Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Otterbein students interested in obtaining an officer’s commission in either the United States Army or Air Force may enroll in Reserve Officer Training corps (ROTC) classes through cooperative agreements with nearby Capital University and Ohio State University.

Army ROTC focuses on leadership development, problem solving, strategic planning, and professional ethics. Army ROTC offers full tuition scholarships to students coming out of high school as well as during your time at college. Minimum qualifications include a 2.5 GPA, 19 ACT or 940 SAT, and meeting program requirements.

The Army ROTC scholarship provides:

  • Full tuition and fees
  • $1200 per year for books
  • $420 per month for living expenses
  • Otterbein will give a standard room and board stipend to full tuition scholarship recipients who choose to live in University housing on the Otterbein campus

For Questions, please contact LTC Jason Jajack at

Air Force classes are held at Ohio State University. For more information, please contact

To explore enrolling in ROTC, make an appointment to see a recruiting officer at one of the following locations.

Air Force ROTC Detachment 645
The Ohio State University
Converse Hall, 2121 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Department of Military Science and Leadership
Capital University Army ROTC
1 College Avenue
Bexley, Ohio 43209