OBU ranked third on a list of the 25 Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities in the West for 2016. The list was released June 21 by Christian Universities Online and was published on the group’s website, www.ChristianUniversitiesOnline.org.
To make the list, schools must first be members of or member eligible for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and geographically located in the western region of the United States. The schools were then ranked according to publicly available “net price” tuition data. OBU’s net price was listed as $17,441.
Average net price is defined as “subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance.” The total cost of attendance was calculated as “the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses,” by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
OBU has consistently ranked highly in numerous national college and university rankings, winning other recognitions for affordability. The University has ranked as one of only three universities of all varieties in the state of Oklahoma on Great Value College’s rankings of the 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest. OBU has also ranked as one of the top 10 regional colleges in the West by U.S. News and World Report for 24 consecutive years and has been Oklahoma’s highest rated regional college in the U.S. News rankings for 22 consecutive years.