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Degrees for Veterans, ROTC Programs for Students at Otterbein University

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At Otterbein University, we recognizes the enormous contributions and sacrifices that military personnel and their families make to society. Veterans develop leadership, teamwork, discipline and countless other skills as a result of military service.  These are skills that are highly valued in the classroom and the workplace.  Combining these intangible skills with a formal education gives veterans the competitive edge with prospective employers.

As a veteran who's ready to transition from soldier to student, you'll discover that Otterbein's dedicated staff is here to make sure you've found a place to belong and to realize your personal best.  Others back that up.  In U.S. News & World Report's 2017 edition of "America's Best Colleges", Otterbein moved up two places from last year to rank 11th in its category overall, and two places to rank 11th in its category on the "Best Colleges for Veterans."  Otterbein is ranked in the top 10 percent among 171 peers in the Regional Universities - Midwest category and once again earned a spot in the list of "A+ Schools for B Students" list.

Veteran's families make sacrifices too and Otterbein is approved to provide education to eligible veterans, widows and children of veterans and reservists.  Individual eligibility and equivalent educational benefits are determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  To determine eligibility, visit the GI Bill website. Otterbein is a proud participant in the national Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.

GI Yellow Ribbon Program

Otterbein is proud to be a participant in the national Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program to help U.S. military veterans attend college and earn degrees.

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ROTC Programs

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Students interested in obtaining an officer’s commission in the United States Air Force or Army may enroll in Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC) classes.

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