Christened “Hard Work U.” by the Wall Street Journal, College of the Ozarks offers deserving students the advantages of a high caliber, liberal arts education emphasizing Christian values. All students work on campus to defray the cost of education. C of O actively recruits youth found worthy of a higher education but without sufficient financial means.
All students who are admitted must demonstrate financial need, academic ability, sound character and a willingness to work. This creates a student body that is highly motivated and serious about education.
A distinctive campus Work Program provides learning opportunities and helps students set career goals and life objectives. There are more than 80 student job options that range from working in the campus computer center or the College museum to milking dairy cows or serving in the College’s hotel or restaurant.
Upon completion of the Work Program, College of the Ozarks guarantees to meet the entire cost of education. Debt is discouraged and no federal or state loans are made.
College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian college located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and nancial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The vision of the College is to develop citizens of Christ-like character who are well-educated, hardworking, and patriotic.