Ottawa University Ranked in 2014 U.S. News Best Colleges Report

Posted by Paula Paine on September 30, 2014 in "Your OU" Ottawa University has been ranked in the 2015 U.S. News Best Colleges.  Out of approximately 1,800 schools, U.S. News ranked colleges and universities into several categories, with Ottawa University receiving a ranking of 59 in the Midwest region, tying with Notre Dame College of Ohio.

The 2015 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, published online on September 9, 2014, is based on up to 16 key measures of quality. U.S. News uses these measures to capture the various dimensions of academic quality at each college.
The measures fall into seven broad categories: undergraduate academic reputation; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; alumni giving; and graduation rate performance.
The indicators include both input measures, which reflect the quality of students, faculty and other resources used in education, as well as outcome measures, which capture the results of the education a student receives. Scores for each measure are weighted to arrive at a final overall score.
University Provost Dr. Terry Haines said of the ranking, “We are extremely proud that U.S. News has nationally recognized Ottawa University for the quality education and student outcomes that have been known by our alumni and constituents for decades. As we gain more visibility, become increasingly data-driven, and continue to achieve our Vision 2020 goals, it is my belief that Ottawa University will continually rise in national recognition.”
To view Ottawa University’s U.S. News listing, and to learn more about the report’s criteria and methodology, visit