Otterbein University

About Otterbein University

Otterbein University has a rich history of boldly transforming the educational experience and serving the public good.

We included women as faculty members and as students from our founding, and we were among the first institutions in the nation to do so. Otterbein admitted students of color before the Civil War and welcomed Japanese-American students who had been sent to internment camps during World War II. And, we gave students a voice in our story through our unique governance system beginning in the 1960s.

Today, Otterbein proudly stands as one of the most innovative and inclusive universities in the country, where students from diverse backgrounds enhance Otterbein's campus by sharing their unique experiences and perspectives. Our University has been recognized for its pace-setting ideals; for its ground-breaking integrative studies curriculum; its standing among the country's first co-educational institutions and its commitment to serve society. These qualities made Otterbein what it is today: a nationally recognized university offering bachelor and master degrees to a wide variety of students.

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President Comerford at Commencement Ceremony

The Point at Otterbein University, a new science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) Innovation Center.

Otterbein students between classes

Towers Hall on the Otterbein University campus