Ozark Christian College

Ozark Christian College

Ozark Christian College, OCC, is a private college in Joplin, Missouri that was established by Seth Wilson in 1942. Initially located in Bentonville, Arkansas, OCC moved to the Joplin campus in October of 1944. The campus is comprised of more than 15 buildings, and is spread across 95 acres.

Ozark Christian College offers 6 bachelor degrees, 5 advanced associate degrees, 3 associate degrees, and 2 certificates. It also offers a TESOL Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certification program.

The sports teams of Ozark Christian College, which are nicknamed the Ambassadors, participate in men's baseball, basketball, soccer, and women's basketball, soccer, and volleyball.

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Contacting Ozark Christian College

Ozark Christian College
1111 N Main St
Joplin , MO 64801
General Phone: (417) 624-2518

Ozark Christian College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy176bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theology
Education and Teaching5ESL instruction
Liberal Arts2linguistics of sign language
Therapy and Counseling0counseling psychology

Number of programs and degrees for Ozark Christian College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year51
Associate's degree364
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years124
Bachelor's degree1237
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years71

Ozark Christian College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ozark Christian College had a total enrollment of 669 students (583 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 92%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 35%
20-21 35%
22-24 21%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Ozark Christian College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 14 %

Ozark Christian College Room and Board (2007)

Ozark Christian College offers campus housing for 600 of its 583 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Joplin, 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 18 meals per week.

Ozark Christian College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,698
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,698
Room and board $ 4,170
Room charge $ 2,120
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,050
Books and supplies $ 600
Other expenses $ 3,076

Financial Aid:
Ozark Christian College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2202700)

Ozark Christian College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track252

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year25$46,6202*
All faculty totalacademic year25$46,6202*

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

Ozark Christian College Degree Programs (2007)

Education And Teaching
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Liberal Arts
Linguistics of ASL and Other Sign Languages

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology

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Ozark Christian College Highlights

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What Sets Ozark Christian College Apart:

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Male % of student body
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Top 12%Ozark Christian College Male % of student body
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Top 14%Ozark Christian College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Ozark Christian College % of degrees in religion and philosophy
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 18%Ozark Christian College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of degree programs
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Top 19%Ozark Christian College Number of degree programs

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checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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