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College of the Ozarks Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about College of the Ozarks. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is College of the Ozarks Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, 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

College Factual ranked Hard Work U as #486 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Hard Work U held the #728 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Hard Work U also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Hard Work U?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Hard Work U since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 13%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

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

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 14 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

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

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

College of the Ozarks has a freshmen retention rate of 74%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 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 63%. That is great when compared to 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 1,508 undergraduates at Hard Work U with 1,477 being full-time and 31 being part-time.

Hard Work U Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Hard Work U with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $32,500 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 18% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of College of the Ozarks

Located in Point Lookout, Missouri, College of the Ozarks is a private not-for-profit institution. Point Lookout is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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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

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