• Address: 1001 S. Cedar St. Ottawa, KS 66067

  • Phone Number: 855-774-7713

  • Website: https://www.ottawa.edu/home

About Ottawa University

Ottawa University is a private not-for-profit research institution that was established in the year 1865. The institution was initially established with the motive to charter a boarding school for the children of the tribe between the ages of 6 to 18 who will be entitled to receive an education. The tribe endowed 20,000 acres of its land to be utilized in lieu of a cash to support the growing institution. As years passed, the university made many changes and built many new buildings. By the early 1970s, the university was recognized as one of the most innovative institutions in higher education. In 1974, it opened their first adult campus in Kansas City.

The university has around 685 students for the different programs offered. In total, it has 5,000 students on 8 campuses and online. 

  • The student-faculty ratio is 18:1.

  • Ottawa University acceptance rate is 50%.

  • School of Education, School of Arts and Sciences, and Angell Snyder School of Business are the three different schools through which OU provides their degrees.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 31%.

  • The total student population of the university is 685, which includes 621 full-time and 64 part-time students.

  • Ottawa University accreditation is provided by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  • Ottawa University address is 601 University Dr, San Marcos, Texas 78666.


Ottawa University Online

The university offers online classes and degree programs for the students according to their convenience. Students can take up their classes from anywhere they like, whether it is a home, office or a coffee shop. The online programs are accredited and are 100% online, with no outside study groups required.

  • The university provides students with a personal success coach who will be always ready to guide students the entire way. It also supports students by providing them with 24/7 tech support through chat and call.

  • The university provides 93 online programs across 15 majors. Ottawa University majors include Accounting, Arts, Behavioral Sciences, Business Management, Education, Health Science, Information Science, Law, Media Studies, and many more.

  • MyOttawa is an important asset for the students and is a primary source for information exchange. Students have to log in to their account with the credentials provided by the university to view information relating to the grades, take up online classes, pay bills, and many more.

  • Ottawa University Blackboard is the university's web-based learning management system. Students with BB+ account and enrolled with any university can log in their account to take up their online classes from anywhere.


Ottawa University Reviews

Students 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 diversity when it comes to athletics. About 95% of the students are involved in the 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.

Ottawa University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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Headquartered at

Ottawa, Kansas

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001937
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Institutional Accreditation

HLC
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Religious Affiliation

Christian
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Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Military Friendly, Financial Aid, Veterans Friendly

Branches

Surprise (Arizona)

Data Source: https://www.ottawa.edu/home, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Ottawa University Campus Life

The university hosts numerous events and activities to keep their students engaged and generate new ideas. It makes sure that a student's weekend is well spent with full of activities, performances, concerts, athletic games, and much more.

  • Theater and Drama Club strives to promote creativity and fellowship in the theatrical arts by focusing on common goals. This club works on organizing events such as Theater Picnic, Improv Workshop, Theatre Awards Night, and many more.

  • University Band is the premier ensemble at the university. The band consists of music majors, community members, and non-music major students joining together to perform the finest music. 

  • The organizations and clubs at the university also include University Orchestra, Media Sales Team, Pi Kappa Delta, Forensics Club, Biology Club, Student Senate, Pre-Health Professional Club, Student Newspapers, Campus Activities Board, and many more.

  • Ottawa University Bookstore enables a student to buy, sell or rent the university's textbooks or study materials, buy gifts, supplies, collectibles, apparels & accessories. 

  • Ottawa University athletics teams are named as 'Braves', who are part of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and is a member of Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Ottawa University Basketball team is newly added for their athletic team and are already doing well in their Intercollege Competitions.

  • Ottawa University Baseball, Bowling Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling, Volleyball are the few sports in which the Braves are involved in playing.

Ottawa University Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 18: 1
Total Population 685
Student Population Full Time: 621 Part Time: 64
Gender Division Male: 61 % Female: 39 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 1,448 895 553
Total Applicants Admitted - 725 430 295
Applicants Enrolled - 190 117 73
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 190 117 73

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 19 %

The College Monk

Female: 48 %

Total Graduation Rate: 31 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Ottawa University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Ottawa University

School of Education

Majors available

Education

School of Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Public Administration Health Science

Angell Snyder School of Business

Majors available

Business Management

Ottawa University Admissions and Application Requirements

Ottawa University Acceptance Rate is 50%

Ottawa University Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $25
Graduate Application Fee $75

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Ottawa University Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Ottawa University Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university encourages students to achieve their educational goals by helping them identify the sources that are available to make their education more affordable in the university. A student can get financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans. Students looking for financial assistance has to fill up the FAFSA form.

Ottawa University federal school code is 001937.

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

  • Institutional Scholarships includes Presidential Scholarship, Provost Scholarship, Franklin County High Achiever Scholarship, and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship.

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


Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,495 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. March 15th, 2019
TEACH Grant $1,000 Undergraduate or Graduate. Students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school. 3.25 CGPA. March 15th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,000 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. March 15th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct PLUS Loans $11,210 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Dependent students. March 15th, 2019
Direct Subsidized Loans $7,075 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. March 15th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $7,075 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. March 15th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
KCG Grant Varies Kansas resident. Based on financial need. March 15th, 2019

Data Source: https://www.ottawa.edu/home, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Presidential Scholarship $14,675 Freshmen student. Based on merit. Varies
Provost Scholarship $14,675 Freshmen student. Based on merit. Varies
Franklin County High Achiever Scholarship Varies Graduate from a Franklin County (KS) High School. Demonstrate academic achievement and community service. Varies
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Varies Good academic standing. Members of Phi Theta Kappa. Varies
Athletic Scholarship Varies Based on athletic ability of the student. Varies
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Ottawa Indian Award Varies Member of the Ottawa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma. Varies
Alumni Award Varies Children or grandchildren of Ottawa University graduates. Varies
Sibling Award Varies Concurrently enrolled siblings attending Ottawa University. Varies
American Baptist Church Award Varies Member of the American Baptist Churches of the USA denomination. Varies
Regional American Baptist Church Award Varies Member of American Baptist Churches of the Central Region or Rocky Mountain Region Varies
Franklin County Award Varies Graduate from a Franklin County, Kansas. Reside on-campus at Ottawa University. Varies

Data Source: https://www.ottawa.edu/home, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $13,440 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member. Varies
Montgomery GI Bill Varies For active duty or selected reserve members of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program Varies Eligible Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) Varies Eligible dependents of certain veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition. Dependent of veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Varies
Veteran Vocational Rehabilitation Varies The student must have been injured while on active duty. Must receive Form VA-28-1905 from the VA Counseling Center Varies

Data Source: https://www.ottawa.edu/home, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $17,895
$30,001 - $48,000 $17,788
$48,001 - $75,000 $18,994
$75,001 - $110,000 $21,833
Over $110,000 $24,328

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 45% $4,691
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $19,068
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 48% $5,298
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $15,671
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 92% $8,265
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 92% $7,312
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 20,565
Military Aid
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://https://www.ottawa.edu/admissions/adult-and-graduate-students/military-students
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 13 $10,236
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 12 $10,717
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 1 $4,462

Data Source: https://www.ottawa.edu/home, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Ottawa University Library

The university library is named as Gangwish Library. The library serves the students, faculty, and staff members by providing them with accurate information and resources for their research.

  • The libraries have more than a million books, journals, articles, research papers, and many more various formats such as videos, audios, and images.

  • The libraries also offer research support and discover resources from WorldCat to access thousands of books and media files. A student has to log in to WorldCat in order to access the required data.

  • OU LibGuides is for the students. A student can make use of these tools for research and writing. It guides students on how to optimize and write the content for their research.

  • Franklin County Digital Repository is a project by Franklin County Historical Society with the university to provide public access to Franklin county historical documents and resources in digital format.

  • Archives and Collections of the university also include Pu Kappa Delta National Archives, Aaron Copland Music Collection, Early Ottawa University Student Yearbook, and many more. 

Ottawa University FAQ's

  What is the acceptance rate at the university?


The acceptance rate of the university is 50%.

  Does the university has a blackboard?


Ottawa University blackboard is accessible as an online learning platform to have high-quality learning for online students.

  What is the college address?


The college address is 1001 S. Cedar St. Ottawa, KS. Zip-code: 66067

  What is the graduation rate?


The university graduation rate is around 31%.

  What is the cost of attending tution?


The cost of attending tution is $27,370 for undergraduates at the university.

  Which institution accredited the college?


The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  Is the college military friendly?


Yes, the college is military friendly as well as veterans friendly.

  What is the religious affiliation of the college?


The college is religiously affiliated to Christianity.

  What are the majors offered for online courses?


The majors offered are History, Psychology, Education, Literature, Theology, Law, Accounting, Media Studies, Behavioural Sciences, Arts, Business Management, Literature, Nursing.

  What is the Federal code to apply for federal aid?


The FAFSA/Federal code of the university is 001937.

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