College of the Ozarks

Is Hard Work U a Good School for the Money?

College of the Ozarks Value Report

Is Hard Work U worth the money? Read College Factual's annual Hard Work U value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Within Missouri, Hard Work U Offers Good Quality at a Great Price.

Top 5% Missouri Value
Top 25% Missouri Quality

College of the Ozarks is ranked #10 out of #46 in Missouri for quality and #2 out of #41 for Missouri value.

This makes it a good quality for a great value in the state.

State Value Ranking  2 out of 41
Great Value
State Value Score  95.12 out of 100
Great Value

Find out if Hard Work U offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Very Good Value Nationwide

Top 1% National Value
Top 30% National Quality

College of the Ozarks is ranked #12 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on the type of quality education College of the Ozarks provides, we expected it to be priced higher. We consider Hard Work U to be a great value, ranked #12 out of 1472 in College Factual's Best Colleges for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  12 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  99.18 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
College of the Ozarks $58,001 A+
Winona State University $108,022 A+
SUNY Polytechnic Institute $110,176 A
SUNY Maritime College $133,879 B+
Chatham University $145,377 C+
Towson University $146,731 C+
Carthage College $148,170 C
Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg $162,672 D
Monmouth University $170,728 D
University of Washington - Bothell Campus $178,511 D-

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $58,001 For That Piece of Paper

The average Hard Work U student's degree will cost an estimated $58,001. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $13,777 and a typical 4.21 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $13,777
Average Years to Graduate 4.21
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $58,001

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about Hard Work U cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$58,001 In-State With Aid
$129,516 Avg Cost No Aid
4.21 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Hard Work U value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $129,516 #28 A+
All Students $58,001 #12 A+
Only Students Receiving Aid $58,001 #18 A+
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $129,516 #6 A
All Students $58,001 #2 A+
Only Students Receiving Aid $58,001 #3 A

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Missouri.

About 100% of Hard Work U students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Hard Work U financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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