College Of The Ozarks

College Of The Ozarks

The College of The Ozarks, often referred to as C of O, was established in 1906 as the School of Ozarks. Given its present name in 1990, this private, non-profit institution of liberal arts is located in Ozarks, Missouri, and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The campus of College of The Ozarks covers 1,000 acres. The US News and World Report of 2009 placed C of O at the 10th position in its list of the best Baccalaureate Colleges in the Midwest.

The College of The Ozarks offers majors, minors, pre-professional programs, and certificate courses in a large number of areas. Students can opt for academic programs in the fields of agriculture, dietetics, graphic arts, and agribusiness, among others.

The athletics department of College of The Ozarks fields teams in baseball, basketball, and volleyball. The men's teams are called the Bobcats and the women's teams are known as the Lady Cats. The college is a member of the NAIA Division II and the Midlands Collegiate Athletics Conference.

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Contacting College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout , MO 65726-0017
General Phone: (417) 334-6411

College of the Ozarks Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management57business management, accounting, managerial economics, international business, marketing
Education and Teaching38elementary school teaching, early childhood education, agricultural teaching, art education, English teaching, family/home economics teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Liberal Arts35Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, history
Media26journalism, public relations and advertising, communication and journalism, radio and TV tech, printing management
Family and Social Work17family and consumer science, food and nutrition, child development, social work
Fine Arts12fine arts
Agricultural Science and Management12agricultural management, agricultural mechanization courses
Security and Law Enforcement11corrections, forensic science, criminal justice and police
Therapy and Counseling11psychology
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy and religious studies, religious music
Conservation and Resource Management9wildlife management
Drama and Performing Arts7drama, theatre design, acting
Animal Science and Care7animal science
Science6biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering5information technology, computer science
Landscaping and Horticulture5horticultural science
Hospitality5hospitality management, restaurant and food services management
Music5music, various music studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4parks and recreation management, health and physical education, dietitian
Mechanics and Repair2avionics maintenance
Nursing and Emergency Medicine2pre-nursing
Medical Support and Technology1health service and sciences
Medicine0medical preparatory

Number of programs and degrees for College of the Ozarks in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree29165

College of the Ozarks Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of the Ozarks had a total enrollment of 1,364 students (1,417 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 94%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 28%
20-21 41%
22-24 27%
25-29 3%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

College of the Ozarks Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %

College of the Ozarks Room and Board (2007)

College of the Ozarks offers campus housing for 1,104 of its 1,417 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Branson, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

College of the Ozarks Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530590
SAT Math440620
SAT Writing460620
ACT Verbal2027
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT5%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT96%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

College of the Ozarks Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,790
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,790
Room and board $ 4,700
Room charge $ 2,300
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,400
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,185

Financial Aid:
College of the Ozarks participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 250000)

College of the Ozarks Faculty

College of the Ozarks has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4924

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year21$57,8565$65,710
Associate professoracademic year19$56,82412$53,527
Assistant professoracademic year12$48,94012$49,666
Instructoracademic year4$41,4750*
All faculty totalacademic year56$54,42529$54,030

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

College of the Ozarks Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01313

College of the Ozarks Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Mechanization, Other

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Restaurant/Food Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Horticultural Science

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Printing Management
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Pre-Nursing Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Presbyterian Church (USA) affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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