Ottawa University – Ottawa

Also known as OU, The College

1001 South Cedar, Ottawa, KS

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Ottawa University - Ottawa is a nonprofit private institution that has many majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Ottawa, KS, in a predominantly rural area. The school's American Baptist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. OU, with only approximately 600 students enrolled, has a high ratio of teachers to students and personalized education as part of its commitment to students.

A list of some of the popular programs are:

  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Elementary Education
  • Accounting

To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school records, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. The most common test scores among students accepted to this school are within the range of 18 to 24 on the ACT, or 1230 to 1550 for the SAT exam. Approximately 90% of all students that applied were accepted at Ottawa University - Ottawa, with 47% of those admitted choosing to attend.

Tuition is approximately $24,000 annually, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should check the school's price of attendance calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. The price of on-campus housing is about $3,900 annually. OU may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who qualify as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

This school offers several athletic programs overseen by the NAIA. Athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division II)
  • Football (NAIA Division II)

Students can visit the OU website to see a complete list of academic programs offered, financial aid details, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the candidates Ottawa University – Ottawa accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Ottawa University – Ottawa is around 660 students, where graduate students make up roughly 24% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $25,000-$30,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,100 to $1,300 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$18,040
Receiving Student Loans98%$8,508
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Ottawa University – Ottawa may provide student services like:

  • Online classes
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of OU, The College is close to 34%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years22%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2014)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Ottawa University – Ottawa is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Basketball (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Track and Field (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Football (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Ottawa University – Ottawa by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism


English Language and Literature


Mathematics and Statistics


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Ottawa University – Ottawa for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

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