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Otterbein University

Otterbein University
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About: Otterbein University is a private, co-educational, comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1847 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. Otterbein offers 73 majors, as well as individualized fields of study. Master's degree programs are offered in education, business administration and nursing, including courses in our the newly-accredited nurse anesthesia program in conjunction with Grant Medical Center.

Benefits for Columbus State Graduates:

  • Guaranteed Admission to Otterbein for AA and AS graduates – please note students must apply to some specific programs
  • AA or AS graduates meet Gen Ed Requirements
  • D grades will transfer w/the completion of the Associate Degree
  • Scholarships
    $16,000 - President's Transfer Scholarship
    $14,000 - Trustee Transfer Scholarship
    $12,000 - Provost's Transfer Scholarship
    $11,000 - Dean's Transfer Scholarship
    $5,000 - Alumni Transfer Scholarship

How will a course transfer? Course equivalency information

For more information - Transferring to Otterbein

Otterbein online application here

First Step:

Become a Columbus State student: Get Started Guide

Current Columbus State Student: Transferring to Otterbein

Questions: Contact: Mark Moffitt,


AA to Accounting
AA to Art (Studio)
AA to Business

AA to Communication Studies
AA to Journalism and Media
AA to Public Relations

AA to Sustainability Studies

AS to Sustainability Studies


AS to Allied Health

AS to Chemistry
AS to Mathematics
AS to Physics

AA to Early Childhood Education
AA to Middle Childhood Education (Language Arts & Social Studies)
AS to Middle Childhood Education (Math & Science)

Early Childhood Education and Development to Early Childhood Education

Liberal Studies in Accounting
Liberal Studies in Business
Liberal Studies in Leadership (Organizational Communication)
Liberal Studies in Leadership (Psychology of Leadership)