room and Board (2007)

Oklahoma Baptist University offers campus housing for 1,120 of its 1,457 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Shawnee, Oklahoma for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oklahoma Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Oklahoma Baptist University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460600
SAT Math450590
SAT Writing460600
ACT Verbal1826
ACT Math1826
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT20%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT80%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Oklahoma Baptist University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,728
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,728
Room and board $ 5,200
Room charge $ 2,600
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,400
Books and supplies $ 950
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Oklahoma Baptist University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 316400)

Oklahoma Baptist University Faculty

Oklahoma Baptist University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$56,6910*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year15$56,2708$52,263
Associate professoracademic year20$51,24716$45,396
Assistant professoracademic year21$40,62915$37,840
Instructoracademic year3$37,8098$34,014
All faculty totalacademic year59$48,06247$42,216

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Oklahoma Baptist University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sooner Athletic Conference
Baseball Sooner Athletic Conference
Track Sooner Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5764121

Oklahoma Baptist University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

International Business, Trade, and Tax Law (LLM, JSD/SJD)

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Public Relations/Image Management

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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