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Ottawability. What is it exactly?

Achievability. Promotability. Do-ability. Affordability.  Fast-Track-ability.

That’s Ottawability. 

It’s the online learning capability that provides the do-ability working professionals need for advance-ability.

Ottawability is moving you from classroom to career faster and better prepared for success.

Ottawability is Ottawa U.

Online Fast-Track-ability. Career Do-Ability.

For learning success today that leads to your professional success tomorrow, put the Ottawability of Ottawa University in your life.

FAST-TRACK-ABILITY … moving you from classroom to career faster and better prepared for success. 

Ottawa University conveniently offers courses to our students in 8-week accelerated terms, as opposed to traditional 16-week semesters. This accelerated term schedule allows our students to complete multiple courses in an 8-week term. So you can complete your degree within the shortest time possible and immediately apply what you learn in the classroom to your work.

Say goodbye to the "4-year degree!" Transfer in your credits and take what you need to complete your degree! 

Advanced Pathways for Health Care Professionals

The Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Management Clinical Track caters to professionals with an associate degree in a clinical field or 30 credit hours in professional clinical training. The primary credentials accepted for the degree are listed here. If you hold a post-primary credential, you may be able to apply additional upper division credit.

Those who currently have a registry or license (for example, a radiologist, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, registered nurse, etc.) may transfer in a minimum of 30 hours of clinical/laboratory coursework and then complete the necessary core courses to earn the degree. 

When you learn online at Ottawa University, your campus is wherever you need it to be – at home, your office or a coffee shop! At Ottawa University, online means all the time. And with 24/7 access to your degree program lectures and coursework, you study on your schedule, not ours.

100% Online, 100% On Your Schedule and still 100% Accredited

Ottawa University online degree programs are designed to be do-able, even with your busy schedule, and give you the skills you need to get ahead in your career and your life. That’s why Ottawa University online program courses are 100% online with no outside study groups required … and 100% accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Our online degree programs provide a caring, supportive community to all our students. In fact, our students enjoy their online university education so much that we recently ranked in the Top 100 “Best Online Universities” by the Online Education Database. We have an entire team looking out for you and we all care about your personal and professional goals. So who are we and how do we help you?

Student Services Team

The Ottawa University Student Services Team (SST) is a comprehensive group of professionals who are dedicated to walking with you through each phase of your educational journey. They help you determine the academic plan that’s right for you, give you the roadmap to get there, and ensure you have the tools and resources to cross the finish line – all while guiding you through any obstacles you face along the way. This is YOUR team. It consists of advisors who are specialized to assist you throughout the Ottawa University admissions process, transfer advantage programs, your academic progress, and financial planning.

Committed Faculty

Our instructors are professionals who bring real-world experience to the classroom. Our diverse faculty use multiple approaches to teaching which assure comprehensive and varied responses to students’ learning patterns; they bring sensitivity to different ethnicities and political configurations of the global community; and they demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility which asserts that the University’s education is of the heart and hand, as well as the intellect. OU faculty are also dedicated to making sure you succeed by answering your questions, providing direction, and connecting you with the resources you need to become a person who makes a difference in your profession, your family, and your community.

Sample an Online Class

Ottawa University's online courses are taught via the Blackboard learning management system, which provides an easy to use virtual classroom space, low student to faculty ratios and dynamic discussion and connections with your professor and classmates. Plus, your professor is always accessible when you have a question. Courses typically feature a variety of assignments and discussions. Each course lasts eight weeks and is entirely online – no outside study groups required. You can view our sample syllabi to see the concepts and workload involved in each course.
We invite you to sample a class now as our guest and experience an Ottawa University online course first-hand.

Please feel free to try out all aspects of the virtual classroom. Get a feel for posting on the discussion board or sending the professor an email message. The course is not "live," so there’s no pressure! This is your time to get comfortable with online courses. However, our professor is on duty and will respond to your email message within 24 hours.

Founded in 1865, Ottawa University has earned its highly prestigious reputation. Throughout its 150+ years, the University has endeavored to educate its students for lifetimes of enlightened faith, exemplary service, inspired leadership, and personal significance. This tradition began with the Ottawa Native American tribe and now more than 22,000 OU graduates have made and continue to make valuable contributions in their communities, corporations, and churches. Throughout its history, Ottawa University has successfully adapted with the times to stay relevant and to continually provide innovative, accredited degree programs to meet the needs of our students.

OU has been a continually accredited university by the Higher Learning Commission since 1914. What is HLC accreditation? Colleges and universities in the United States voluntarily seek accreditation to ensure they meet or exceed defined quality standards. There are two types of accreditation: institutional and specialized. Institutional accreditation is granted by one of six regional accrediting bodies which use peer reviewers to evaluate the entire institution. It is necessary in order for students at an institution to be eligible for federal financial aid. Specific programs within an institution may be accredited by specialized accrediting bodies that evaluate programs against discipline standards.

For example:

The baccalaureate and master's degree Nursing program at Ottawa University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Ottawa University accreditation of selected business programs.

The National Association of Teacher Education (NCATE) has awarded Ottawa University accreditation of its Teacher Education program.

The National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC) has awarded Ottawa University accreditation of its Addiction Counseling programs.

Ottawa University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

Our goal at Ottawa University is to honor our mission and vision by serving students in ways that help them to achieve personal and career outcomes. We endeavor to offer our services and programs at pricing levels seen as an extraordinary value in the competitive marketplace of higher education.

We have many different ways in which students are able to save significantly on our standard tuition rates. For example: 

The Transfer Advantage Program
Ottawa University is proud to partner with many local community and technical colleges in the states of Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas and Wisconsin. Through OU’s Transfer Advantage program, associate degree graduates from partner institutions are eligible for a special tuition rate to earn Ottawa bachelor’s degree. Transfer students can save up to 30% on tuition.

Visit the "Scholarships & Awards" section of our website for additional information.

While some schools have multiple fees, sometimes billed per credit hour or per class, the Technology Fee is the only fee we bill all enrolled students each term. This flat, per-term fee supplements our costs for the technological infrastructure we use for educational delivery and student experience university-wide.

Do you have college credits that you worked hard to earn and hope to transfer? At Ottawa University, we make it easy for you to transfer credits. We recognize and value the time and investment required to complete those credits. In fact, the majority of our online students have transferred from another school. That's why we accept up to 80 hours of transfer credits towards your bachelor’s degree. At Ottawa University, transfer credits completed successfully (passing grade of C or higher) at regionally accredited institutions of higher education are accepted.

Our enrollment advisors will perform a transfer credit evaluation for you free of charge to help you determine how your transfer credits will be applied to your degree program of choice. Transfer credits can be applied to fulfill our breadth area requirements (i.e. general education classes such as math, english composition, psychology, sociology, public speaking, etc.), toward major requirements, or as elective credit. 

Ottawa University will require and evaluate all official transcripts and award credit towards the bachelor's degree in accordance with credit transfer guidelines. 

You can request information or call us at 855-774-7714 today to connect with an enrollment advisor for your FREE transfer credit evaluation. 

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