Ouachita Baptist University

410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998, United States | Private University | Established 1886

About us


Welcome to Ouachita Baptist University! What makes us different? For more than 130 years, Ouachita has been committed to encouraging a love of God and a love of learning.

As a leading liberal arts university, Ouachita has earned a strong academic reputation. Combine all that with a close-knit campus community and you have a setting where students thrive academically, spiritually and personally. 

Year after year, Ouachita is ranked among the nation’s top colleges by such publications as U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. Our students also earn state and national recognition for accomplishments ranging from scientific research and business competitions to student publications and musical performances. We even host an annual Scholars Day to celebrate academic achievements. 

We invite you to discover the exceptional education Ouachita provides. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty makes a huge difference. Our students get to know their professors on a personal level as role models and mentors. Beyond the classroom, campus life always is busy with Tiger Tunes, Tiger Serve Day, social clubs, intramurals, campus ministries – or just hanging out with friends at Dr. Jack’s. 

Take a few moments to learn more as you discover the Ouachita difference for yourself.


Ouachita Baptist University seeks to foster a love of God and a love of learning by creating for students and other constituents dynamic growth opportunities both on campus and throughout the world. With foresight and faithfulness, Ouachita makes a difference.


Ouachita Baptist University is a Christ-centered learning community. Embracing the liberal arts tradition, the university prepares individuals for ongoing intellectual and spiritual growth, lives of meaningful work, and reasoned engagement with the world.


Ouachita strives to be an academic community of vision, integrity, and service grounded in the following values:

  • Faith. We believe that life is lived most abundantly in response to the love of God through Jesus Christ.
  • Scholarship. We advance excellence in teaching, learning, research, and creative expression.
  • Growth. We foster broad-based education, encouraging growth in intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social domains.
  • Character. We affirm that respect and honesty undergird responsible citizenship and stewardship.
  • Community. We promote a vibrant community strengthened by diversity, sustained by common aims and supportive relationships, and committed to leadership and service on campus and beyond.


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