Otterbein University Consumer Information
The links below are provided to assist prospective and current students and employees, and to meet disclosure and reporting requirements of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), and related federal regulations. Paper copies of Otterbein documents references in such web links will be made available upon request, including Otterbein financial aid and other policies, disclosures and notifications. For additional information, or to request a paper copy of a given policy, disclosure or notification, please contact the Executive Assistant to the President at (614)-823-1232.
- Mission Statement
- Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs
- Contact Information
- Campus Directory
- Diversity & Inclusion Statement (PDF)
Otterbein University is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunity regardless of sex, marital or parental status, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity receiving federal assistance by the way of grant, contract or loan. Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is similar in its prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, color or national origin. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. Additional information can be requested from the Director of Human Resources.
- Consumer Information on College Navigator
- Responsible Use of Information Technology Resources (PDF)
- Voter Registration
- Constitution Day Information 2019 (PDF)
Admission & Financial Aid
- Transfer of Credit Policy & Articulation Agreements
- Student Diversity on College Navigator
- Retention, Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates on College Navigator
Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid – No Such Aid Awarded
Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid – No Such Aid Awarded
- Completion Rates
- Cost of Attendance
- Net Price Calculator
- Financial Literacy
Financial literacy is an essential life skill for the 21st century. This is especially important for college students with today’s economy. Otterbein has partnered with NorthStar Education Services to help students better understand their finances through our GradReady Program. Students can log in and gain valuable information to help their financial decisions be informed ones.
- Student Financial Assistance
- Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations (PDF)
- Student Loan Information
- Title IX Policy
- Withdrawal Policies & Refund Schedules
- Student Veterans
Otterbein will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient borrow additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Academic Programs & Outcomes
- Current Degree Programs (University Catalog)
- Curriculum and Assessment (Learning Outcomes)
- Services for Students with Disabilities
Otterbein University adheres to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to provide requested services for disabled students as specified by the requirements contained in the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) policy guidelines
- Study Abroad Program
- Textbook Information
Choose the class you are interested in and you will be provided with a link to check the price of books
- The Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) notice of rights and Student Right-to-Know
FERPA grants students certain rights in connection with educational records maintained at Otterbein University.
In accordance with the Student Right-To-Know Act, section 668.44; of the Title IV Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended, the Otterbein University annually publishes graduation, persistence and transfer rates. Copies of the current statistics are available through the Office of Academic Affairs.
- Career and Job Placement Services
- Career and Job Placement Outcomes Reports
Includes placement of, and type of employment obtained by, graduates of degree/certificate programs and types of graduate and professional education in which graduates of four-year degree programs enroll.
- Professional Exam Pass Rates (PDF)
Campus Life, Health & Safety
- Student Life, Activities and Organizations
- Campus Life Handbook (PDF)
- Student Wellness Planning (Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention)
- Campus Police
- Clery Act Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report (PDF)
Otterbein University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community, students, prospective students, employees and prospective employees in providing for their own safety and security. The most recent Annual Security and Fire Safety compliance document is always available on the Otterbein website. You can also pick up a hard copy of the report at the Otterbein Police Department offices.The report contains information regarding campus safety and security and include topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, university police enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. It also contains information about crime statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings, or property owned or controlled by Otterbein as well as on public property within, or immediately adjacent to, and accessible, from the campus.
This information is required by law and provided by the Otterbein Police Department.
- Equity in Athletics Disclosures
Information regarding the University’s commitment to provide equitable opportunities available for men and women students may be requested from the Department of Athletics. Otterbein is a member of Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) and, as such, follows their policies and principles. A student-athlete may receive financial aid through Otterbein’s established and continuing program to aid students. The University does not consider athletic ability as a criterion in the formulation of the financial aid package.