Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma's highest ranked college at your service

For 18 years running, U.S. New and World Report has ranked OBU higher than any other college in the state.

We are a private, Christian liberal arts university which welcomes students from diverse religious backgrounds to our campus in Shawnee, Okla., a small city located just 30 minutes away from Oklahoma City. We encourage students to develop a mature faith, and to discover their calling in the context of a curriculum that welcomes healthy debate and fosters critical and creative skills.

Ours is a global community -- we have students from 20 other countries -- and we stress international study, global service-learning and mission experiences.

We invite you to explore this web site or, even better, to visit our pretty campus. To set up a visit, contact us at 405-585-5000 or 800-654-3285.

In the meantime, here are some extra details:

Programs: 10 bachelor's degrees in 85 areas of study

Two master's degrees (business administration and nursing education), offered at OBU's Graduate School, 3800 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City.

Enrollment: 1,979 from 37 states and 26 other countries (Fall 2012)

Faculty: 123 faculty members, all are active Christians

Student to Faculty Ratio: 14:1

National Rankings:

OBU has been ranked as the only Oklahoma college or university on U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of “A-Plus Schools for B Students” for Regional Colleges for 2013.annual OBU also was ranked on “Great Schools, Great Prices” for 2013. OBU has been listed as Oklahoma’s highest-ranked college in “Best Regional Colleges” for the 19th consecutive year and has made the news magazine’s “top 10” in its category for 21 consecutive years.

For the eighth consecutive year, OBU has been named one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States by The Princeton Review.

OBU consistently is ranked in the Forbes.com listing of "America's Best Colleges."