Academic accreditation plays a vital role in colleges and universities maintaining and strengthening quality academic standards and practices. Ouachita Baptist University was first accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities in 1927 and has held continuous accreditation since 1953.
Ouachita’s accreditation most recently was reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission in 2011 following an in-depth three-year self-study by university faculty and staff. One key aspect of that study was the adoption of Ouachita’s Vision, Mission and Values Statement which affirms, in part, that “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.”
Within the university, the following schools and programs have earned additional accreditation:
The university also is a member of the following organizations: