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College of the Ozarks Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about College of the Ozarks, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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?

2023 Rankings

Overall Quality

Hard Work U was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

Is It Hard to Get Into Hard Work U?

Acceptance Rate

College of the Ozarks has a very low acceptance rate of 14%, 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 7% 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 650. Math scores were between 530 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for College of the Ozarks  ( 560 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for College of the Ozarks  ( 530 to 590 )
Hard Work U received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for College of the Ozarks  ( 21 to 25 )

Learn more about College of the Ozarks admissions.

College of the Ozarks Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At College of the Ozarks, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  70 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of the Ozarks

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% 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  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Hard Work U the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 53%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  53 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at College of the Ozarks.

College of the Ozarks Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,489 undergraduates at Hard Work U with 1,476 being full-time and 13 being part-time.

How Much Does College of the Ozarks Cost?

The overall average net price of Hard Work U is $7,195. 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 +
$4,852 $7,686 $7,796 $8,520 $11,564

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 $38,780 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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 situated 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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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 29 $36,271
Public Relations & Advertising 20 $30,951
Teacher Education Subject Specific 19 $24,936
Nursing 18 $47,092
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16 $27,627
Agricultural Economics & Business 15 $31,778
General Psychology 14 NA
Accounting 13 $39,544
Animal Science 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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.