Ozark Christian College: Narrative Description

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1111 North Main St.
Joplin, MO 64801-4804
Tel: (417)624-2518; 800-299-4622; Admissions: (417)624-2518; Fax: (417)624-0090; Web Site: http://www.occ.edu/

Description: Independent Christian, 4-year, specialized, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1942. Setting: 110-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 799. 332 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 33 states and territories, 13 other countries, 57% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 25% 25 or older, 63% live on campus. Retention: 70% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, 4 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/5.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $10,265 includes full-time tuition ($5760), mandatory fees ($535), and college room and board ($3970). College room only: $990. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Family Outreach Group, God's Spokesman, Imagine. Major annual events: Parents' Day, Living Christmas Tree, preaching/teaching convention. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, 12-hour patrols by trained security personnel. 577 college housing spaces available; 511 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Seth Wilson Library with 59,808 books, 182 microform titles, 362 serials, 21,289 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 28 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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