Ozarka College

Ozarka College

Ozarka College, or OC, was originally established as the Ozarka Vocational-Technical School in 1975. In 1991, it was renamed Ozarka Technical College, and in 1999, it finally became the Ozarka College. The main campus is in Melbourne, Arkansas, and the college also operates satellite campuses in Ash Flat, and Mountain View, Arkansas.

Ozarka College awards the Associate of Arts in General Education, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Arts in Teaching degrees. A number of technical certificates and other certificate programs are also available. In addition, students can opt for the adult education, continuing education, and workforce training programs.

There are several on-campus student clubs and organizations in Ozarka College. Among them are the American Association for Medical Transcription, Arkansas Licensed Practical Nurses Association, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Council, Student Nurses Association, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Drama Club, and Skills USA.

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Contacting Ozarka College

Ozarka College
218 College Dr
Melbourne , AR 72556-0010
General Phone: (870) 368-7371

Ozarka College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts50liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine46registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Office and Administration29administrative assistant, office data entry
Education and Teaching13teacher ed
Business and Management12accounting technology, CIO training, business and related services
Family and Social Work9child development
Cooking and Culinary Arts6chef training, culinary arts services
Mechanics and Repair5automobile mechanics
Medical Administration3medical records tech
Security and Law Enforcement2criminal justice and administration
Medical Support and Technology1health service and sciences

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years424
Associate's degree1019
Award of less than 1 academic year335

Ozarka College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ozarka College had a total enrollment of 1,209 students (870 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 97%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 16%
18-19 16%
20-21 10%
22-24 9%
25-29 12%
30-34 9%
35-39 8%
40-49 9%
50-64 7%
65+ 3%

Ozarka College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 32 %

Ozarka College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Ozarka College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,930
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,375
Books and supplies $ 800

Financial Aid:
Ozarka College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2087000)

Ozarka College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year1*5$47,239
All faculty totalcalendar year1*5$47,239

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year11$40,65317$38,394
All faculty totalacademic year11$40,65317$38,394

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

Ozarka College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Information Resources Management/CIO Training

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

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

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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What Sets Ozarka College Apart:

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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