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Oklahoma Baptist University

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1910
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • Liberal Arts School 1
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 500 W University, Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States, 74804
    • Phone:
    • +14055854000
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) is a co-educational Christian liberal arts university located in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and owned by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. At Oklahoma Baptist University you will learn how all knowledge connects and how that framework can be informed by a thoughtful Christian worldview. You will have the choice of 88 areas of study, the opportunity to work and study abroad and the chance to engage faculty mentors. 

Academic Highlights

Oklahoma Baptist University offers two graduate degrees through the Oklahoma Baptist University Graduate School, based in downtown Oklahoma City.

Life in Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Baptist (OBU) teams, nicknamed athletically as the Bison, are part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II primarily competing in the Great American Conference(GAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and track and field; while women's sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball. Oklahoma Baptist University recognizes more than 150 campus organizations with various interests and purposes, including student government, involvement, academics, music and arts, politics, social service, sports and religion.

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Notable Alumni

  • Dr. Sunday O. Fadulu, Class of 1964. Professor of microbiology and chairman of biology, Texas Southern University; patent holder for a drug treating sickle cell anemia.
  • William R. Pogue, Class of 1951, Colonel, USAF (Ret.), NASA astronaut and pilot of Skylab 4 (third and final manned visit to the Skylab orbital workshop), the longest manned flight (84 days, 1 hour and 15 minutes) in the history of manned space exploration to date.
  • Dr. Ralph Faudree, Class of 1961. Provost and professor of mathematics at the University of Memphis; has an Erdős number of 1, having written over 50 papers with Paul Erdős.

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