Ozarka College, located in Melbourne, Arkansas, is a public, two year institution founded in 1975 and was originally known as Ozarka Vocational-Technical School. The school was renamed in 1991 to Ozarka Technical College, and was again renamed to the current in 1999, both name changes reflected the schools changing and expanding role in the community and increase in program offerings. The school enrolls 1500 students per semester, and has expanded its services through the completion of a learning center in Ash Flat in 2008.
Students may choose to pursue academic transfer or career training opportunities as part of the schools long term offerings. Academic transfer is accomplished through the completion of a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer to a colleges and universities to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Career programs provide education and training in a given area or industry with the purpose of entering the workforce upon completion. Through the education provided student's will be able to complete tasks and duties outlined by their chosen profession. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree upon completion.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Ozarka College is an open enrollment institution that admits any individuals that meet the minimum requirements for enrollment, submit an application, and pay all related fees. Students should also provide previous transcripts and test scores if available, and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in new student orientation and meeting with a counselor are also encouraged. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships which are awarded based on need a determined by the information provided by students on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $2,100-$2,500
- Out-of-State: $4,500-$5,357
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $88-$110 per unit
- Out-of-State: $190-$220 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||94%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||94%||$5,457|
|Receiving Student Loans||28%||$4,786|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Ozarka College may offer student services like:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Ozarka College against community colleges in Arkansas.
|Ozarka College||Izard County||Arkansas|
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Ozarka College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Ozarka College.
- University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville in Batesville, AR (24 miles away)
- Black River Technical College in Pocahontas, AR (58 miles away)
- University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton in Morrilton, AR (79 miles away)
- Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville, AR (111 miles away)
- National Park Community College in Hot Springs, AR (127 miles away)