Ouachita Baptist University ranked No. 1

Established in 1886, Ouachita Baptist University is a top rated private liberal arts institution located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (USA).


- Ranked the No. 1 Baccalaureate College in the South for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report 2010.

- Ouachita Baptist University is named the No. 1 “Great Schools, Great Prices” Baccalaureate College in the South for the second year in a row (USNWR 2010). It is also ranked among the top five baccalaureate schools in the South in graduation rate.

- Ranked 2nd in the Best Value category for the South (USNWR 2008).

- Placed in the top five by U.S. News and World Report for best comprehensive colleges in the South for seven consecutive years.


- The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It is affiliated with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

- The Teacher Education Program is accredited by NCATE on both the elementary and secondary levels.

- The Division of Music (School of Fine Arts) is accredited for the baccalaureate degree by the National Association of Schools of Music.

- The Didactic Dietetic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association.

- The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE).

- The undergraduate business degree program is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.