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 Ozarka College 

Name: Ozarka College
President: Richard Dawe
City: Melbourne
State: AR
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Rural/Remote

Board of Trustees website

Ozarka College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2014

2014 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 1,326
Part Time: 45%
Full Time: 55%

Student characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity)
Female: 72%
Male: 28%

African American: 1%
American Indian: 0%
Asian: 0%
Hispanic: 1%
White: 97%


Richard Dawe 

Richard Dawe 

Jack Yancey

Jack Yancey
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“Ozarka College plays a vital role in the north central Arkansas region by providing ‘life changing experiences through education.’ With a foundational program in Allied Health, Ozarka graduates more nurses than any of the 21 other two year colleges in the state and more than most four year institutions. Ozarka is also recognized as a very progressive and innovative college by offering programs such as the new Professional Pilot – Aviation degree.  The Ozarka faculty and staff take great pride in offering life changing experiences at a very affordable cost to students.”

Interesting Facts

  • Ozarka College graduates the most nursing students of all two-year colleges in Arkansas and the second to highest for all Arkansas colleges and universities.

  • Ozarka College was named one of the top 50 fastest growing community colleges with less than 2,500 students in the nation by Community College Week in 2012.

  • Ozarka College offers an Associate of Science in Professional Pilot - Aviation. This new program puts students on the fast-track to becoming commercial pilots.

  • Ozarka College offers a unique scholarship opportunity, the Ozarka 'College - Now' scholarship. Upon completing the minimum number of courses, maintaining a 2.75 or higher grade point average, and graduating from High School; Ozarka College will waive tuition and fees for the following semester.
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