Ottawa University-Ottawa

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,980
10.2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$26,872
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.96%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
78.2%
3,331 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
953
91.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
28.5%
53 Graduates

About

Ottawa University-Ottawa is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, KS. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Ottawa University-Ottawa were General Business Administration & Management (39 degrees awarded), Curriculum & Instruction (5 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (3 degrees).

In 2022, 168 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ottawa University-Ottawa. 42.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 57.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (103 degrees), 3.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ottawa University-Ottawa is $29,980, which is $1,650 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Ottawa University-Ottawa is $29,980, which is $1,650 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,872.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Ottawa University-Ottawa received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$29,980
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Ottawa University-Ottawa was $29,980. The cost of tuition at Ottawa University-Ottawa is $1,650 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$26,872
2022 Value
1.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Ottawa University-Ottawa had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,872. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Ottawa University-Ottawa grew by 1.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,717
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ottawa University-Ottawa was of $10,717 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.18% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Ottawa University-Ottawa received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.96%
2019 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Ottawa University-Ottawa was 1.96%, which represents 22 out of the 1125 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Ottawa University-Ottawa received 3,331 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 60% annual growth. Out of those 3,331 applicants, 2,606 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.2% acceptance rate.

There were 953 students enrolled at Ottawa University-Ottawa in 2022. 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ottawa University-Ottawa has an overall enrollment yield of 10%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,606
Accepted Out of 3,331

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ottawa University-Ottawa was 78.2% (2,606 admissions from 3,331 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 66.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 60%, while admissions grew by 88%..

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SAT Scores

6%
Submission Percentage (2022)
15
Scores Submitted (2022)

6% of enrolled first-time students at Ottawa University-Ottawa in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ottawa University-Ottawa had a total enrollment of 953 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Ottawa University-Ottawa is 868 students and the part-time enrollment is 85. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at Ottawa University-Ottawa are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ottawa University-Ottawa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.6% White, 16.9% Black or African American, 16.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.72% Two or More Races, 1.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.26% Asian, and 1.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ottawa University-Ottawa in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (31.3%), followed by White Female (19.7%) and Black or African American Male (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (28.3%), followed by White Female (25%) and Black or African American Male (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ottawa University-Ottawa in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 953 students. The full-time enrollment at Ottawa University-Ottawa is 868 and the part-time enrollment is 85. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at Ottawa University-Ottawa are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Ottawa University-Ottawa was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Ottawa University-Ottawa had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    482 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    161 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    156 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Ottawa University-Ottawa is 50.6% White, 16.9% Black or African American, 16.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.72% Two or More Races, 1.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.26% Asian, and 1.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 11 students (1.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 24 fewer women than men received degrees from Ottawa University-Ottawa. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ottawa University-Ottawa is white (103 degrees awarded). There were 3.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Ottawa University-Ottawa is General Business Administration & Management (39 degrees awarded), followed by Curriculum & Instruction (5 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (3 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Ottawa University-Ottawa, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), Business (87 degrees), and Psychology (14 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ottawa University-Ottawa are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,850,551 people), Accountants & auditors (1,085,247 people), Other managers (921,564 people), Secondary school teachers (583,665 people), and Financial managers (534,939 people).

The most specialized majors at Ottawa University-Ottawa in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), Business (87 degrees), Psychology (14 degrees), Education (20 degrees), and Biology (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ottawa University-Ottawa are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Ottawa University-Ottawa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), Business (87 degrees), Psychology (14 degrees), Education (20 degrees), and Biology (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ottawa University-Ottawa are Elementary & secondary schools (3,558,911 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,023,615 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (925,408 people), Computer Systems Design (633,216 people), and Banking & related activities (540,576 people).

The most specialized majors at Ottawa University-Ottawa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), Business (87 degrees), Psychology (14 degrees), Education (20 degrees), and Biology (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Ottawa University-Ottawa.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 22 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ottawa University-Ottawa was General Business Administration & Management with 22 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

96
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
72
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Ottawa University-Ottawa, which is 1.33 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (72).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Ottawa University-Ottawa in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.9 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Ottawa University-Ottawa in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.525 times less than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 27% of students graduating from Ottawa University-Ottawa completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (44.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Ottawa University-Ottawa is Female and White (44.2% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    103 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    32 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ottawa University-Ottawa is white (103 degrees awarded). There were 3.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

5.95% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    60 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Ottawa University-Ottawa is white male (60 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (43 degrees).

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Operations

Ottawa University-Ottawa has an endowment valued at nearly $20M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.37%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Ottawa University-Ottawa had a total salary expenditure of 68M. Ottawa University-Ottawa employs 11 Assistant professors, 7 Associate professors and 6 Professors. Most academics at Ottawa University-Ottawa are Male Assistant professor (8), Male Professor (4), and Female Associate professor (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ottawa University-Ottawa are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 39 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 22 employees, and Management with 20 employees.

Endowment

$20M
2022 Endowment
3.53%
growth from 2021

Ottawa University-Ottawa has an endowment valued at about $20M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Ottawa University-Ottawa grew 3.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.3M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$23.7M
2022 Salaries
7.24%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Ottawa University-Ottawa paid a median of $23.7M in salaries, which represents 34.9% of their overall expenditure ($68M) and a 7.24% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.59M
Instructional Salaries
24
Number of Employees

In 2022, Ottawa University-Ottawa paid a total of $1.59M to 24 employees working as instructors, which represents 6.68% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
11 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ottawa University-Ottawa were Assistant professor with 11 employees, Associate professor with 7 employees, and Professor with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ottawa University-Ottawa were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 22 employees, and Management with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ottawa University-Ottawa was Male Assistant professor with 8 employees, Male Professor with 4 employees, and Female Associate professor with 4 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Ottawa University-Ottawa.

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