WE ARE   committed to your success.

There are plenty of notable accomplishments and national recognition that make Otterbein proud. However, what we value most – without a doubt – is the success of our students. What you learn and how you learn at Otterbein is different, and it will prepare you for the opportunities that are waiting for you after graduation.

Academic Outcomes

CAREER PREPARATION

%

of students were either
EMPLOYED OR IN
GRADUATE SCHOOL
within six months of graduation.

(Class of 2019.)

There is a great
demand for
Otterbein talent.

RYAN BRECHBILL

DIRECTOR
Center for Career & Professional Development

“Employers tell us regularly that Otterbein students possess creative problem-solving skills, a great work ethic, tremendous teamwork
skills and leadership abilities.

Nursing Pass Rates Exceed National Averages

%

Otterbein first-time pass rate of BSN for RN licensure.

Compared to
89.42% National pass rate for RN licensure.

A SMARTER WAY TO LEARN

“This quiet, peaceful village has been not-so-secretly hard at work teaching us how to listen intently, to ask the questions that need to be asked, to think critically and carefully, and to respectfully interact with all kinds of ideas, regardless of whether we agree with them.”

Emily

EXERCISE SCIENCE AND HEALTH PROMOTION
’19 • Pittsburgh, PA

Employed as a Program Director for
Girls on the Run – Virginia Beach, VA

This quiet, peaceful village
has been not-so-secretly hard at work teaching us how to listen intently, to ask the questions that need to be asked, to think critically and carefully, and to respectfully interact with all kinds of ideas, regardless of whether
we agree with them.

Emily

EXERCISE SCIENCE AND HEALTH PROMOTION
’19 • Pittsburgh, PA

Employed as a Program Director for
Girls on the Run – Virginia Beach , VA

The strength of student-faculty interactions, both in and out of class, is one of the factors that earned Otterbein the highest marks from our first-year and senior students in a national survey.*

*National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Spring 2020 Results.

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

Otterbein students work together, rather than competing for the highest grade.

DISCUSSIONS WITH DIVERSE OTHERS

Diversity and inclusion are more than just words here. Students engage with students from different races, economic backgrounds, religions and political beliefs.

STUDENT-FACULTY INTERACTIONS

Otterbein faculty know more than their students’ names, they know their dreams, strengths and areas of growth.

SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT

It’s not just faculty that care about student success. Students are supported in and out of the classroom at Otterbein.

Mentoring students is something that is really signature to Otterbein. Faculty and staff members choose to be here because they know they’ll get to mentor and teach students at an individual level.

We pride ourselves on giving indivual support – really helping students step by step.

The education we’re giving students is unique. And I really think it will prepare students to do well in their futures beyond Otterbein.
At the end of the day, we’re all about student success.

KATE LEHMAN

Assistant Dean
Center for Student Success

“To the coaches, staff and professors here, you’re more than a number — you’re a student they care about.”

Blake

SPORT MANAGEMENT MAJOR
’21 • Youngstown, OH

Army ROTC, Plays wide receiver for Otterbein football team.

MORE PROUD FACTS

By blending the liberal arts and professional studies, Otterbein’s curriculum gives students a skill set nearly identical to the hiring priorities of the nation’s employers.

Otterbein outcomes – such as critical thinking, the ability to communicate clearly and solve complex problems – are more important to 93% of employers than a student’s specific field of study.*

*It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success, conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges and Universities by Hart Associates.

TOP 10

Best Undergraduate Teaching

TOP 14

Best College for Veterans

TOP 15%

of 156 Regional Universities

ACCORDING TO U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

“I’m graduating with a Systems Engineering degree as a first generation student. Otterbein has opened up opportunites that I don’t think I’d be able to get at other schools. I’ve had experiences that have changed my life. Overall it’s made me a better person.”

Erick

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
’19 • Galloway, OH

Erick

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
’19 • Galloway, OH

My motivation – what I think I can do has changed. I’m graduating with a System Engineering degree as a first generation student. I’ve only had this opportunity because of Otterbein. Coming through this program and coming to this school has allowed me that road.

Otterbein has opened up opportunities that I don’t think I’d be able to get at other schools. I’ve had experiences that have changed my life. Overall it’s made me a better person.

After graduation I’ve been blessed with having a full-time engineering position with Honda.

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED – Otterbein is one of the 2020-2021 National Colleges of Distinction, with specific acknowledgment for programs denoted below.