Otterbein University

Westerville, OH 43081

Otterbein University is a private, not for profit institution, located in Westerville, Ohio. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 3,222 and 2,348 students were accepted.

Otterbein University's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $31,424 and fees $450. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $31,424 and $450 respectively.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  4. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 57
Nursing Administration Bachelor's degree 0
Nursing Administration Master's degree 0
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 16
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 38
Nursing Science Master's degree 0
Clinical Nurse Leader Master's degree 2
Nurse Anesthetist Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 6
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 3
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 9

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Otterbein University

Capital University
11.77 miles away
Franklin University
11.89 miles away
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
12.46 miles away
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
29.77 miles away
Ohio Christian University
35.56 miles away
Urbana University
43.53 miles away
Wittenberg University
48.19 miles away
Cedarville University
53.11 miles away
Ashland University
60.2 miles away
Muskingum University
63.98 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/1999 - 11/01/2012
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1983 - 11/01/2012
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/25/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
05/21/2010 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading510 to 620
SAT: Math500 to 600
SAT: Writing470 to 590
ACT Composite21 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$17,238
30k to 48k$19,803
48k to 75k$23,837
75k to 110k$24,814
Over 110k$26,406
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $564.00 $564.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $591.00 $591.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Otterbein University
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081

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