Private 4 Year

OU Demographics & Diversity

Ottawa, Kansas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at OU are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 39% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Ottawa University Ottawa students
Race Percent of Students
White 61%
Black 13%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 5%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 14%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 72% more male students than female students enrolled at Ottawa University Ottawa with a gender ratio of 63% men to 37% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, OU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Ottawa University Ottawa students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 63%
Women 37%
Enrollment by gender for Ottawa University Ottawa students
Gender Number of Students
Men 602
Women 351

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

OU serves a high number of out-of-state students with 71% of the student body residing outside of Kansas or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Ottawa University Ottawa students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 29%
Out of State 69%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$65,346 per year

37% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 3.8%
Part time Undergrads 2.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155627 IPEDS survey data for Ottawa University Ottawa.