OBU is a small, Christian liberal arts university, which emphasizes academic, spiritual and social growth for both the betterment of the student-and the world at large. We have been Oklahoma's highest rated college in the U.S. News & World Report rankings as “Best Regional Colleges” for the 18th consecutive year.
Our goal is two-fold: To help individual students discover and refine their talents and to encourage them to put their gifts to work for God's purposes.
We encourage you to connect with our special community. Our lovely campus is located in Shawnee, Okla., a quiet city just 30 minutes away from Oklahoma City-a major urban center with access to internships and cultural events.
Please use this web site to discover more about OBU. And schedule a visit, so we can meet with you personally.
Follow OBU's Welcome Week activities on our Facebook page. Photos from the week will be posted each day, starting Saturday, August 18. This is a great way to catch some of the spirit of our orientation week.
For information about Family Day 2012, click here.
Here are several resources that you may want to check out. As always, please call us if you have any questions.Academic CatalogWe've included a searchable catalog here online, but you can also request a printed copy. Degree Listing OBU has 84 areas of study and a proven track record of placing graduates in graduate schools and jobs. Academic CalendarThis is a printable version of OBU's academic calendar for the current school year. Campus MinistryYour son or daughter will have the opportunity to participate in Bible studies, weekly Chapel, class discussions, and ministry throughout our community and the world. University PoliceOklahoma Baptist University maintains a University Police Department that is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide security and fire prevention services for the university community. Housing The majority of students live on campus, especially those under 21 who are from outside the area. OBU has five dormitories and seven apartment buildings for women, and one dormitory and two apartment buildings for men. Financial Aid InformationMore than 90 percent of students received some type of aid last year. Student ServicesThe Student Services office in the Geiger Center offers career planning, part-time jobs (on/off campus), testing, counseling, disability services, and the campus nurse.
Contact InformationDr. David WhitlockPresident Dr. Stan NormanProvost and Executive Vice President for Campus Life Dale GriffinDean of Spiritual Life Brandon SkaggsDean of Students