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Ottawa University - Ottawa Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Ottawa University - Ottawa, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Ottawa University - Ottawa Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Ottawa University - Ottawa was awarded 8 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

Ottawa is ranked #1,226 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Ottawa held the #1,291 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Ottawa is also ranked #17 out of 27 schools in Kansas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Ottawa?

Acceptance Rate

Ottawa University - Ottawa has an acceptance rate of 80%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to Ottawa submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 510.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Ottawa University - Ottawa  ( 440 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Ottawa University - Ottawa  ( 460 to 510 )
Ottawa received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Ottawa University - Ottawa  ( 18 to 22 )

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Ottawa University - Ottawa Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Ottawa, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Ottawa University - Ottawa is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ottawa University - Ottawa

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Ottawa University - Ottawa this rate is 61%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  61 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Ottawa this rate is 37%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  37 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Ottawa

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 671 undergraduates at Ottawa with 646 being full-time and 25 being part-time.

Ottawa Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Ottawa is 78.47 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  78.47 out of 100
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How Much Does Ottawa University - Ottawa Cost?

The overall average net price of Ottawa is $23,479. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Ottawa

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,561 $20,974 $22,945 $25,940 $25,477

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Ottawa, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Ottawa, approximately 93% of students took out student loans averaging $8,895 a year. That adds up to $35,580 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ottawa is 7.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Ottawa Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Ottawa make about $41,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Ottawa University - Ottawa make the most money.

Location of Ottawa University - Ottawa

Ottawa University - Ottawa is a private not-for-profit institution located in Ottawa, Kansas. The location of Ottawa is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Location of Ottawa University - Ottawa

Contact details for Ottawa are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1001 South Cedar, Ottawa, KS 66067-3399
Phone: 785-242-5200

Ottawa University - Ottawa Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 21 majors graduated from Ottawa University - Ottawa. Of these students, 115 received undergraduate degrees and 15 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates

Learn more about the majors offered at Ottawa University - Ottawa along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Ottawa

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 754 students took at least one online class at Ottawa University - Ottawa. This is an increase from the 81 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 754 17
2016-2017 81 19
2015-2016 81 32
2014-2015 50 17
2013-2014 60 9

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