Melbourne, AR 72556
Ozarka College is one of the 22 public 2-year colleges in Arkansas. Its campus is small in size and located in the rural town of Melbourne. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.
Every year 31% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
Ozarka College's in-state tuition for 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|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Offered
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|
01/01/1996 - Current
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/year
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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Arkansas Nurses Foundation provides research grant for nurses who hold an Arkansas Nursing license and graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.
Applicant must be a non-traditional nursing student attending East Arkansas Community College.
Applicant must be enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing.
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.