Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, OK, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$23,175
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,270
$30k - $48k
$14,302
$48k - $75k
$15,596
$75k - $110k
$17,089
$110k+
$23,852
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$31,352
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,252
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,720
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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Aid & Grants

0
100
55%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
39%
Average Aid Per Year
$19,413
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
39%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,662
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,233
Students receiving state aid
23%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,591
Students receiving federal aid
57%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,662
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$22,443
$30k - $48k
$24,475
$48k - $75k
$22,503
$75k - $110k
$19,207
$110k+
$15,445
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$529,928
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$17,383,996

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,926
Students receiving federal loans
62%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,619
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,485
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,156
Loan Default Rate
6%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$244

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
obu is named one of “america’s best value colleges!” i can definitely guarantee you will have the time of your life!!
Anna from Mcallen, TX
The experience as well as the education gained at OBU make it well worth the price. Every student admitted is awarded an automatic academic scholarship, which really helps as well. I realize that there are many schools that cost less than OBU, but I cannot even imagining giving up the experiences I have had and the knowledge I have gained for that!
Sarah from Yukon, OK
OBU is pricey, but is well worth it! Class sizes are small and fitted to the student's needs. They also take into consideration that books are expensive and some classes use the same books two to four semesters to save you money.
Alyssa from Oklahoma City, OK
Since OBU is a private school, it is no surprise that tuition is on the higher side. I would say, though, that it is money extremely well spent. There is no doubt that you will get a great all around education here and the facilities aren't too shabby either. When you come to OBU you definitely get what you pay for and in my opinion you get a lot more.
Zip Bang OBU!
It's definitely not a cheap school, but you get what you're paying for: a great, liberal arts education. It's money well spent for a well rounded education that applies to spiritual as well as academic life.
Brandy
A little pricy of a university, because it is private, but the environment is well worth it.
Jessy from Decatur, TX
The initial price for OBU can be daunting. I had originally thought that there was no way I could afford coming to OBU, but in the end I ended up paying less to come to OBU than my sister was paying to go to UCO (a state school in OK). This was because of the many different scholarships that are offered at OBU. I received an automatic scholarship based on my ACT and GPA that cut out a ton of my tuition. Those have different levels based upon your performance on the ACT OR SAT. I also have a church partnership scholarship and received a KIWANAS scholarship as well. You can get scholarships based on ethnicity, sports, involvement in different organizations, and department scholarships once you are a student. Don't turn away from OBU because of sticker shock. We have great financial aid counselors that are willing to work with you and can provide great options.
Charis from Ponca City, OK

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