Ottawa University-Ottawa in Ottawa

Ottawa, KS

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Overview

Ottawa University-Ottawa offers 67-degree programs and 41 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 99%. 60.1% are women, and 39.9% are men. Ottawa University-Ottawa is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Ottawa University-Ottawa is 18487$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $29800 and $38232 per year. 32% of full-time Ottawa University-Ottawa students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $40,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Ottawa University-Ottawa is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$18,487
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Ottawa University-Ottawa students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$15,412
$30,001 - $48,000$16,367
$48,001 - $75,000$18,151
$75,001 - $110,000$19,636
$110,001+$21,223

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4016

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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29%

Types of financial aids

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591 of Ottawa University-Ottawa undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 100 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Ottawa University-Ottawa number 22 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Kansas.

Students at Ottawa University-Ottawa awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$40,300

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Ottawa University-Ottawa.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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32%
BELOW AVERAGE

Ottawa University-Ottawa graduation rate is below the national average.

32% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Ottawa University-Ottawa completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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99%

In comparison to National Average

Ottawa University-Ottawa acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 75%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 24%.

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99%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Ottawa University-Ottawa acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 32%.

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99%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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46%

Total

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46%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

61%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Ottawa University-Ottawa full-time retention rate is 61% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Ottawa University-Ottawa is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

18:1
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Men/Women

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Ottawa University-Ottawa the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Ottawa University-Ottawa and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Kansas.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Ottawa, KS Campus

The campus located by 1001 South Cedar Street address in Ottawa, Kansas.

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Ottawa, KS Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Ottawa University-Ottawa with 1.29% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Ottawa, KS Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Ottawa University-Ottawa offers 67 programs in total: 64 are for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 93 universities in Kansas state. Ottawa University-Ottawa is one of the few institutions in Kansas that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 41 distance learning programs that are provided in the Ottawa University-Ottawa: 38 are for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Kansas state average data to help you compare.

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Ottawa University-Ottawa provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 564 students with 16923 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 20 with 489 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Ottawa University-Ottawa

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

This where I learned to walk and talk in the mid-70's. First time back in 40 years.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I can not speak for the program now. I attended when the program operated on 7 week cycles, except January which was a 4 week cycle. We had many required courses and a tough paper to research and defend. The Administration, staff, professors, counselors and campus support crew and grounds personnel fellow students and classmates helped me make my time at OU successful. I Matriculated in the early 80's.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I earned my M.A. is Counseling Substance Abuse, November, 2015. I returned August, 2016, to begin work on my second Master's degree in Education with a concentration in School Guidance Counseling (M.Ed). I enjoy learning as I am a very inquisitive individual. I have had two excellent academic advisors and financial aid advisors whom have always been timely in returning my phone calls and emails. They both work hard in ensuring their students have the tools they need to graduate from their respective programs. The academic deans are very good as well by overseeing the programs, and meeting with students as well. I believe for the price of a higher education, one cannot go wrong by enrolling at Ottawa University. The classes are offered both online and on campus: Phoenix, Surprise and San Tan. However, not all classes are offered online but it is very convenient to enroll and attend classes that fit into your schedule and lifestyle, as many of us work and families in addition to attending school. The professors at Ottawa are excellent. They work in their respective fields and have a lot of experience that they bring to the programs. Ottawa is a fine educational learning institution.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

If I could leave negative stars I would. This school has incompetent staff throughout every department. Not one but two different academic advisors regularly screwed me over telling me I needed this or didn't need that and I listened. It cost me thousands and took me months longer to graduate to which they always responded, "that was my bad". My financial aid was always being screwed up and delayed, again costing me thousands and good luck getting to the bottom of anything because if they're not there and you leave messages they never call you back or if they are there they give vague responses and try to pawn the problem they caused onto you. They do not care about you at Ottawa. I was constantly berated and met with condescension whenever I tried to stand up to the crooked practices or try to get to the bottom of the situations they put me in. And if you try to fight them on any issue no matter the size( for example they screwed up a term for me to which I had to pay more money and spend more time to take missing classes) they will get really nasty and strong arm you saying, "well if you don't do what I tell you, you don't get your degree". I can't tell you how many times I heard that while I was there. If for some crazy reason you decide to go there which I don't understand why you would considering you pay so much for such a subpar education experience, but if you do keep records of EVERYTHING and stay on top of them when issues arise because they will. If it's something they screwed up on they are not going to willingly get back to you. And don't let them threaten you with not graduating if you don't take their crap lying down, that's where records and recordings come in real handy; you'd be amazed what a remark about contacting the dean will do. I hope this helps spare someone out there from the stress and frustration going there caused me. And also if you decide to go there make sure you have a fall back plan or other options because you very well may have to leave in order to get away from the situation they put you in. Good Luck!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Do not attend this school online. Their technology is not up-to-date, so when glitches occur, they hold you responsible. According to their tech support, everything that goes wrong is your issue, not theirs. Why even have a tech support team if they're not willing to address your issues and help solve the problem? Also, watch Firefox, it is their required browser. Firefox combined with the Ottawa website creates mass amounts of pop-ups. Their website is not compatible with any other browser, so if this happens to you, you're just screwed. This school started off as decent, but then progressively got to the point where I voluntarily quit and transferred to a school where I had to take ten additional classes to graduate. It was worth it to not have Ottawa as a problem anymore.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1001 South Cedar

Place:

Religious affiliation: American Baptist

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7852425200

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: ottawa.edu

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