2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$32,741

Net Price

31%

Admitted

70%

Enrolled

%

Graduation Rate

12/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Ottawa University-Surprise

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 972. In 2021, there were 21 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #7 in Arizona and ranks #1292 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

21

Total Enrollment

972

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Ottawa University-Surprise

Let’s be honest. There is no broad-based ranking system that is gong to find the exact right psychology program for you. Use our rankings and more importantly, the underlying data to help uncover a list of psychology programs that might be right for you. Once you narrow down a list of school to consider, the real work begins. In our view, it is best to visit the campus, talk to current students and alumni, interview professors and get a good sense of the school, its administration and philosophy to find the right psychology program for you.

#7

Arizona Rank

Combining ranking factors for 11 schools that offer psychology degrees in Arizona, Ottawa University-Surprise ranks #7.

#1292

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Ottawa University-Surprise ranks #1292.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Ottawa University-Surprise offers General Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology21
Total Graduates21
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,232 students applied to the Ottawa University-Surprise. The university admitted 31% and 70% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Arizona universities is 22,516. On average, all Arizona institutions admit 76% and 33% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Ottawa University-Surprise students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 54%. Compared to all Arizona four or more years colleges, the percentage is 61%.

The overall graduation rate for Ottawa University-Surprise is %, compared to 46% for all Arizona universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare OU-Surprise to Arizona Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Ottawa University-Surprise to the average of all Arizona four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

OU-Surprise

1,232

Applicants

31%

Percent Admitted

70%

Percent Enrolled

54%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

%

Graduation Rate

AZ Colleges

22,516

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

33%

Percent Enrolled

61%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

46%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 12 or 32% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 26 or 68% part-time faculty members employed at Ottawa University-Surprise. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 12 or 32%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

OU-Surprise

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

32%

Percent Full-Time

68%

Percent Part-Time

32%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

AZ Colleges

19 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

35%

Percent Full-Time

65%

Percent Part-Time

34%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Ottawa University-Surprise the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $29,600, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $11,253 and the average cost for graduate fees is $640.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Ottawa University-Surprise in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Ottawa University-Surprise2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$15,000
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,400
Total Living Expenses$18,400
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$29,600
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$49,200
In-State, Graduate Tuition$11,253
In-State, Graduate Fees$640
Total Graduate Expenses$11,893
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Ottawa University-Surprise is $32,741. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Ottawa University-Surprise to all Arizona universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

OU-Surprise

$49,200

Cost to Attend

$15,835

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$32,741

Net Price

AZ Colleges

$24,296

Cost to Attend

$6,642

Average Financial Aid

82%

Percent Receiving Aid

$14,301

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 236 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 726 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $15,835.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid726$15,835
Pell Grants332$4,542
Federal Student Loans587$6,740
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Ottawa University-Surprise to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

OU-Surprise

726

Grant or Scholarship Aid

44%

Grants or Scholarships

332

Number of Pell Grants

20%

Pell Grants

587

Federal Student Loans

36%

Federal Student Loans

AZ Colleges

9,746

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

5,122

Number of Pell Grants

26%

Pell Grants

5,180

Federal Student Loans

26%

Federal Student Loans

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