Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Baptist University features a strong liberal arts curriculum with excellent degree programs in the humanities, sciences, fine arts, and professional programs. The institution is largely a traditional undergraduate institution. OBU merges faith and learning to address a Christian world view, challenging graduates to informed service and leadership. The bond between faculty and students, and the opportunity to study in a residential campus community creates a positive environment for learning. Graduates have excelled in a wide array of fields, equipped with ability to continue learning throughout their careers. OBUs commitment to outstanding scholarship in a Christian community continues to yield success. The university challenges students to use their knowledge through global engagement, as a result, OBU is the leader among Baptist colleges in the number of students working in Southern Baptist international missions. OBU also has strong campus organizations and a vibrant intramural sports program, which is complimented by 21 nationally competitive varsity sports teams. As of 2017, OBU has 31 national championships in a wide range of varsity sports.Through a four-fold mission statement and five core values, the University seeks to maintain a 107-year-old tradition as a Christian liberal arts college. The mission statement declares that "As a Christian liberal arts university, OBU transforms lives by equipping students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ." The core values build on the mission, highlighting that OBU is Christ Centered, Excellence Driven, Learning Focused, Missional Purposed, and Community Directed.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1910 Southern Baptist 4-1-4 $110.0 million + 500 W. University, Shawnee, OK 74804 (405) 585-4000
overall score total score state city online paying global
87 100.0 Oklahoma Shawnee 289