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It’s different here. By choosing Ouachita Baptist University as your college home, you’re choosing not only to invest in outstanding academic training and career preparation, but you also are joining a community unlike any other. Our relationships run as deep as our 130-year history, with meaningful traditions and a strong spiritual foundation supporting it all.

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60 academic programs

in 7 academic schools

As a nationally ranked liberal arts university, there’s no doubt you’ll get a great education at Ouachita. But did you know your preparation reaches beyond lectures and textbooks? Our low 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio means personal connections with professors and no impersonal lecture halls. It also means networking opportunities that could help launch your future career. You’ll engage with students from across the nation and around the world who bring their diverse backgrounds and passions with them to share. Add to the mix faculty members and guest lecturers who are top scholars in their fields, and you’ll leave here prepared for reasoned engagement with the world. Not sure what you want to study? No pressure. Our unique “Discover” program will help you find the right major for you.

Undecided about your major? Ouachita can help.

As an undeclared major at Ouachita, the DISCOVER program offers you the opportunity to learn more about yourself as Ouachita educates the whole student – mind, body and spirit. Ouachita’s liberal arts approach allows you to discover a variety of careers – as well as God’s calling for your life.

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Meanwhile, scroll through these academic schools to see the excellent programs offered at Ouachita. 

HUCKABEE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES 

SUTTON SCHOOL OF SOCIAL STUDIES 

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Criminal Justice
  • Government
  • Law
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
OUACHITA ONLINE

With Ouachita’s fully online degree programs, you can now earn a quality Ouachita degree on your own time. Ouachita Online can provide you with a college home where you feel supported and encouraged both spiritually and academically by your professors, as well as your classmates.

THE CARL GOODSON HONORS PROGRAM 

The Carl Goodson Honors Program seeks to further academic excellence and inspire intellectual curiosity among the university’s high academic achievers. Scholars eligible to participate in the honors program have the opportunity to enroll in honors section of CORE classes as well as special honor seminars on interdisciplinary subjects outside the traditional catalog (recent seminars include “African Fictions” and “Chemistry & Cooking”). Unique research, social and travel opportunities also are available to students admitted to the program. It is a great way to deepen your academic experience and explore passions in and out of your major field of study.

Learn more.

Undecided about your major? Ouachita can help.

As an undeclared major at Ouachita, the DISCOVER program offers you the opportunity to learn more about yourself as Ouachita educates the whole student – mind, body and spirit. Ouachita’s liberal arts approach allows you to discover a variety of careers – as well as God’s calling for your life.

Learn more.

Meanwhile, scroll through these academic schools to see the excellent programs offered at Ouachita. 

HUCKABEE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES 

SUTTON SCHOOL OF SOCIAL STUDIES 

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Criminal Justice
  • Government
  • Law
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
OUACHITA ONLINE

With Ouachita’s fully online degree programs, you can now earn a quality Ouachita degree on your own time. Ouachita Online can provide you with a college home where you feel supported and encouraged both spiritually and academically by your professors, as well as your classmates.

THE CARL GOODSON HONORS PROGRAM 

The Carl Goodson Honors Program seeks to further academic excellence and inspire intellectual curiosity among the university’s high academic achievers. Scholars eligible to participate in the honors program have the opportunity to enroll in honors section of CORE classes as well as special honor seminars on interdisciplinary subjects outside the traditional catalog (recent seminars include “African Fictions” and “Chemistry & Cooking”). Unique research, social and travel opportunities also are available to students admitted to the program. It is a great way to deepen your academic experience and explore passions in and out of your major field of study.

Learn more.

 

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$800,000 gift provides artificial turf for Ouachita’s Cliff Harris Stadium

Ouachita Baptist University announced today that a Little Rock attorney has provided a generous $800,000 gift that will fully fund the installation of artificial turf at Cliff Harris Stadium. The turf will be ready for the kickoff of the 2019 Ouachita football season...

Ouachita reports 99% placement rate for most recent graduating class

Ouachita Baptist University announced today that 99 percent of the recent graduating class are employed in some capacity or furthering their education. That number exceeds the national average for colleges and universities by 15 percent. The results are based on...

Ouachita Baptist receives $1 million unrestricted gift

For the second consecutive year, Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia has received an unrestricted $1 million gift from an anonymous donor. “The gift is significant for its size and nature as well as its impact,” said Dr. Ben Sells, Ouachita president. “The...

New possibilities: Alliance tackles nursing shortage

Editorial Note: The following article originally appeared as an OpEd in the Arkansas-Democrat Gazette on Oct. 29, 2018. See the original here. Arkansas is facing a healthcare crisis. By the year 2020, the Institute of Medicine forecasts a shortage of 15,000 nurses....

Ouachita receives $500,000 National Science Foundation grant for biology education

Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the prestigious National Science Foundation to advance the incorporation of cell culture-based research into undergraduate classes. Through the creation of the Cell Biology Education...

Ouachita sets retention record, enrollment increases

Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia begins the fall semester with a record freshman-to-sophomore retention rate of 83.4 percent and student enrollment of 1,660, an increase of 7.45 percent from a year ago. The enrollment figures account for students in the...

WE DO MORE THAN LEARN TOGETHER. we do life together.

With 95% of Ouachita students living on campus, you’ll be more than classmates with your peers; you’ll be lifelong friends. And you’ll be more than just another student to your professors. Our faculty and staff have an open door to invest in you professionally, spiritually and personally.

Experience HANDS-ON LEARNING with real-world opportunities.

Your liberal arts education at Ouachita not only exposes you to a variety of fields and interests, it prepares you to launch a meaningful career or succeed in grad school. Your classroom experiences will be strengthened with high-impact experiences like hands-on labs, field work and internships.

THERE’S SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT US. a life-changing difference.

At Ouachita, we are committed to a love of God and love of learning. This is an environment where you will be challenged to carefully explore and embrace what you believe while building a lifelong focus on helping others and making a difference for the Kingdom of God.

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