In the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” Otterbein jumped from 12th place to 9th, placing it in the top 6% among 166 peers in the Regional Universities–Midwest category. In 2021, Otterbein was 21st overall in its category.
Additionally, Otterbein was recognized on the following lists:
MOST INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS
Otterbein debuted at 9th in its category.
BEST UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING
Otterbein jumped from 18th place to 7th, top 5% in its category.
BEST VALUE SCHOOL
Otterbein ranked 37th in its category.
TOP PERFORMERS ON SOCIAL MOBILITY
Otterbein jumped from 121st to 67th in its category.
Otterbein has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. Otterbein received program-specific recognition in Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing, and Career Development. Otterbein was also recognized for Equity and Inclusion.
Colleges of Distinction’s selection process consists of a review of each institution’s first-year experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, alumni success, strategic plan, student satisfaction, and more. Schools are accepted on the basis that they adhere to the four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.