Ozarka College

Melbourne, AR 72556

Located in Melbourne, Arkansas, Ozarka College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 years to complete.

Ozarka College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Ozarka College's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $2,112 and fees $664. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,464 and $664 respectively.


Campus LocaleRural: Remote
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. LPN

    The Ozarka College LPN program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. 

    The program is offered for 3 semesters and it take 18 months to complete. It begins in January and its only avilable in Melbourne Campus. The college also offers two 11 months programs at its Ash Flat and Mountain View Campuses.

    Clinical experience for this program will be in a range of clinical setting in the four county area.

    Basic Admission Requirements:

    1. Official high school or college transcripts or GED
    2. Proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella.
    3. ACT, SAT, ASSET or Compass assessment.
    4. submit to a criminal background check

    Applications for January enrollment at the Melbourne Campus are accepted between the 1st of September and the 1st of November.

    The application period for classes beginning in August at all campuses is between the 1st of February and the 1st of April.

    Graduates from the program are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN) after completing classes to be licensed to practice.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 89
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 68
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 44

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Ozarka College

University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville
23.83 miles away
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
33.41 miles away
Missouri State University-West Plains
46.76 miles away
Arkansas State University-Newport
48.75 miles away
Black River Technical College
54.26 miles away
North Arkansas College
67.4 miles away
Arkansas State University-Beebe
67.56 miles away
University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton
76.68 miles away
Pulaski Technical College
90.62 miles away
East Arkansas Community College
94.43 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1996 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$6,543
30k to 48k$6,249
48k to 75k$7,198
75k to 110k--
Over 110k--
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $88.00 $186.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Arkansas Nurses Foundation Research Grant

Arkansas Nurses Foundation provides research grant for nurses who hold an Arkansas Nursing license and graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. 

Ginny Blankenship Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a non-traditional nursing student attending East Arkansas Community College.

Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing.

More scholarships

Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing
Ozarka College
218 College Dr
Melbourne, AR 72556

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