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Ozarka College Overview

Ozarka College is a public institution located in Melbourne, Arkansas. The rural area surrounding Ozarka College is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

What Is Ozarka College Known For?

641 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Ozarka College.
  • In 2017-2018, 41% of the faculty were full-time.

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Ozarka College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Ozarka College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#436 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Ozarka College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Online Information Science Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#132 Most Popular Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#154 Most Popular Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Ozarka College?

Location of Ozarka College

Contact details for Ozarka College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 218 College Dr, Melbourne, AR 72556-0010
Phone: 870-368-7371

How Do I Get Into Ozarka College?

You can apply to Ozarka College online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Ozarka College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Ozarka College?

20% Take Out Loans
11.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Ozarka College, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $4,047 a year. That adds up to $16,188 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ozarka College is 11.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Ozarka College Undergraduate Student Diversity

562 Full-Time Undergraduates
72% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,170 undergraduate students at Ozarka College, with 562 being full-time and 608 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Ozarka College

Gender Diversity

Of the 562 full-time undergraduates at Ozarka College, 28% are male and 72% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Ozarka College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ozarka College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Ozarka College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 537
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

Online Learning at Ozarka College

300 Took All Classes Online
709 Took At Least One Class Online
191.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 709 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ozarka College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 15th most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Ozarka College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ozarka College was 191.6%. This is the #256 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ozarka College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Ozarka College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 16%
Computer & Information Sciences 64%
Education 25%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 66%
General Business/Commerce 24%
Health Professions 19%
Human Development & Family Studies 66%
Information Science 64%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 57%
Liberal Arts General Studies 57%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Ozarka College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Ozarka College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #3
Culinary Arts #3
Human Services #4
Finance & Financial Management #4
Personal & Culinary Services #4
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #5
Other Business, Management & Marketing #5
Business Support & Assistant Services #6
Public Administration & Social Service #7
Teacher Education Grade Specific #10
General Business/Commerce #15
Criminal Justice & Corrections #26
Liberal Arts General Studies #26
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #26
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #27
Health & Medical Administrative Services #30
Education #40
Health Professions #68
Business, Management & Marketing #76

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Ozarka College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 109 0 79 188
Health Sciences & Services 0 41 97 138
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 42 40 82
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 20 7 16 43
Nursing 0 42 0 42
Human Development & Family Studies 25 0 4 29
Information Science 17 2 3 22
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 20 0 20
General Business/Commerce 6 5 6 17
Air Transportation 4 2 5 11
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 1 8 9
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 9 0 9
Criminal Justice & Corrections 4 3 1 8
Allied Health Professions 6 0 0 6
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 4 4
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 4 0 4
Human Services 0 4 0 4
Precision Metal Working 3 0 0 3
Culinary Arts 1 1 0 2
Accounting 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 195 183 263 641


*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.

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