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IPEDS ID: 464226
OPE ID: 00193722
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Ottawa University-Surprise
15950 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, Arizona 85374
General information:  (855) 546-1342
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  972 (896 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
American Baptist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Continuing professional
Noncredit education offered
Institution does not offer noncredit education
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2021Full timePart time
Total faculty1226
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-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 year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees$29,751$31,000$33,000$33,0000.0%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,612$14,762$15,000$15,0000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$14,612$9,250$9,500$10,0005.3%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
On Campus$49,203$50,602$52,600$52,6000.0%
Off Campus$49,203$45,090$47,100$47,6001.1%
Off Campus with Family$34,591$35,840$37,600$37,6000.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2022-2023
Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2020-2021
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 aid1236100%————
Grant or scholarship aid236100%$3,540,199$15,001
Federal grants17675%$511,637$2,907
Pell grants10243%$470,671$4,614
Other federal grants7431%$40,966$554
State/local government grant or scholarships2912%$32,486$1,120
Institutional grants or scholarships236100%$2,996,076$12,695
Student loan aid20486%$1,393,280$6,830
Federal student loans20286%$1,084,912$5,371
Other student loans167%$308,368$19,273
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1726$11,496,070$15,835
Pell grants332$1,507,922$4,542
Federal student loans587$3,956,654$6,740
  • 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.
Average net price$30,976$33,201$32,741
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2018-20192019-20202020-2021
$0 – $30,000$29,923$28,326$31,216
$30,001 – $48,000$29,093$28,971$31,361
$48,001 – $75,000$30,916$32,848$30,284
$75,001 – $110,000$32,745$33,024$33,327
$110,001 and more$32,726$32,510$33,770
  • 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 2021
Total enrollment972
Undergraduate enrollment896
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment101
Graduate enrollment76
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 57%
Female: 43%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 27%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 44%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 19%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 87%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 8%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 57%
Out-of-state: 41%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 2%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2020.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 86%
Part-time: 14%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 87%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 7%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 86%
Enrolled in some distance education: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
Undergraduate application fee (2022-2023): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2021
Number of applicants1,232734498
Percent admitted31%32%29%
Percent admitted who enrolled70%70%69%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2021 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing390550
SAT Math470540
ACT Composite1621
ACT English1521
ACT Math1620
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: 54%
Part-time students: 13%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2020 and Returned in Fall 2021
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate
  • This institution was not in operation in 2015—2016, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that were not open or did not admit entering undergraduates were not required to report Outcome Measures information.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General6-
Category total6-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General4033
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General11
Organizational Leadership6-
Category total5035
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric12-
Category total12-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Science/Studies-1
Category total-1
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs1-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-0
Elementary Education and Teaching5-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1-
History Teacher Education1-
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other0-
Category total101
Engineering, General5-
Category total5-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General2-
Category total2-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0-
Category total0-
History, General2-
Category total2-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General0-
Category total0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology12-
Sports Studies11-
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other0-
Category total23-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies0-
Category total0-
Counseling Psychology-1
Psychology, General12-
Category total121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General2-
Category total2-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other0-
Category total0-
Grand total12438
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2020-2021
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 29
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
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: $21,475
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NAIA Division I
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Beach Volleyball20
Track and Field, Indoor1010
Track and Field, Outdoor1010
Track and Field, X-Country55
Water Polo1111
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited (08/23/2016 - 07/01/2017)
  • No campus security data reported for this institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201920182017
Default rate1.9%6.3%8.1%
Number in default227396
Number in repayment1,1251,1501,172
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)