Otterbein Recognized for Excellence in Academics, Civic Engagement

by | Dec 18, 2020 | Around the ‘Bein.

Otterbein University has been collecting honors this fall, as it is recognized in national publications for its programs and values, including Washington Monthly, U.S. News & World Report, and Colleges of Distinction.

Otterbein was named by Washington Monthly as one of America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting 2020 for its high student voter registration and student voting rates, as well as its ongoing efforts. To make the list, schools must have submitted an ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge action plan in 2018 and 2020. Otterbein has received a gold seal from the Challenge for achieving a student voting rate between 40% and 49% in the 2018 Midterm Election.

In the U.S. News & World Report annual guide to “America’s Best Colleges,” Otterbein is ranked in the top 15% among 156 peers in the Regional Universities–Midwest category and 10th in its category for Best Undergraduate Teaching. Additionally, Otterbein was recognized as a Best College for Veterans, Best Value School and A+ School for B Students. See the complete guide at

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.

Additionally, the Otterbein University-OhioHealth Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia program was named the top nurse anesthesia program in Ohio by, and the Promise House was named the Volunteer Corporate/Organization of the Year for 2019 by the City of Westerville.

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