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Find your place at OBU

Oklahoma Baptist University is a small Christian liberal arts university in Shawnee, 30 minutes east of Oklahoma City.

At OBU you will learn how all knowledge connects and how that framework can be informed by a thoughtful Christian worldview. You will have the choice of 88 areas of study, the opportunity to work and study abroad and the chance to engage faculty mentors.

All of this occurs in a supportive, Christian community; one that's dedicated to the highest intellectual and ethical standards.

Intellectual, social and spiritual growth ... this is what an OBU education is all about.

OBU is a College of Distinction (2020-2021)

Christian College of Distinction (2020-2021)

Oklahoma College of Distinction


Just the facts

Programs: 10 bachelor's degrees in 88 areas of study. Five master's degrees, eight certificate programs and an Intensive English Program for international students are offered at the OBU College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Enrollment: 1,868 from 35 states and 34 other countries

Faculty: 115 faculty members, all are active Christians

Student to Faculty Ratio: 13:1

National Rankings: OBU has been rated as one of the top 10 regional colleges in the West by U.S. News and World Report for 28 consecutive years and has been Oklahoma’s highest rated regional college in the U.S. News rankings for 25 consecutive years.

For the 15th 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 is one of three universities in Oklahoma and the only private Oklahoma university listed on Great Value College’s rankings of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest.

Phi Theta Kappa recognized OBU as a top 40 college or university, that creates dynamic pathways to support community college transfer students.

OBU consistently is ranked in the listing of "America’s Best Colleges."