78%

Acceptance Rate

$16,682

Avg.Financial Aid

001937

FAFSA Code

About Ottawa University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

754

Website

www.ottawa.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

American Baptist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Ottawa University was established in the year 1865 and is a private not for profit type of research institute located in Ottawa, Kansas. University has a history of more than 125 years and as the years passed there were many changes made in the university and many new buildings were built. The university got its first recognition in early 1970 as one of the most innovative institutions in higher education. Ottawa University offers a bachelor’s degree in more than 25 programs.

  • The student to faculty ratio is 12:1.

  • With a student population of about 754, 706 are undergraduate and the remaining are enrolled in master’s programs.

  • Accreditation to the university is given by the Higher Learning Commission(HLC).

  • The overall graduation rate of the university is 51%.


Online Education at Ottawa University

At Ottawa University, we understand the importance of maintaining work and family responsibilities while pursuing your educational goals. Balance helps to keep you focused and pursue your objectives while managing all the things that are important in your life.

  • The online programs at Ottawa University are designed to help you maintain that balance. Completing your degree while maintaining your personal and work responsibilities takes commitment and drive, but the fulfillment and accomplishment that you get when you earn your degree will be worth all the effort.

  • Our 24/7 help desk and student portal allow for real-time access to student services. Additionally, our campus staff is committed to providing personal assistance to help you achieve your goals within the context of your busy adult life.


Reviews

Student's reviews on the university are as follows:

  • Students say that the campus is small and is very easy to connect with any professors who are always ready to help students. Students, on the other hand, are very friendly and are very welcoming.

  • Programs offered in the university are good and there is a diversity when it comes to athletics. About 95% of the students are involved in athletics. 

  • The class sizes are very small, so that offers one on one attention to the student with the teacher. The student body of the university is good and has students from all around the world.

Location & Contact

Address

1001 South Cedar

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7852425200
Fax: N/A
Request Info

Rankings

Well, Ottawa University stand in the ranking are:

  • Ranked 43rd in ‘Regional College MidWest’.

  • Awarded 49th position in ‘Top Performers On Social Mobility’.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

78%

SAT Range

950 - 1120

ACT Range

17 - 21

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

None

The university has an acceptance rate of 78%, which means every 3 in 4 students get admitted to the university. But the real question arises: 

What are the requirements to get admissions in the OU?

Have I scored satisfactory to meet the minimum requirements of the university?

You don't need to worry about all these questions, we will provide you with all the information that is required to get enrolled.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$25,583

Average Annual Cost

$28,410

Books And Supplies

$1,100

Other Fees

$1,640

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,320

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,990

Total One Year Cost

$44,460

Being a not for profit institute, the expense to attend the university is quite above average having a net price of $25,583. It is because the university not only provides quality education but sets new standards for the students to meet newer heights in academics and to also give students practical experience so that they can meet the requirements of the outer world. 

It will provide you information about the tuition expense, books, and supplies, accommodation cost, the total cost of attendance. Net price of the university and the average net price depending on your family income. Refer to our tuition and programs section for deeper inputs.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

50%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

62%

Male Professors

38%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

31 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

25 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

14 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

10 Graduates

Psychology, General

8 Graduates

Biology, General

7 Graduates

Marketing

7 Graduates

Music

7 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

6 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

6 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

6 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

6 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

4 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

3 Graduates

Mathematics

3 Graduates

Human Services, General

2 Graduates

Theology and Religious Vocations, O...

2 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

1 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

1 Graduates

Sociology

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

706

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

42%

Full-time

95%

Part-time

5%

Students Gender

Male

58%

US National: 44%

Female

42%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

54% White

12% Unknown

14% Black

12% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

3% American Indian/Alaska native

1% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

18%

Unknown Location

48%

Out Of State

32%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$65,347 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 98% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

98%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$4,670/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,650/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,650/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Braves

School Colors

black and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NAIA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$36,500/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$41,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$29,000

$29,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$301 - 301

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$16,682

Students Receiving Federal Grants

50%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,371

Students Receiving State Aid

32%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,115

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$13,794

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$19,906

$30K - $48K

$17,871

$48K - $75K

$17,699

$75K - $110K

$15,197

> $110K

$14,473

As all the students can't pay off their tuition fees as everyone’s income is not the same and everyone can't afford to pay high fees. Keeping that in mind OU offers various types of financial aid to the students to reduce the burden. To gain the benefit of it the students need to fill the FAFSA form using the university FAFSA code 001937.

Types of assistance provided by the university are:

  • Federal Aid includes grants such as Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Kansas Comprehensive Grant (KCG)

  • Loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan. Federal Work-Study option allows students to work and earn money for their education on their own.

  • Academic Scholarships include the Presidential Scholarship, Provost Scholarship, Franklin County High Achiever Scholarship, and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship.

  • Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill.