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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:  2,928 (2,475 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 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
8%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
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 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty174153
Instructional174153
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-1
Instructional-1
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$31,624$31,624$31,874$31,8740.0%
Books and supplies$1,272$1,285$1,262$1,2741.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,460$9,652$10,108$10,5284.2%
Other$2,620$2,636$2,699$2,7140.6%
Off Campus
Room and board$6,358$6,414$6,378$6,328-0.8%
Other$5,204$5,248$5,432$5,6123.3%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,124$4,162$3,770$3,8101.1%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$44,976$45,197$45,943$46,3901.0%
Off Campus$44,458$44,571$44,946$45,0880.3%
Off Campus with Family$37,020$37,071$36,906$36,9580.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$591
Fees$350
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid1645100%————
Grant or scholarship aid645100%$12,971,084$20,110
Federal grants20131%$918,896$4,572
Pell grants20131%$857,069$4,264
Other federal grants8113%$61,827$763
State/local government grant or scholarships14022%$378,256$2,702
Institutional grants or scholarships645100%$11,673,932$18,099
Student loan aid60093%$4,635,723$7,726
Federal student loans59993%$3,651,534$6,096
Other student loans7812%$984,189$12,618
  • 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 aid12,17788%$40,283,652$18,504
Pell grants60424%$2,544,444$4,213
Federal student loans1,85875%$12,940,754$6,965
  • 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$24,538$23,945$24,402
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$18,282$17,238$18,467
$30,001 – $48,000$21,003$19,803$20,662
$48,001 – $75,000$23,886$23,837$23,684
$75,001 – $110,000$24,903$24,814$25,860
$110,001 and more$26,248$26,406$26,700
  • 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 2016
Total enrollment2,928
Undergraduate enrollment2,475
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment103
Graduate enrollment453
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 89%
Out-of-state: 8%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 7%
Part-time: 93%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 91%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,1191,1351,984
Percent admitted76%74%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%26%25%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
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 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT12120%
ACT56493%
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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing520655
SAT Math520650
ACT Composite2127
ACT English2127
ACT Math2126
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: 83%
Part-time students: 40%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
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 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 64%
(*) 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 2009]
4-year: 49%
6-year: 61%
8-year: 61%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 53%
6-year: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
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: 57%
Female: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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: 43%
Asian: 75%
Black or African American: 43%
Hispanic/Latino: 57%
White: 67%
Two or more races: 60%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 52%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 59%
Received award in 8 years: 59%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 2%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 1%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 45%
Received award in 8 years: 45%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 6%
PART-TIME NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 48%
Received award in 8 years: 48%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 8%
  • Institution did not enroll part-time, first-time entering undergraduates.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
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.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Equestrian/Equine Studies1---
Category total1---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies1---
Category total1---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry17---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General9---
Molecular Biology0---
Category total26---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting8---
Accounting and Business/Management1---
Actuarial Science12---
Business Administration and Management, General2621--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other8---
Business/Corporate Communications1---
Finance, General13---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General1---
International Business/Trade/Commerce4---
Management Information Systems, General0---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General7---
Organizational Leadership3---
Category total8421--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism0---
Health Communication9---
Journalism0---
Mass Communication/Media Studies8---
Organizational Communication, General0---
Public Relations/Image Management22---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric8---
Category total47---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General8---
Category total8---
Education
Art Teacher Education1---
Curriculum and Instruction-10--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching19---
Education, General6---
Health Teacher Education6---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching67--
Mathematics Teacher Education-4--
Music Teacher Education10---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching2---
Reading Teacher Education-5--
Spanish Language Teacher Education0---
Special Education and Teaching, General-14--
Category total5040--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing9---
English Language and Literature, General1---
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other8---
Category total18---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature2---
Category total2---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-0--
Athletic Training/Trainer170--
Clinical Nurse Leader-8--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-4400
Health and Wellness, General-3--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General37---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-4--
Nurse Anesthetist-18-0
Nursing Administration00--
Nursing Education---2
Nursing Practice--7d-
Nursing Science-0--
Pre-Veterinary Studies10---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse50---
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant5---
Category total119777d2
History
History, General6---
Category total6---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other2---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0---
Category total2---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General4---
Category total4---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies0---
Sustainability Studies6---
Category total6---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science9---
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management12---
Category total21---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other10---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management21---
Category total31---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy6---
Religion/Religious Studies1---
Category total7---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1---
Physical Sciences0---
Physics, General5---
Category total6---
Psychology
Psychology, General25---
Category total25---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration1---
Category total1---
Social Sciences
Criminology2---
Economics, General20--
International Relations and Affairs4---
Political Science and Government, General7---
Sociology10---
Category total250--
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting5---
Design and Applied Arts, Other7---
Fine/Studio Arts, General14---
Music Performance, General3---
Music, General8---
Music, Other2---
Musical Theatre8---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology6---
Category total53---
Grand total54313872
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
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 52
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 15
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1
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: $18,049
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,542
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
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
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined96104
Baseball40
Basketball2418
Football110
Golf96
Lacrosse4420
Soccer4231
Softball22
Tennis98
Volleyball18
Wrestling29
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
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(!)9/24/2012 -  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 - 6/28/2016Accredited
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 - 2/27/2018Accredited
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 - 3/6/2018Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations8310
Liquor law violations331
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations539
Liquor law violations111
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape101
Fondling014
Incest000
Statutory rape100
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary81310
Motor vehicle theft010
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape100
Fondling013
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary136
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.
  • 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 Year201420132012
Default rate4.8%5.4%4.4%
Number in default404436
Number in repayment820804812
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)