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College of the Ozarks Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on College of the Ozarks, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is College of the Ozarks Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

College of the Ozarks was awarded 13 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Hard Work U is ranked #486 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Hard Work U is also ranked #10 out of 46 schools in Missouri.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Hard Work U?

Acceptance Rate

College of the Ozarks has a very low acceptance rate of 13%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to Hard Work U just in case you don't make the cut.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to Hard Work U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 620. Math scores were between 528 and 615.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for College of the Ozarks  ( 560 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for College of the Ozarks  ( 528 to 615 )
Hard Work U received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for College of the Ozarks  ( 21 to 26 )

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College of the Ozarks Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, College of the Ozarks is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at College of the Ozarks is 72%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  72 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of the Ozarks

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like College of the Ozarks enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Hard Work U for first-time, full-time students is 63%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  63 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Hard Work U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,565 undergraduates at Hard Work U with 1,533 being full-time and 32 being part-time.

Hard Work U Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Hard Work U scored 42.50 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  42.50 out of 100
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How Much Does College of the Ozarks Cost?

The overall average net price of Hard Work U is $9,380. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Hard Work U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,152 $7,490 $9,595 $9,322 $9,883

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Hard Work U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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How Much Money Do Hard Work U Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Hard Work U make around $32,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 18% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at College of the Ozarks make the most money.

Location of College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private not-for-profit institution located in Point Lookout, Missouri. The surrounding location of Point Lookout is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Location of College of the Ozarks

Contact details for Hard Work U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Opportunity Avenue, Point Lookout, MO 65726-0017
Phone: 417-334-6411

College of the Ozarks Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 32 NA
Nursing 24 $48,500
General Psychology 24 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 19 $27,600
Sociology 18 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 18 $27,000
Social Work 16 NA
Agricultural Economics & Business 14 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 12 NA
Marketing 11 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at College of the Ozarks along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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