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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
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,736 (1,106 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
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, Fall 2022
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 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty12169
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 year2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
Tuition and fees$31,000$33,000$34,200$35,3003.2%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Food and Housing$14,762$14,858$15,590$15,340-1.6%
Other expenses$3,640$3,640$3,640$3,400-6.6%
Off Campus
Food and Housing$14,762$14,858$15,590$10,000-35.9%
Other expenses$3,640$3,400$3,640$3,400-6.6%
Off Campus with Family
Other expenses$3,640$3,640$3,640$3,400-6.6%
Total Expenses2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
On Campus$50,602$52,698$54,630$55,2401.1%
Off Campus$50,602$52,458$54,630$49,900-8.7%
Off Campus with Family$35,840$37,840$39,040$39,9002.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2023-2024
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, 2022-2023
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid1244100%————
Grant or scholarship aid244100%$4,034,046$16,533
Federal grants9137%$434,017$4,769
Pell grants8836%$409,495$4,653
Other federal grants4820%$24,522$511
State/local government grant or scholarships4016%$89,900$2,248
Institutional grants or scholarships244100%$3,510,129$14,386
Student loan aid21588%$1,162,115$5,405
Federal student loans21488%$935,167$4,370
Other student loans125%$226,948$18,912
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid1817100%$15,437,046$18,895
Pell grants30637%$1,500,490$4,904
Federal student loans63778%$3,889,664$6,106
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
  • Institution did not report non-degree/non-certificate-seeking undergraduate students in 2022-2023.

  • 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$33,162$35,402$35,030
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2020-20212021-20222022-2023
$0 – $30,000$31,693$32,821$30,933
$30,001 – $48,000$31,838$33,433$33,393
$48,001 – $75,000$30,761$33,830$34,695
$75,001 – $110,000$33,804$37,311$36,196
$110,001 and more$34,247$37,040$36,647
  • 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 Food and Housing 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 awarded 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 2022
Total enrollment1,736
Undergraduate enrollment1,106
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment162
Graduate enrollment630
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 80%
Part-time: 20%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 55%
Female: 45%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 34%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 40%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
U.S. Nonresident: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 60%
Out-of-state: 40%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 23%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 42%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 35%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 86%
Part-time: 14%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 32%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 52%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 16%
Undergraduate application fee (2023-2024): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2023
Number of applicants1,359851507
Percent admitted40%40%40%
Percent admitted who enrolled39%36%43%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequired to be consideredNot required, but consideredNot considered
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Work experienceX
Personal statement or essayX
Legacy statusNot applicableX
Admission test scoresRequired to be consideredNot required, but considered (Test Optional)Not considered (Test Blind)
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
English Proficiency TestX
Test Scores: Fall 2023 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*50th Percentile** (median)75th Percentile***
*   25% of students scored at or below
**  50% of students scored above and 50% scored below (i.e., midpoint of the test score distribution)
*** 25% of students scored above
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480500530
SAT Math430470520
ACT Composite151821
ACT English131622
ACT Math161720
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission. If an institution reports less than 5 students for any of the test scores, percentiles are not reported.
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: 47%
Part-time students: 13%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
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 without completing at the current 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, 58 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 23%
(*) 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:
4-year: 17%
5-year: 22%
6-year: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2015 or Fall 2017
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: 26%
Female: 12%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 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:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 27%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%
White: 20%
Two or more races: 18%
U.S. Nonresident: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Institutions that were not open or did not admit entering undergraduates were not required to report Outcome Measures information.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2022-2023
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-14-
Category total-14-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General03924
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-10
Organizational Leadership-5-
Category total04725
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-9-
Category total-9-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Science/Studies--0
Category total--0
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-1-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-2-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--0
Elementary Education and Teaching-3-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-1-
History Teacher Education-2-
Secondary Education and Teaching-0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-1-
Category total-101
Engineering, General-0-
Category total-0-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-0-
Category total-0-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-0-
Category total-0-
History, General-0-
Category total-0-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-0-
Category total-0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology-31-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-9-
Sports Studies-7-
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other-0-
Category total-47-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies-0-
Category total-0-
Counseling Psychology0-4
Psychology, General-19-
Category total0194
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-1-
Category total-1-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other-0-
Category total-0-
Grand total014730
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, 2022-2023
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: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $21,450
  • (*) 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, Indoor1515
Track and Field, Outdoor1515
Track and Field, X-Country1010
Water Polo1510
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 Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%1.9%6.3%
Number in default02273
Number in repayment1,2491,1251,150
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)