About Ottawa University
On Campus Housing
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.
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.
Well, Ottawa University stand in the ranking are:
Ranked 43rd in ‘Regional College MidWest’.
Awarded 49th position in ‘Top Performers On Social Mobility’.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
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.
Highest Degree Offered
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $10,995 per year. The students at Ottawa University-Ottawa have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,650 per year. The university has enrolled around 61% male and 39% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
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.