University of the Ozarks

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$24,950
2022 Average Net Price
$16,319
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.87%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
60.1%
2,157 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
784
98.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
41%
77 Graduates

About

University of the Ozarks is a higher education institution located in Johnson County, AR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of the Ozarks were General Business Administration & Management (65 degrees awarded), Public Health Education & Promotion (24 degrees), and General Psychology (23 degrees).

In 2022, 231 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the Ozarks. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (81 degrees), 4.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Ozarks is $24,950, which is $−3,380 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of the Ozarks is $24,950, which is $−3,380 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,319.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending University of the Ozarks received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$24,950
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of the Ozarks was $24,950. The cost of tuition at University of the Ozarks is $−3,380 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$16,319
2022 Value
3.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of the Ozarks had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,319. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of the Ozarks grew by 3.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,000
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the Ozarks was of $8,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.56% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies increased by InfinityM% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at University of the Ozarks received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.87%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of the Ozarks was 3.87%, which represents 6 out of the 155 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of the Ozarks received 2,157 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 12.5% annual growth. Out of those 2,157 applicants, 1,296 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.1% acceptance rate.

There were 784 students enrolled at University of the Ozarks in 2022. 26% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of the Ozarks has an overall enrollment yield of 17.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,296
Accepted Out of 2,157

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of the Ozarks was 60.1% (1,296 admissions from 2,157 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 55.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 12.5%, while admissions grew by 22%..

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SAT Scores

26%
Submission Percentage (2022)
37
Scores Submitted (2022)

26% of enrolled first-time students at University of the Ozarks in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of the Ozarks had a total enrollment of 784 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of the Ozarks is 770 students and the part-time enrollment is 14. This means that 98.2% of students enrolled at University of the Ozarks are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of the Ozarks, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.7% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.12% Black or African American, 4.46% Two or More Races, 1.4% Asian, 0.638% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.638% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of the Ozarks in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.7%), followed by White Female (19.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.57%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the Ozarks in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 784 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Ozarks is 770 and the part-time enrollment is 14. This means that 98.2% of students enrolled at University of the Ozarks are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of the Ozarks was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), University of the Ozarks had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    335 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    103 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    48 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of the Ozarks is 42.7% White, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.12% Black or African American, 4.46% Two or More Races, 1.4% Asian, 0.638% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.638% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 25 students (3.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 21 more women than men received degrees from University of the Ozarks. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of the Ozarks is white (81 degrees awarded). There were 4.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the Ozarks is General Business Administration & Management (65 degrees awarded), followed by Public Health Education & Promotion (24 degrees) and General Psychology (23 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of the Ozarks, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (12 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (25 degrees), and Physical Sciences (6 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the Ozarks are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (394,429 people), Other managers (391,128 people), Postsecondary teachers (287,039 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (281,114 people), and Chief executives & legislators (169,180 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Ozarks in 2022 are Math & Statistics (12 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (25 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), Psychology (23 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the Ozarks are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of the Ozarks are Math & Statistics (12 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (25 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), Psychology (23 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the Ozarks are Elementary & secondary schools (781,168 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (595,465 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (363,458 people), Computer Systems Design (341,834 people), and Legal services (323,300 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Ozarks are Math & Statistics (12 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (25 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), Psychology (23 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of the Ozarks.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 65 degrees awarded
  2. 24 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the Ozarks was General Business Administration & Management with 65 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

105
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
126
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 105 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Ozarks, which is 0.833 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (126).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 37 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Ozarks in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.32 times more than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 28 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Ozarks in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.757 times less than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from University of the Ozarks completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of the Ozarks is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.19% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    81 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the Ozarks is white (81 degrees awarded). There were 4.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (20 degrees).

5.19% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    41 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    40 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of the Ozarks is white male (41 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (40 degrees).

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Operations

University of the Ozarks has an endowment valued at nearly $127M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.34%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, University of the Ozarks had a total salary expenditure of 32.1M. University of the Ozarks employs 23 Assistant professors, 12 Professors and 8 Instructors. Most academics at University of the Ozarks are Male Assistant professor (16), Male Professor (8), and Female Assistant professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Ozarks are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 29 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 23 employees, and Management with 22 employees.

Endowment

$127M
2022 Endowment
6.57%
decline from 2021

University of the Ozarks has an endowment valued at about $127M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the Ozarks declined 6.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $77.5M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$9.46M
2022 Salaries
3.37%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of the Ozarks paid a median of $9.46M in salaries, which represents 29.5% of their overall expenditure ($32.1M) and a 3.37% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.08M
Instructional Salaries
50
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of the Ozarks paid a total of $3.08M to 50 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
29 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the Ozarks were Assistant professor with 23 employees, Professor with 12 employees, and Instructor with 8 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Ozarks were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 23 employees, and Management with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the Ozarks was Male Assistant professor with 16 employees, Male Professor with 8 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of the Ozarks.

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