B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    C-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
College of the Ozarks is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Association of Independent Institutions
Address
100 Opportunity Avenue
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Website

College of the Ozarks Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for College of the Ozarks

Cost

Net Price
$14,152/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,296/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,095/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,068/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,174/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,158/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,422Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Hard Work U
    70%
  • Earn it to Learn it
    20%
  • Unique
    10%

After College of the Ozarks

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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College of the Ozarks Reviews

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College of the Ozarks is a 4-year private Christian college that allows students to work on-campus to cover all of their tuition fees. As a student, I am truly grateful for the program in this college and I believe it accomplishes to aid many students in financial need. However, I believe certain rules and regulations this college set is holding students back. The college needs to better prepare students for the "real world" after college by exposing students to more diversity. College of the Ozarks needs to better serve their students from all regions of the world and in all aspects of college life.
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The college had its ups and downs. Working for tuition was great, graduating debt free was amazing. The teachers were all astounding, there were very few who were not just amazing teachers. Campus life was mediocre, offering some athletic prowess, and offering lots of groups, which not very many people had the time for, due to school and work. The politics of the college was the worst. The administration failed to make college enjoyable through policies that only satisfied the ones who donated to the college. Liabilities, such as a girl with fish allergies, are treated poorly. That girl was sent to work directly with fish at the Keeter Center, and became ill. That girl was later dismissed from college because she was a "liability." C of O also discourages marriage by not investing in married housing, diminishing commuters, and flat-out telling students that they should not get married until they graduate.
College of the Ozarks is a wonderful school! I am able to get a Bachelor's Degree by working for it. Otherwise, I would have had to go to a Junior College. My professors truly care. The work load we have at our school is an adequate amount, but we still have plenty of time for our studies. Working at both C of O and my off campus job makes me aim to have efficient time management. Our supervisors here are great as well. They demonstrate Christ-like character, and our professors do as well. I know for a fact that if I needed any kind of help at my school I would have several people lending their hand to me. That is the best feeling to have at a college.