Ozarka College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 10
Melbourne, AR 72556
Tel: (870)368-7371
Free: 800-821-4335
Fax: (870)368-4733
Web Site: http://www.ozarka.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: 40-acre rural campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $1507 per student. Total enrollment: 756. 157 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 569 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 187 students, 74% women, 26% men. 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0.3% black, 43% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing and information science technology programs. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Placement: ACT, ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/19.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1800 full-time, $60 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5040 full-time, $168 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $185 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time, $15 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: VICA, Phi Beta Lambda, Drama Club, HOSA, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Community Service Day, Career Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security patrols 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. College housing not available. Ozarka College Library with 10,500 books, 4,000 serials, 1,500 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $171,858. 114 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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