Ozarka College

Tel: (870)368-7371
  • Ozarka College operates as a two-year public post-secondary institution offering associate level degrees and technical certificates as well as basic adult education and workplace skills training.
School Highlights
  • Ozarka College serves 1,326 students (55% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is more than the state average of 30%.
  • Ozarka College is the only community colleges within Izard County, AR.
  • The nearest community college is University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville (23.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Ozarka College(AR) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty59 staff62 staff
Ozarka College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,326 has declined by 18% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has grown by 66% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,326 students1,650 students
Ozarka College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:125:1
Ozarka College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students724 students724 students
Ozarka College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students602 students926 students
Ozarka College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Ozarka College Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Ozarka College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
1%
1%
Ozarka College Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
2%
5%
Ozarka College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
1%
19%
Ozarka College Black (2007-2016)
% White
95%
70%
Ozarka College White (2007-2016)
Ozarka College Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.100.47
Ozarka College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
24%
24%
Ozarka College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,900$28,600
Ozarka College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,680 is less than the state average of $3,004. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,032 is more than the state average of $4,857. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,680$3,004
Ozarka College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,032$4,857
Ozarka College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%95%
Ozarka College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,577$9,500
Ozarka College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,468$5,999
Ozarka College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Ozarka College has consistently maintained state-of-the-art technology to be made available to students. The Learning Lab located in the Miller Education Complex is open to all regularly enrolled Ozarka College students (as well as to interested members of the community when space is available). Students may access software used in many courses to complete homework assignments or projects. In addition, interactive tutorials for college-level courses and GED preparation are available. Trio/Student Support Services Program provides on-campus group and peer tutoring, workshops, computer-aided instruction and individual counseling. In addition, Trio schedules visits to four year colleges and universities for students interested in transferring to pursue additional coursework beyond Ozarka. Cultural events are also offered through this federally-funded program. Ozarka College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. With a low student-faculty ratio, Ozarka prides itself on the quality of education and service available to individual students.

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For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,004 per year for in-state students and $4,857 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,899 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.