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IPEDS ID: 204936
OPE ID: 00311000
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Otterbein University
1 South Grove Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081
General information:  (614) 890-3000
Website:  www.otterbein.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,791 (2,342 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
7%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty187159
Instructional187159
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$30,658$31,424$31,442$31,6240.6%
Books and supplies$1,212$1,258$1,272$1,2851.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,684$9,040$9,460$9,6522.0%
Other$2,394$2,554$2,620$2,6360.6%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,952$5,612$6,358$6,4140.9%
Other$3,456$6,078$5,204$5,2480.8%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,456$4,082$4,124$4,1620.9%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$42,948$44,276$44,794$45,1970.9%
Off Campus$43,278$44,372$44,276$44,5710.7%
Off Campus with Family$35,326$36,764$36,838$37,0710.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$591
Fees$100
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid156599%————
Grant or scholarship aid56599%$9,613,270$17,015
Federal grants15828%$660,614$4,181
Pell grants15527%$593,063$3,826
Other federal grants7814%$67,551$866
State/local government grant or scholarships9917%$180,774$1,826
Institutional grants or scholarships56599%$8,771,882$15,525
Student loan aid44879%$3,843,197$8,579
Federal student loans44679%$2,594,982$5,818
Other student loans8615%$1,248,215$14,514
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,15587%$34,317,354$15,925
Pell grants60524%$2,358,491$3,898
Federal student loans1,66867%$11,955,362$7,167
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2011-20122012-20132013-2014
Average net price$22,350$25,174$26,200
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$16,901$21,210$20,970
$30,001 – $48,000$18,167$21,048$23,147
$48,001 – $75,000$20,494$23,262$23,870
$75,001 – $110,000$23,589$26,288$26,179
$110,001 and more$26,298$28,214$28,211
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment2,791
Undergraduate enrollment2,342
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment94
Graduate enrollment449
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 16%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 89%
25 and over: 9%
Age unknown: 2%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 87%
Out-of-state: 12%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 9%
Part-time: 91%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 19%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 71%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,5841,0011,583
Percent admitted75%73%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled29%32%27%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT11621%
ACT53094%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading498610
SAT Math500620
SAT Writing480590
ACT Composite2126
ACT English2026
ACT Math2026
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 78%
Part-time students: 43%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 78 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 59%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 48%
6-year: 59%
8-year: 59%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 49%
6-year: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 51%
Female: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 86%
Black or African American: 40%
Hispanic/Latino: 88%
White: 61%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 29%
Non-resident alien: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Equestrian/Equine Studies6---
Category total6---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies5---
Category total5---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry14---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General13---
Molecular Biology0---
Category total27---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting12---
Actuarial Science10---
Business Administration and Management, General1823--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other4---
Business/Corporate Communications0---
Finance, General7---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General4---
International Business/Trade/Commerce2---
Management Information Systems, General0---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General4---
Organizational Leadership0---
Category total6123--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism1---
Health Communication1---
Journalism1---
Mass Communication/Media Studies8---
Organizational Communication, General1---
Public Relations/Image Management20---
Radio and Television0---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric14---
Category total46---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General7---
Category total7---
Education
Art Teacher Education1---
Curriculum and Instruction-0--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching30---
Health Teacher Education6---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching83--
Music Teacher Education11---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0---
Reading Teacher Education-0--
Spanish Language Teacher Education0---
Category total563--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing12---
English Language and Literature, General3---
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other4---
Category total19---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature1---
Spanish Language and Literature2---
Category total3---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-0--
Athletic Training/Trainer101--
Clinical Nurse Leader-3--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-3803
Health and Wellness, General-0--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General31---
Nurse Anesthetist-18-1
Nursing Administration00--
Nursing Education---0
Nursing Practice--10-
Nursing Science-1--
Pre-Veterinary Studies5---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse40---
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant3---
Category total8961104
History
History, General9---
Category total9---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies2---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other4---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0---
Category total6---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General7---
Category total7---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies0---
Sustainability Studies2---
Category total2---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science3---
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management1---
Category total4---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other9---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management17---
Category total26---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy2---
Religion/Religious Studies5---
Category total7---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General6---
Physical Sciences0---
Physics, General3---
Category total9---
Psychology
Psychology, General32---
Category total32---
Social Sciences
Economics, General30--
International Relations and Affairs4---
Political Science and Government, General6---
Sociology7---
Category total200--
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting7---
Design and Applied Arts, Other7---
Fine/Studio Arts, General11---
Music Management0---
Music Performance, General4---
Music, General14---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology6---
Category total49---
Grand total49087104
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 57
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 5
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 22
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 3
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $19,261
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,683
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $12,107
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $5,739
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 75%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined7480
Baseball53
Basketball2214
Football129
Golf88
Lacrosse3717
Soccer3630
Softball19
Tennis1012
Volleyball17
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1913 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program12/1/1983 - 11/1/2012Resigned
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program10/1/1999 - 11/1/2012Resigned
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/21/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels(!)4/25/2013 -  Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels5/21/2010 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1941 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1995 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1963 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations11128
Liquor law violations4143
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations4105
Liquor law violations231
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible22
Rape1
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary638
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible21
Rape1
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary631
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate4.4%6.5%6.3%
Number in default365247
Number in repayment812792735
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)