College of the Ozarks is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
NAIA Division II
Association of Independent Institutions
College of the Ozarks Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management26 Graduates
Agricultural Business19 Graduates
Animal Sciences and Husbandry18 Graduates
Police and Criminal Science16 Graduates
Elementary Education15 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies14 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.25 responses
After College of the Ozarks
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
College of the Ozarks Reviews
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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.
I'm a freshman at College of the Ozarks year wise, but regarding credits, I'm three credits away from being a sophomore. It is a work college. The jobs varying from working in the admissions office to working in the laundromat. My job is in the kitchen at the Keeter Center. There have already been many students that I know personally that have dropped out, are going to drop out, or are going to transfer. It is hard, but I have learned so much about myself and life just the short three months that I've been here. Classes are hard, and professors ACTUALLY expect you to learn. It's not all work and no play here. There are ways to get involved. Something is going on every single night, whether it's a volleyball game or a convocation, there's always something to stay alive. They have these events so the work and academics don't suffocate us as students. I recommend C of O for anyone looking for a Christian education but wants to WORK for it.