Ottawa University-Ottawa

Ottawa, KS 66067
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Ottawa University-Ottawa is one of the twenty-four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Kansas. The campus is located in Ottawa town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 727 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 202 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 123 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 61%). Every year 46% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

OU's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $27,370, and fees were $1,180. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $27,370 and $1,180 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students727
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
American Baptist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1914 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
06/11/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT900 to 1080
ACT18 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $75

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,140/credit
In State Students$1,140/credit
Out of State Students$1,140/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$635/credit
In State Students$635/credit
Out of State Students$635/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $51,300 $51,300 $51,300
ADN 70 $79,800 $79,800 $79,800
BSN 125 $142,500 $142,500 $142,500
FNP 50 $31,750 $31,750 $31,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 99% of Ottawa University-Ottawa's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 39% $4,495
Other Federal Grant 14% $1,000
State Grant & Scholarships 31% $2,300
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $14,675
Federal Student Loans 92% $7,075
Private Loans 16% $11,210


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$18,561
$30,001 to $48,000$20,974
$48,001 to $75,000$22,945
$75,001 to $110,000$25,940
Over $110,000$25,477

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.
Ottawa University-Ottawa
1001 South Cedar
Ottawa, KS 66067

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