Ottawa University-Ottawa

1001 South Cedar, Ottawa, KS 66067-3399
Tel: (785)242-5200
Private not-for-profit | 589 students
The Ottawa University provides the highest quality liberal arts and professional education in a caring, Christ-centered community of grace which integrates faith, learning and life. The University serves students of traditional age, adult learners and organziations through undergraduate and graduate programs. As one of the pioneers in adult education in the United States, OU opened its first adult campus in Kansas City in 1974.

School Overview:

Ottawa University-Ottawa
CountyFranklin County, KS
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
33 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment589 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
556 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
33 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
577 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
12 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted96%64%

School Notes:

  • Whether you are interested in purusing an undergraduate certificate, Bachelor's degree, Master's degree or post-graduate licensure, Ottawa University offers a wide variety of programs to meet your needs. Program offerings vary by campus.
  • Today, Ottawa University offers Bachelor degree majors in over 25 disciplines including math, sciences, fine arts, Religion, Education and business. A Master of Business Administration as well as Master of Arts programs in Human Resources, Professional Counseling and Education are also available.
  • Ottawa University offers both traditional-aged and adult students a variety of programs and services designed to provide a quality education. At our residential campus in Ottawa, Kansas, students build professional relationships with professors and classmates in a family atmosphere. Ottawa University boasts 30 student organizations on campus, as well as 13 different varsity athletic programs in NAIA Division II.
  • Ottawa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 312-263-0456, Ottawa University education programs in Kansas are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE),

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