Oklahoma Baptist University recently ranked as the top Baccalaureate College in the state of Oklahoma for 2017. OBU ranked 21 on a list of 227 schools nationally.
The rankings were published by Washington Monthly, an online and print news magazine in Washington D.C. The rankings give high marks to institutions that contribute to society, enroll low-income students, help them graduate and don’t charge a fortune to attend. The publication differs from other college ranking guides by focusing on what colleges and their alumni do for their country as a whole.
Washington Monthly also ranked OBU as one of the “Best Bang for the Buck” universities for the Southern region of the United States. The University ranked 22nd out of 199 institutions. The ranking is based on the best educational value for the money based on “net” price, how well universities graduate students they admit and whether those students go on to earn at least enough to pay off their loans.