Otterbein University

Westerville, OH

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,180
Graduate Enrollment: 352
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: United Methodist

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 82.9%

Male/Female: 41% / 59% (2017)

First generation college students: 26.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 1.3% (2008)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,134
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1028 - 1233

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 19 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 76.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 58.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 44.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 31.0% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 74.1%
Black: 8.9%
Hispanic: 6.7%
Asian: 3.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 5.2%
Non-resident alien: 0.0%
Unknown race: 1.6%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $45,208
In-State tuition: $33,674
Out-of-State tuition: $33,674

Estimated books and supplies: $1,390 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,692 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,958 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,792 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,958 (2022)

Average Family Income: $88,271 (2017)
Median Family Income: $75,003 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 24.0%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 72.3%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $26,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $276 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $16,212
$30k-48k $19,293
$48k-75k $20,720
$75k-110k $21,960
$110k+ $25,121

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 61%
6-year graduation rate: 69%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $26,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $12,375 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $21,125 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $21,987 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 77.8% (2015)
@3 year 82.0% (2017)
@5 year 82.9% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 52.2% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 59.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $37,509 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $48,233 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services. 4
Bachelor's Degree Sustainability Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 29 $25,000 $265 $30,546 ($2,546) $50,571 ($4,214)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 2
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 5
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 25 $25,210 $265 $25,414 ($2,118) $38,492 ($3,208)
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 5
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 8
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 10
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 17 $26,822 $284 $19,625 ($1,635) $35,396 ($2,950)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 12 $35,529 ($2,961)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 7 $37,081 ($3,090)
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 35 $27,000 $286 $65,592 ($5,466)
Master's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 12 $43,041 ($3,587)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 7
Bachelor's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 9
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 49 $27,000 $286 $64,360 ($5,363) $65,564 ($5,464)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 63 $692 $109,194 ($9,100) $128,637 ($10,720)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 2
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 18 $26,247 $276 $41,632 ($3,469) $60,614 ($5,051)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 29 $76,626 ($6,386) $66,237 ($5,520)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 12 $72,913 ($6,076)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Corporate Communications. 2
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 17 $25,600 $271
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 3
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 10
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 6
Bachelor's Degree Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree History. 11
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 8
Bachelor's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 33 $25,850 $274 $22,636 ($1,886)
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 14 $18,500 $196 $28,439 ($2,370) $37,373 ($3,114)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 30 $23,800 $217 $35,574 ($2,965) $54,544 ($4,545)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 5
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 9
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 8
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 32 $26,000 $223 $35,144 ($2,929) $40,365 ($3,364)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 10
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 8 $41,541 ($3,462)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 7
Bachelor's Degree Systems Engineering. 20 $27,000 $270
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 11
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature/Letters, Other. 9
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 34 $26,000 $276 $22,372 ($1,864) $41,140 ($3,428)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 16 $23,926 $228
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 9


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $73,683
Full time faculty: 43%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 12.0

School's endowment start of year: $99,106,831 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $122,803,410 (2022)