Ouachita Baptist University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$25,300

3.69% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,934

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.31%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

70.9%

1,786 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,545

97.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

70.4%

317 Graduates

About

Ouachita Baptist University is a higher education institution located in Clark County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ouachita Baptist University were General Biological Sciences (41 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (18 degrees), and General Psychology (16 degrees).

In 2017, 286 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ouachita Baptist University. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (247 degrees), 20.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ouachita Baptist University is $25,300, which is $106 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ouachita Baptist University is $25,300, which is $106 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,934.

In 2017, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,300

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Ouachita Baptist University was $25,300. The cost of tuition at Ouachita Baptist University is $106 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$17,934

2017 Value

4.55%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Ouachita Baptist University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,934. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Ouachita Baptist University grew by 4.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,583

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ouachita Baptist University was of $7,583 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 2.24% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Ouachita Baptist University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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7.31%

2016 Default Rate

22

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Ouachita Baptist University was 7.31%, which represents 22 out of the 301 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Ouachita Baptist University received 1,786 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.32% annual growth. Out of those 1,786 applicants, 1,267 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,545 students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University in 2017, and 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ouachita Baptist University has an overall enrollment yield of 36.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,267

Accepted Out of 1,786

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ouachita Baptist University was 70.9% (1,267 admissions from 1,786 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 66.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.32%, while admissions grew by 10.7%.

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SAT Scores

18%

Submission Percentage

83

Scores Submitted

18% of enrolled first-time students at Ouachita Baptist University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ouachita Baptist University has a total enrollment of 1,545 students. The full-time enrollment at Ouachita Baptist University is 1,500 students and the part-time enrollment is 45. This means that 97.1% of students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ouachita Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.6% White, 7.83% Black or African American, 4.66% Hispanic or Latino, 2.33% Two or More Races, 0.453% Asian, 0.388% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.194% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.7%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Black or African American Male (5.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ouachita Baptist University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,545 students. The full-time enrollment at Ouachita Baptist University is 1,500 and the part-time enrollment is 45. This means that 97.1% of students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Ouachita Baptist University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Ouachita Baptist University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,261

  2. Black or African American

    121

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    72

The enrolled student population at Ouachita Baptist University is 81.6% White, 7.83% Black or African American, 4.66% Hispanic or Latino, 2.33% Two or More Races, 0.453% Asian, 0.388% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.194% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 58 more women than men received degrees from Ouachita Baptist University. The majority of degree recipients at Ouachita Baptist University are white (247 degrees awarded). There were 20.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ouachita Baptist University is General Biological Sciences (41 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (18 degrees) and General Psychology (16 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ouachita Baptist University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Theology (27 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Physicians (403,346 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (203,638 people), Postsecondary teachers (161,734 people), Other managers (158,436 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (152,935 people).

The most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Theology (27 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees), Biology (41 degrees), and History (8 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Theology (27 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees), Biology (41 degrees), and History (8 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (512,796 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (376,524 people), Elementary & secondary schools (372,422 people), Offices of physicians (191,978 people), and Religious organizations (144,692 people).

The most specialized majors at Ouachita Baptist University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Theology (27 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees), Biology (41 degrees), and History (8 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Ouachita Baptist University.

Most Common

  1. 41 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ouachita Baptist University was General Biological Sciences with 41 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 114

  2. 172

In 2017, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Ouachita Baptist University, which is 0.663 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (172).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Ouachita Baptist University in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.64 times less than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Ouachita Baptist University in General Biological Sciences, which is 1.56 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%

100% Completion Time

65%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 53% of students graduating from Ouachita Baptist University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ouachita Baptist University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    247 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    12 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ouachita Baptist University is white (247 degrees awarded). There were 20.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (12 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    153 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    94 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ouachita Baptist University is white female (153 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (94 degrees).

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Operations

Ouachita Baptist University has an endowment valued at nearly $108M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.34M (8.64%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Ouachita Baptist University had a total expenditure of $44M. Of that $44M, they spent $12M on salaries and $44M on benefits.

Ouachita Baptist University employs 44 Professors, 24 Associate professors, and 22 Assistant professors. Most academics at Ouachita Baptist University are Male Professors (37), Male Associate professors(14), and Female Assistant professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 29 employees, Service, with 28 employees, and Management with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$108M

2017 Endowment

20.7%

growth from 2016

Ouachita Baptist University has an endowment valued at about $108M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Ouachita Baptist University grew 20.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $71.1M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.94M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Ouachita Baptist University received $1.94M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$12M

Salary Expenditure

$44M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Ouachita Baptist University had a total expenditure of $44M. Of that $44M, they spent $12M on salaries and $44M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$12M

2017 Salaries

1.46%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Ouachita Baptist University paid a median of $12M in salaries, which represents 27.2% of their overall expenditure ($44M) and a 1.46% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.859% growth from 2015 and a 1.4% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.53M

Instructional Salaries

96

Number of Employees

In 2017, Ouachita Baptist University paid a total of $5.53M to 96 employees working as instructors, which represents 46.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

44 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

29 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University were Professor with 44 employees; Associate professor with 24 employees; and Associate professor with 22 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees; Service with 28 employees; and Management with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ouachita Baptist University was Male Professor with 37 employees, Male Associate professor with 14 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 14 employees.

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