University of the Ozarks

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$24,950
2.97% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,295
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.92%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
50.2%
1,855 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
824
98.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
49.7%
78 Graduates

About

University of the Ozarks is a higher education institution located in Johnson County, AR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of the Ozarks were General Biological Sciences (23 degrees awarded), Public Health Education & Promotion (21 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (15 degrees).

In 2019, 166 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the Ozarks. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (96 degrees), 6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Ozarks is $24,950, which is $-2,330 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Ozarks is $24,950, which is $-2,330 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,295.

In 2019, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,950
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of the Ozarks was $24,950. The cost of tuition at University of the Ozarks is $-2,330 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$14,295
2019 Value
16.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of the Ozarks had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,295. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of the Ozarks grew by 16.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,400
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the Ozarks was of $7,400 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.24% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at University of the Ozarks received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.02% with respect to 2018, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.92%
2017 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of the Ozarks was 9.92%, which represents 13 out of the 131 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of the Ozarks received 1,855 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.6% annual growth. Out of those 1,855 applicants, 931 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.2% acceptance rate.

There were 824 students enrolled at University of the Ozarks in 2019, and 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of the Ozarks has an overall enrollment yield of 22.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
931
Accepted Out of 1,855

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of the Ozarks was 50.2% (931 admissions from 1,855 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 52.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.6%, while admissions declined by -1.59%.

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SAT Scores

15%
Submission Percentage
31
Scores Submitted

15% of enrolled first-time students at University of the Ozarks in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of the Ozarks has a total enrollment of 824 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Ozarks is 813 students and the part-time enrollment is 11. This means that 98.7% 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 44.3% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 6.67% Black or African American, 3.76% Two or More Races, 0.85% Asian, 0.85% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.121% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of the Ozarks in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (23.2%), followed by White Female (20.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the Ozarks, both undergraduate and graduate, is 824 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Ozarks is 813 and the part-time enrollment is 11. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at University of the Ozarks are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2019 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 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
  1. White
    365
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    93
  3. Black or African American
    55

The enrolled student population at University of the Ozarks is 44.3% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 6.67% Black or African American, 3.76% Two or More Races, 0.85% Asian, 0.85% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.121% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 52 students (6.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 14 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 (96 degrees awarded). There were 6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the Ozarks is General Biological Sciences (23 degrees awarded), followed by Public Health Education & Promotion (21 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (15 degrees).

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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees), and Biology (23 degrees).

Workforce

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 (435,280 people), Physicians (423,206 people), Other managers (358,398 people), Postsecondary teachers (234,081 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (196,202 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Ozarks are Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), History (3 degrees), and Social Sciences (16 degrees).

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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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at University of the Ozarks are Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), History (3 degrees), and Social Sciences (16 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the Ozarks are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (548,672 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (541,178 people), Elementary & secondary schools (534,213 people), Legal services (332,486 people), and Computer Systems Design (239,588 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Ozarks are Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (7 degrees), Biology (23 degrees), History (3 degrees), and Social Sciences (16 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 23 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 15 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the Ozarks was General Biological Sciences with 23 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

76
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
90
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 76 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Ozarks, which is 0.844 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (90).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 14 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Ozarks in Public Health Education & Promotion, which is 2 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 16 degrees were awarded to women at University of the Ozarks in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.29 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 38% 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, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of the Ozarks is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    96 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the Ozarks is white (96 degrees awarded). There were 6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

3.61% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    48 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    48 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of the Ozarks is white male (48 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (48 degrees).

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Operations

University of the Ozarks has an endowment valued at nearly $115M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.45M (4.74%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, University of the Ozarks had a total salary expenditure of $23.8M. University of the Ozarks employs 17 Professors, 17 Assistant professors, and 9 Instructors. Most academics at University of the Ozarks are Male Professors (12), Male Assistant professors(11), and Female Associate professors (6).

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 22 employees, and Management with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$115M
2019 Endowment
0.209%
growth from 2018

University of the Ozarks has an endowment valued at about $115M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the Ozarks grew 0.209% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $74.4M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $487k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of the Ozarks received $487k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.78M
2019 Salaries
9.77%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of the Ozarks paid a median of $8.78M in salaries, which represents 36.9% of their overall expenditure ($23.8M) and a 9.77% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.385% decline from 2017 and a 2.95% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.02M
Instructional Salaries
50
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of the Ozarks paid a total of $3.02M to 50 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the Ozarks were Professor with 17 employees; Assistant professor with 17 employees; and Assistant professor with 9 employees.

In 2019, 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 22 employees; and Management with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the Ozarks was Male Professor with 12 employees, Male Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Female Associate professor with 6 employees.

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

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