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College of the Ozarks - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks

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College of the Ozarks Description:

The College of the Ozarks is truly unique among U.S. colleges. Located on a large 1,000-acre campus in Point Lookout, Missouri, the College of the Ozarks describes itself as "Hard Work U" for a reason. Full-time students do not pay tuition, and the college does not participate in any federal loan programs. Instead, students work to cover many of their educational costs. The College of the Ozarks has much to brag about: it consistently ranks as a "best buy," and it is one of the most selective colleges in the U.S. The school is not for teenagers looking for a good party scene--the college has a "truly Christian environment," and alcohol and drugs are prohibited on and off campus, a combination that has earned College of the Ozarks a "stone-cold sober" reputation. The college has an impressive 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the curriculum has a liberal arts core. The College of the Ozarks is one of the seven members of the Work Colleges Consortium.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,372 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $18,330
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $5,900
  • Other Expenses: $2,246
  • Total Cost: $27,276

College of the Ozarks Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 6%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,271
    • Loans: $5,441

Scholarships for College of the Ozarks (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Nursing

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

College of the Ozarks Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.cofo.edu/Page/About-C-of-O/Mission-Vision-Goals.64.html

"The mission of College of the Ozarks is to provide the advantages of a Christian education for youth of both sexes, especially those found worthy, but who are without sufficient means to procure such training."

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