Ottawa University

country rank  1066
world rank  3563

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University Overview

Established in 1865, Ottawa University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Ottawa (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Kansas. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Phoenix, Overland Park, Jeffersonville, Brookfield. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Ottawa University (OU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. Ottawa University (OU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 153 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution.

University Identity

Acronym OU
Founded 1865
Motto Veritas Vos Liberabit
The Truth Shall Set You Free (John 8:32)
Colours Gold and black

University Location

Address 1001 South Cedar
Ottawa (population range: 10,000-49,999)
66067-3399 Kansas
United States
T +1 (785) 242 5200
F +1 (785) 229 1008
Other locations Phoenix, Overland Park, Jeffersonville, Brookfield

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 1001 South Cedar Street, #17
Ottawa 66067-3399
+1 (785) 242 5200
800 775 5200

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 500-999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Baptist Christian-Baptist Alabama Baptist Convention -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Ottawa University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019