University Of The Ozarks

University Of The Ozarks

The University of the Ozarks was established in 1834 by Cumberland Presbyterians as Cane Hill College in Cane Hill, Arkansas. A successor college, Arkansas Cumberland College was opened in Clarksville in 1891. The institute was given its present name in 1987. Today, it is a private four year university in Clarksville, Arkansas. The 30 acre campus is located at the foot of the Ozark Mountains, on College Hill, 100 miles west of Little Rock. The university, popularly known as Ozarks, recently celebrated its 175th anniversary.

Ozarks has been ranked as a top tier college in the south region by U.S News and World Report for the past 10 years. It is the oldest university in Arkansas and one of the oldest institutions of higher education west of the Mississippi River. It is the first college in Arkansas to graduate a woman and also the first white college to admit an African-American. The University of the Ozarks' athletic teams, which are called the Eagles, compete in the NCAA Division III.

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University of the Ozarks
415 N College Ave
Clarksville , AR 72830
General Phone: (479) 979-1000

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management33business management, accounting, marketing
Liberal Arts23English, general studies, economics, political science, sociology
Science10biology, chemistry
Education and Teaching9elementary school teaching, industrial arts teaching, physical education teaching
Fine Arts7fine arts
Therapy and Counseling4psychology
Media4mass communication, broadcast journalism
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree9821

University of the Ozarks Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of the Ozarks had a total enrollment of 643 students (620 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 70%
Black 4%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 17%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 42%
20-21 32%
22-24 14%
25-29 4%
30-34 1%
35-39 0%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%

University of the Ozarks Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %

University of the Ozarks Room and Board (2007)

University of the Ozarks offers campus housing for 493 of its 620 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

University of the Ozarks Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440595
SAT Math460585
ACT Verbal1926
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT10%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT85%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 17,350
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,350
Room and board $ 5,725
Room charge $ 2,625
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,100
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,795

Financial Aid:
University of the Ozarks participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 109400)

University of the Ozarks Faculty

University of the Ozarks has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$65,8214$62,473
Associate professoracademic year8$49,8944$51,737
Assistant professoracademic year10$43,4227$43,619
Instructoracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year32$54,10116$50,203

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

University of the Ozarks Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball American Southwest Conference
Baseball American Southwest Conference
Track American Southwest Conference

University of the Ozarks Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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