Established in 1865 in Ottawa, Kansas, Ottawa University empowers students to live richer lives – lives of personal growth, balance and enjoyment – with the ability to impact the lives of others.
With a rich history in faith-based higher education, Ottawa began with the work of Baptist missionaries improving the lives of the Ottawa Indian tribe through food, clothing, healthcare, education and spiritual counseling. Today, we continue to foster a community that integrates faith and learning to provide you with renewed Christian values, exemplary service, leadership and personal growth.
Ottawa University is a private, nonprofit, regionally accredited institution. Our main campus is located in Ottawa, Kansas, but we also offer campuses in Arizona, Indiana and Wisconsin. If you'd rather study from home, we can help you earn your Bachelor's or Master's degree completely online. At Ottawa University, you can:
Prepare for flexibility.
Ottawa University offers online courses to fit around the busy schedule of adult students just like you. Classes are offered in 8-week sessions – with no required outside study groups.
Prepare for the next step.
At Ottawa University, we recognize the educational value of what you have already accomplished. You can earn college credit toward your degree through:
- Prior college credit
- Military service
- Credit by examination (CLEP, DANTES)
- Work/Life experience
- National registry/certification
Prepare for support.
Our 24/7 help desk and student portal allow for real-time access to student services. Additionally, our campus staff is committed to providing personal assistance to help you achieve your goals within the context of your busy adult life.
Prepare for excellence.
Our faculty members are subject experts with real-world experience who facilitate your educational experience. We recognize that adults bring a wealth of experience from their personal and professional lives. At Ottawa University, students and faculty discuss practical application of theory that allows students to apply concepts to their workplace.
Prepare for a life of significance.
Contact Ottawa University today to learn more.