Welcome to Ouachita Baptist University
You may be a prospective student, an alumnus, a friend of the University, or someone who is drawn to interesting names like Ouachita and Arkadelphia!
As the fifteenth President of Ouachita, I say welcome on behalf of the finest students, faculty, and staff that can be found. I have known Ouachita as a student, trustee, parent of a Ouachita student, and now as President. Unlike many organizations, the closer my relationship with Ouachita has become, the greater my respect for Ouachita has grown.
Our alumni are engaged, interested (and interesting!) and loyal. You will find our Ouachita family around the world. These web pages serve to reconnect with our friends from the past, so let our Alumni Office and President’s Office hear from you.
All would agree the most important group to visit this site is today’s students. As you explore the various links, you will find Ouachita’s nature to be as unique as her name. Ouachita is an excellent liberal arts institution. Our learning takes place in a Christ centered community. The education and preparation of a student for the future is enhanced by people of authentic faith and genuine commitment to Christ.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to visit Ouachita through these web pages. I hope you will visit us on campus, as well. The beauty of the campus is eclipsed only by the wonderful people who study and serve at Ouachita Baptist University.
Rex M. Horne, Jr.
Quick Facts about Ouachita
- Ouachita is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Ouachita was established in1886.
- Ouachita is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (65 miles SW of Little Rock) near scenic Lake DeGray State Park and Hot Springs National Park.
- Ouachita offers undergraduate programs of study in the liberal arts. Small classes are the norm rather than the exception and Ouachita’s student to faculty ratio is approximately 13:1.
- Ouachita is affiliated with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.
- Ouachita has a current enrollment of 1,532 students.