Quick FactsLocationShawnee, Oklahoma -- 35 miles east of Oklahoma City, 90 miles from Tulsa, and 200 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth -- map Founded1910 by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Campus200 acres, 34 major buildings Areas of StudyTen bachelor's degrees in 84 areas of study.
Three master's degrees, business administration, nursing and marriage and family therapy offered at OBU Graduate School, 3800 May Ave., Oklahoma City.PresidentDr. David Wesley Whitlock, a native Oklahoman, is OBUís 15th president. Enrollment1,979 from 37 states and 26 other countries (Fall 2012) Faculty117 faculty members.All are active Christians. Student to Faculty16:1 2013-14 Tuition, Room, Board & Fees(Fall and Spring semesters combined, full-time student)$28,202 Financial AidMore than 99 percent of OBU students receive some type of aid. GovernanceOBU is owned by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and governed by a 33-member board of trustees elected by the state convention. AccreditationOBU is accredited by: The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400Chicago, Illinois 60602Phone: 312.263.0456Association of Collegiate Business Schools and ProgramsNational Association of Schools of MusicNational League for Nursing Accrediting CommissionNational Council for Accreditation of Teacher EducationOklahoma Commission on Teacher Preparation OBU Memberships American Association of Colleges for Teacher EducationAmerican Council on EducationAssociation for Computing MachineryAssociation of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher EducationCouncil for Advancement and Support of EducationCouncil for Christian Colleges and UniversitiesInternational Association of Baptist Colleges and UniversitiesInternational Reading AssociationNational Association of Independent Colleges and UniversitiesNational League for NursingSociety for Research in Child Development International StudiesBrazil, China, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Russia Ministry ProgramsOBU’s Campus Ministry permeates the campus through discipleship, worship and ministry activities. In addition, students can serve in missions through the University’s Avery T. Willis Center for Global Outreach. OBU is the world's leading college in the number of alumni serving as missionaries with Southern Baptist' International Mission Board. National RecognitionOBU has been ranked as the only Oklahoma college or university on U.S.News & World Report’s annual ranking of “Great Schools, Great Prices” for 2012. OBU also has been listed as Oklahoma’s highest-ranked college in “Best Regional Colleges” for the 18th consecutive year. OBU has made the news magazine’s “top 10” in its category for 20 consecutive years. The rankings are available here. For the seventh consecutive year, OBU has been named one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States by The Princeton Review. OBU was one of 121 institutions recommended in the “Best in the West” section on the educational research firm’s website. OBU consistently is ranked in the Forbes.com listing of "America’s Best Colleges." Annual Operating Budget$40.87 million. (2009-10) University EndowmentMore than $80 million. (August 2009) GovernanceOBU is owned by Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, which provides approximately $2.8 million in annual support through Cooperative Program funds. OBU is governed by a 33-member board of trustees elected by the state convention. SportsOBUís Bison and Lady Bison student athletes compete in 20 varsity sports, including menís and womenís basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, soccer, swimming/diving, tennis, menís baseball, and womenís softball and volleyball. Football will return to campus in fall 2013 for the first game since 1940. For more information about athletics at OBU, visit www.obubison.com. OBU has a total of twelve NAIA National Championships: men’s basketball, two, 1966 and 2010; men’s outdoor track and field, two, 1990 and 2007; men's indoor track and field, one, 2013; women’s indoor track and field, four, 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2013; men's swimming and diving, two, 2012 and 2013; women's swimming and diving, one, 2013. IntramuralsApproximately 800 students participate in 15 intramural sports. Mascot"Shaz" the Bison AlumniOBU has more than 23,000 alumni, who reside in all 50 states and more than 50 other countries. InformationEmail: OBU Switchboard Phone Number: 405.275.2850News/Information Phone Number: 405.585.5401