Our people and programs are making news every day.


At Otterbein, our president is focused on college affordability. Our professors are leading the way in curriculum development. Our Center for Community Engagement is winning awards for its dedication to serving others. These are only a few of the people and programs you’ll read about in our Newsroom.

Media inquiries can be directed to:

Jenny Hill 
Director of Communications
(614) 823-1284
(614) 370-3221 (cell)

Media Resources

Otterbein Fast Facts:

Location: Westerville, Ohio
Founded: 1847
Control: Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities
Size & Setting: Four-year, small, highly residential
Enrollment: 3,000
President: John Comerford, Ph.D.
Colors: Tan and Cardinal
Mascot: Cardinal

News Stories:

Spoke publishes article on ‘Up to Us’ campaign at Otterbien University

News - November 8, 2018
"Up to Us Year 7 Launches with Thousands of Students on 400 Campuses Nationwide" Published in Spoke website on Nov. 8, 2018

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BusinessWire talks about “Up to Us” campaign at Otterbein University

News - November 8, 2018
"Up to Us Year 7 Launches with Thousands of Students on 400 Campuses Nationwide" Published in BusinessWire website on Nov. 8, 2018

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CBC visits Otterbein University to talk electoral politics

News - November 5, 2018
"How deep is the political divide over Trump? Check out Ohio's midterm 'toss up' district" Published in CBC website on Nov. 5, 2018

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CityScene Columbus promotes Otterbein University music events

News - November 1, 2018
"A weekend chock full of Otterbein events Nov. 2-4" Published in CityScene Columbus website on Nov. 1, 2018

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Otterbein “Opportunity Scholarship” makes a 21st-century education possible

News - October 30, 2018
Otterbein University, since its founding in 1847, has been committed to being a “college of opportunity.” Otterbein University reaffirms its commitment to making the transformative power of higher education available to all students by launching a new full-need Opportunity Scholarship program which will cover the direct cost of tuition, after all federal and state aid, including the federal Stafford loan, has been applied, up to the student’s full-financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).…

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Bethesda Magazine talks about Otterbein alum, Jocelyn Pierce, and the Mongol Derby

News - October 29, 2018
"The Ride of Her Life" Published in Bethesda Magazine website on Oct. 29, 2018

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