OBU Career Development is your central point-of-contact, helping you to connect with OBU students, alumni, and faculty. We believe you will find our students and alumni to be among the best and brightest in the nation, well-prepared to take on the complexities of an ever-changing world.

Why you should consider hiring an OBU Graduate

As a Christian liberal arts university, OBU transforms lives by

  • equipping students to pursue academic excellence
  • integrate faith with all areas of knowledge
  • engage a diverse world
  • and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ

OBU is an institution founded on Christian principles and teachings whose primary purpose is to conduct educational programs in the traditional arts and sciences and in other disciplines with the intent to prepare students for effective leadership and service in the various vocations.

Our mission finds expression through a strong liberal arts core curriculum which supports degree programs designed to prepare students for careers and graduate study; through activities planned to stimulate spiritual, intellectual, social, cultural, and physical development; and through an environment that reflects the application of Christian principles and teachings.

  • We have ten bachelor's degrees in 88 areas of study.
  • Five master's degrees: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, and Master of Arts in Christian Studies offered through the OBU College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

National Recognition

OBU has been rated as one of the top 10 regional colleges in the West by U.S. News and World Report for 26 consecutive years and has been Oklahoma’s highest rated regional college in the U.S. News rankings for 24 consecutive years.

For the 13th 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 Forbes.com listing of "America’s Best Colleges."