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Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Oklahoma Baptist University is a small Christian liberal arts university, Oklahoma’s top-ranked regional college according to the U.S. News. With more than 88 areas of study to choose from, five master’s degrees, eight certificate programs and ample opportunities to work and study abroad, OBU delivers a top-notch education grounded in a Christian worldview.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)
Education & Training (1)



In 1906, the State Baptist Convention, in session in Shawnee, appointed a commission to make plans for the founding of a Baptist university. In 1907, a board of trustees was elected; and on February 9, 1910, the incorporation certificate for the Baptist University of Oklahoma was issued and a new university was born.


The Career Development Office provides career assessment services and information concerning vocational opportunities for students and alumni. We strive to support students by assisting them in discovering, realizing and pursuing the highest and best uses of their God-given talents. Our primary purpose is to effectively equip students with the necessary skills to prepare for life beyond OBU.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Medical services

The campus nurse consults with students concerning health needs and practices. The nurse is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The nurse advises students concerning health problems, assists in contacting a physician, and plans/promotes health education programs campus-wide. 

Student Life

Student clubs

  • Anthropos Society
  • Association of Family Service Professionals
  • Beta Gamma Theta
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Cargo Ranch
  • College Players
  • Color Out Oklahoma
  • Council of First Nations Students


Oklahoma Baptist University is accredited by:

  • The Higher Learning Commission North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability

Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States

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