Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee

Shawnee, OK

(Rating 3.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Oklahoma Baptist University offers 366-degree programs and 28 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 60%. The most popular test is SAT - 24% of students submitted it in comparison to 82% of students who submitted ACT. 42.3% are women, and 57.7% are men. 4% percents of international students. Oklahoma Baptist University is a member of 7 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Oklahoma Baptist University is 17200$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $27926 and $34600 per year. 52% of full-time Oklahoma Baptist University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is below national average. Average salary after attending is $35,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Oklahoma Baptist University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Oklahoma Baptist University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,387
$30,001 - $48,000$14,409
$48,001 - $75,000$16,535
$75,001 - $110,000$18,367

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3150

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1901 of Oklahoma Baptist University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 99 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Oklahoma Baptist University number 21 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Oklahoma.

Students at Oklahoma Baptist University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Oklahoma Baptist University.


ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


52% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Oklahoma Baptist University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

9 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Oklahoma Baptist University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 69%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 9%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Oklahoma Baptist University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 7%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Oklahoma Baptist University full-time retention rate is 74% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Oklahoma Baptist University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
890 - 1140

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 450 - 580
Math: 440 - 560
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Oklahoma Baptist University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
20 - 25

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 19 - 26
Math: 18 - 25
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Oklahoma Baptist University is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Oklahoma Baptist University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Oklahoma Baptist University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Oklahoma.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Oklahoma Baptist University

The campus located by 500 W University address in Shawnee, Oklahoma.


Oklahoma Baptist University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Oklahoma Baptist University with 0.81% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Oklahoma Baptist University are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Oklahoma Baptist University offers 366 programs in total: 320 are for Bachelor's degree, 25 - for Master's degree, 9 - for Associate's degree, 9 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 148 universities in Oklahoma state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Oklahoma Baptist University is one of the few institutions in Oklahoma that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 28 distance education programs that are offered in the Oklahoma Baptist University: 12 are for Master's degree, 9 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 4 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Oklahoma state average data to help you compare.


Oklahoma Baptist University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1794 students with 53830 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 49 with 1164 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Oklahoma Baptist University

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Overall Rating:

This school is hardly what it pretends to be in its recruiting campaigns. The professors are usually great, and the student culture is very welcoming, but the administration of the school is far over reaching, and their public image is decietful at best. Nothing really sets this school apart from any other secular liberal arts college except their over-bearing restrictions and expectations.They claim to be affordable and award academic scholarships generously but don't factor that into your budget for the long haul: tuition rises, awards don't. Apart from those scholarships, the school is especially expensive and needlessly so. They require an expensive meal plan for their unbelievably wasteful cafeteria and they charge high price for minimal housing accommodation.You will find that once you enroll here you drop to the bottom priority of the administration. Everything here is about impressing visitors (well except for the attrocious landscaping across campus). On football game days, you will likely have difficulty finding parking spaces, despite the fact that you live here and ought to be able to park here. If on gameday you decide to park elsewhere on campus (if you manage to find a space) you will almost certainly receive a citation. Citations are enforced on the students who live here and pay to attend, but visitors are given a pass for just about every infraction they could dream of committing.For their most recent new residence center they have added only a gravel parking lot (behind the building so visitors hopefully won't see it) and I assume they don't intend to pave it considering it's been 3 years now. Who knows if this trend will continue.Internet has never been great here but it gets worse as the years go on. They have installed more restrictions over their network as the years go on. YouTube is hit or miss since half the intersting things you'll find might be blocked. (I'm not talking about just innapropriate content, but almost anything from an unverified channel that might be censored).Like most Christian colleges they have a chapel requirement, and they are very strict about it. You won't graduate unless you watch all 96 of the half-baked evangelistic sermons they force feed you and don't you dare try to be distracted by your phone or with homework.I don't want you to get the wrong idea here. You probably will struggle to find another university that's much better about most these issues. My point is, though, that OBU really is nothing exceptional as a school and especially not as a Christian school. It's very clear that they are far more concerned about the prevalence of Christian appearance than ministering to their students or their community. Just go to a state school and join a campus ministry if you really want a Christian experience in college. This place isn't worth it.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Love my experience here. EXCELLENT university.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Of course it's expensive! It's a private liberal arts school. Goodness, if you wanted a cheaper education, go somewhere else. When I was there, OBU was VERY supportive of the athletes. I loved it there. They are very welcoming and they integrate the religious aspects really well. I'm sad to see so many people hate on the school just because they see it as 'too expensive'.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Priceless education. High quality Christian liberal arts teaching. My brother and sister and I all went there and had an amazing experience -- so equipped to go out into the world and be all that God intended us to be.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The school has a good welcome family but there is NO balance between religion and studies. If you are not Christian it will be hard for you to adapt yourself in some classes.... Is a small school and is too expensive. There is no support for their sports team

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 500 W University


Religious affiliation: Baptist

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +4052752850

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: okbu.edu

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