Ozarka College is one of the twenty-two public 2-year colleges in Arkansas. The campus is located in a rural area, in Melbourne.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,186 students attend the school. Every year 31% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Ozarka College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,160, and fees were $772. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $4,512 and $772 respectively.
|Campus LocaleRemote Rural|
|Number of Students1,186|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
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:
- Official high school or college transcripts or GED
- Proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella.
- ACT, SAT, ASSET or Compass assessment.
- 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 (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||7||64|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
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Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$90/credit|
|In State Students||$90/credit|
|Out of State Students||$188/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of Ozarka College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||18%||$205|
|State Grant & Scholarships||39%||$1,633|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||30%||$1,854|
|Federal Student Loans||22%||$3,610|
$5,716Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$4,966|
|$30,001 to $48,000$5,965|
|$48,001 to $75,000$6,491|
|$75,001 to $110,000$7,312|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.