The mission of College of the Ozarks providing a Christian education for youth of both sexes, especially those found worthy, but who are without sufficient means has never changed. Working for an education is the continuing distinctive tradition of this college. The liberal arts education, fundamental to all degrees provided by the Colleges dedicated faculty, is designed to broaden and strengthen the mind. Students can gain the adaptability demanded by the modern world while clarifying the values that make life worth living. Our students learn to deal with the reality of changing technology while solidifying a foundation built on unchanging principles. Through a five fold mission stressing academic, spiritual, vocational, cultural and patriotic growth, we hope to provide society with productive, responsible citizens. The faculty, administration and staff of College of the Ozarks welcome the deserving young men and women who will guide our society in the 21st century.

Overview of College of the Ozarks
Type: Four-year private, liberal arts college
Founded: 1906
Size and Location: 1000 acre campus at Point Lookout, MO, 40 miles south of Springfield, near Branson and Hollister, MO
Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Student Body: Approximately 1450 undergraduate students
Faculty: 89 full time, 34 adjuncts, 60 percent hold a doctoral or terminal degree
Student Faculty Ratio: 14:1