Ottawa University-Ottawa

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,980
2.01% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,718
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.19%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
14.5%
1,974 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
731
89.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
44.6%
70 Graduates

About

Ottawa University-Ottawa is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ottawa University-Ottawa were Kinesiology & Exercise Science (22 degrees awarded), General Psychology (12 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (10 degrees).

In 2019, 132 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ottawa University-Ottawa. 47% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (79 degrees), 4.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ottawa University-Ottawa is $28,980, which is $1,700 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ottawa University-Ottawa is $28,980, which is $1,700 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,718.

In 2019, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 89% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,980
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Ottawa University-Ottawa was $28,980. The cost of tuition at Ottawa University-Ottawa is $1,700 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$24,718
2019 Value
3.38%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Ottawa University-Ottawa had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,718. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Ottawa University-Ottawa grew by 3.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,320
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ottawa University-Ottawa was of $10,320 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 8.52% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
89%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Ottawa University-Ottawa received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
8.19%
2017 Default Rate
96
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Ottawa University-Ottawa was 8.19%, which represents 96 out of the 1172 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Ottawa University-Ottawa received 1,974 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 453% annual growth. Out of those 1,974 applicants, 287 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 14.5% acceptance rate.

There were 731 students enrolled at Ottawa University-Ottawa in 2019, and 26% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ottawa University-Ottawa has an overall enrollment yield of 65.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

14.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
287
Accepted Out of 1,974

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ottawa University-Ottawa was 14.5% (287 admissions from 1,974 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 78.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 453%, while admissions grew by 2.87%.

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SAT Scores

26%
Submission Percentage
50
Scores Submitted

26% of enrolled first-time students at Ottawa University-Ottawa in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ottawa University-Ottawa has a total enrollment of 731 students. The full-time enrollment at Ottawa University-Ottawa is 657 students and the part-time enrollment is 74. This means that 89.9% of students enrolled at Ottawa University-Ottawa are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ottawa University-Ottawa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.1% White, 13.1% Black or African American, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 1.78% Two or More Races, 1.64% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.958% Asian, and 0.41% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ottawa University-Ottawa in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.3%), followed by White Female (22.9%) and Black or African American Male (9.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (16.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ottawa University-Ottawa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 731 students. The full-time enrollment at Ottawa University-Ottawa is 657 and the part-time enrollment is 74. This means that 89.9% of students enrolled at Ottawa University-Ottawa are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Ottawa University-Ottawa was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Ottawa University-Ottawa had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    432
  2. Black or African American
    96
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    87

The enrolled student population at Ottawa University-Ottawa is 59.1% White, 13.1% Black or African American, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 1.78% Two or More Races, 1.64% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.958% Asian, and 0.41% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 8 fewer women than men received degrees from Ottawa University-Ottawa. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ottawa University-Ottawa is white (79 degrees awarded). There were 4.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ottawa University-Ottawa is Kinesiology & Exercise Science (22 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (12 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (10 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ottawa University-Ottawa, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), History (3 degrees), and Psychology (12 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ottawa University-Ottawa are Accountants & auditors (1,017,813 people), Other managers (882,609 people), Financial managers (524,430 people), Physicians (458,115 people), and Chief executives & legislators (433,339 people).

The most specialized majors at Ottawa University-Ottawa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), History (3 degrees), Psychology (12 degrees), Biology (10 degrees), and Business (45 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ottawa University-Ottawa are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Ottawa University-Ottawa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), History (3 degrees), Psychology (12 degrees), Biology (10 degrees), and Business (45 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ottawa University-Ottawa are Elementary & secondary schools (1,069,097 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (883,842 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (801,269 people), Computer Systems Design (578,655 people), and Banking & related activities (523,557 people).

The most specialized majors at Ottawa University-Ottawa are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees awarded), History (3 degrees), Psychology (12 degrees), Biology (10 degrees), and Business (45 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Ottawa University-Ottawa.
Most Common
  1. 22 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ottawa University-Ottawa was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 22 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

70
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
62
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 70 degrees were awarded to men at Ottawa University-Ottawa, which is 1.13 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (62).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Ottawa University-Ottawa in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.23 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 13 degrees were awarded to women at Ottawa University-Ottawa in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.813 times less than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 32% of students graduating from Ottawa University-Ottawa completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ottawa University-Ottawa is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 14.3% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    79 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ottawa University-Ottawa is white (79 degrees awarded). There were 4.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (18 degrees).

7.58% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    41 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    38 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ottawa University-Ottawa is white male (41 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (38 degrees).

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Operations

Ottawa University-Ottawa has an endowment valued at nearly $16.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $600k (3.55%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Ottawa University-Ottawa had a total salary expenditure of $55.9M. Ottawa University-Ottawa employs 13 Associate professors, 6 Professors, and 6 Assistant professors. Most academics at Ottawa University-Ottawa are Male Associate professors (7), Female Associate professors(6), and Male Assistant professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ottawa University-Ottawa are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 35 employees, Management, with 25 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.9M
2019 Endowment
4.68%
growth from 2018

Ottawa University-Ottawa has an endowment valued at about $16.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Ottawa University-Ottawa grew 4.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Ottawa University-Ottawa received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.1M
2019 Salaries
8.65%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Ottawa University-Ottawa paid a median of $21.1M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($55.9M) and a 8.65% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 22.1% growth from 2017 and a 4.27% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.63M
Instructional Salaries
26
Number of Employees

In 2019, Ottawa University-Ottawa paid a total of $1.63M to 26 employees working as instructors, which represents 7.74% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
13 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
35 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ottawa University-Ottawa were Associate professor with 13 employees; Professor with 6 employees; and Professor with 6 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ottawa University-Ottawa were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees; Management with 25 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ottawa University-Ottawa was Male Associate professor with 7 employees, Female Associate professor with 6 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Ottawa University-Ottawa.

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