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College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO, USA
3.46 Average Rating

With campus a short distance from Lake Taneycomo, the College of the Ozarks is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college in southwest Missouri. College of the Ozarks grants undergrad degrees in 28 academic majors and all courses feature a Christ-centered focus. In addition, the college does not charge tuition, instead requiring all students to work 15 hours a week during the school year and 40-hours a week during breaks at an on-campus jobsite. As a Christian institution, C of O holds Sunday worship services at Williams Memorial Chapel and sermons are archived on the college website.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Evangelical Christian
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
12%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision December 31, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
75%
Out-Of-State Students
29%
97%
Submitting ACT
6%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1174
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,565
Total Number of Undergrads
1,565
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
54%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
69%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,380
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$19,660
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$19,660
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,600
Books and Supplies
$1100

Aid & Grants

0
100
84%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
54%
Average Aid Per Year
$16,414
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
54%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,224
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,963

Student Loans

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
48
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bobcats and Lady Bobcats
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Springfield
Kansas City
Saint Louis
Fayetteville
Columbia
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
76%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$35,300

What Students Are Saying

3.46 Average Rating
This college works hard to produce well rounded graduates.
College of the Ozarks expects more from it's students than other colleges and it makes them better people in the end.
College of the Ozarks works hard to insure that it's students graduate debt free.
Christina from Kissee Mills, MO
college of the ozarks gives you the great opportunity of graduating debt free. the college has standards and rules that you have to follow that wouldn't exist at a public school, but it's all for the education. just make sure you understand what you are getting into so you're not disappointed..
jordan
Excellent campus environment. Professional and helpful staff. Couldn't ask for better principles.
John from Nixa
cofo is a fantastic college. it has small class sizes, professor availability, and hands on education. the campus is user friendly.
Mike
To rate this college in three sentences I would say it is a blessing to attend this school. This college isn't for everyone and of those who do desire to attend only a few will be accepted. Being here gives you the realization that you are amongst fellow students that want to learn and be closer to God.
Trenton from Nixa, MO
College of the Ozarks is a great college founded on morals, Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility. You work for your education here, so students learn and grow in many different areas. Overall, this is a college that makes students better people who will be leaders in the community.
Chris from Springfield, MO

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