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College of the Ozarks
Image:Collegeofozarks-seal.gif
Motto Hard Work U
Established 1906
Type Liberal Arts College
President Mark Rocha
Faculty 89
Staff 150
Students 1,600
Location Point Lookout, MO, USA
Address PO Box 17
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Telephone 1-800-222-052
Campus rural - 1000 acres (4 km²)
Nickname Bobcats (men)
Lady Cats (women)
Affiliations NAIA
Website www.cofo.edu

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian liberal-arts college in the Ozarks between Branson and Hollister, Missouri at Point Lookout. Located 40 miles (60 km) south of Springfield on a beautiful 1,000-acre (4 km²) campus, overlooking Lake Taneycomo, this small college boasts a student to faculty ratio of approximately 14:1, over 30 academic majors, and degrees in Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church , the College of the Ozarks has a variety of unique experiences to offer to anyone visiting the Ozarks region, and welcomes visitors to enjoy their beautiful campus. Image File history File links Collegeofozarks-seal. ... A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Point Lookout is the name of a post office in Taney County, Missouri near Branson and Hollister. ... Official language(s) None Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... NAIA is an acronym (or an initialism) that can refer to the following: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Private schools are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Christianity. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Ozark redirects here. ... The Titanic Museum is shaped to look like the real Titanic and is a popular tourist attraction in Branson The Duttons performing their famous song where they all play each others violins at their theater in Branson Missouri Herkimer and Cecil are performing at the Presleys Country Jublee Branson is... Hollister is a city located in Taney County, Missouri. ... Point Lookout is the name of a post office in Taney County, Missouri near Branson and Hollister. ... Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. ... Lake Taneycomo is a man-made lake on the White River in the Ozark Mountains of Taney County, Missouri. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ...


Enrollment is 1,500 to 1,600, and all tuition costs for students are covered by a workstudy program. Students put in 15 hours a week throughout the semester at a workstation, and one 40-hour work week is required outside of the semester. There are over 80 campus workstations including the cafeteria, landscaping, laundry, dairy, farm, powerplant, computer lab, alumni, and financial aid. Tuition means instruction, teaching or a fee charged for educational instruction especially at a formal institution of learning. ... An academic term is the time during which a school, college or university holds classes. ...

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History

Founded as the School of the Ozarks in 1906, a Junior College was opened in 1956. Four-year degrees began to be offered in 1965, and in 1990 it was renamed College of the Ozarks. Ranked among the top thirty liberal arts colleges in the Midwest by US News & World Report, College of the Ozarks has also been selected to appear on the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges, a listing of schools that "encourage the development of strong moral character among students." In recent years, more than ninety percent of graduates were offered employment before graduation or shortly after or had chosen to continue their education. 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... For the Indian grade 11 and 12 schools, see Junior College A junior college is a two-year post-secondary school whose main purpose is to provide a method of obtaining academic, vocational and professional education. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


Athletics

The College of the Ozarks Bobcats and Lady Cats compete on the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) level in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ...


Facilities of note

  • Williams Memorial Chapel
  • The Ralph Foster Museum
  • Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen
  • The College of the Ozarks Bookstore
  • The Keeter Center

Special Recognition

  • U.S. News & World Report, "Best College" yearly since 1989; ranked 29th among Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelor's (Midwest) for 2007[1]
  • Templeton Honor Roll, "Character Building College"
  • Money Magazine's, "Best Buy College Guide"
  • Barron's, "300 Best Buys in Higher Education"
  • Princeton Review, "The Best 331 Colleges"

Hard Work U

Ever since the Wall Street Journal dubbed College of the Ozarks "Hard Work U" in 1992, it has been the school motto. The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ...


External links

  • College of the Ozarks Official Site

  Results from FactBites:
 
College of the Ozarks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (298 words)
College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian liberal-arts college in the Ozarks between Branson and Hollister, Missouri at Point Lookout.
Founded as the School of the Ozarks in 1906, a Junior College was opened in 1956.
The College of the Ozarks Bobcats and Lady Cats compete on the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) level in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Ozarks Technical Community College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (476 words)
Ozarks Technical Community College is a "community technical college" in Springfield, Missouri, established by Springfield and thirteen surrounding public school districts on April 3, 1990.
As the region's new comprehensive community college, Ozarks Technical Community College provided an open admission, two-year college with a focus on technical education.
OTC's comprehensive mission and focus on job-skill training and college transfer preparation have made it a vital part of one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Missouri.
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