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College of the Ozarks

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
100 Opportunity Ave
Point Lookout, Missouri 65726
Phone
(417) 334-6411
Email address
admissions@cofo.edu
School Information
Christian values. Character. Hard work. Financial responsibility. These comprise the fundamental building blocks of the "Hard Work U." experience. C of O is committed to its founding mission of providing quality, Christian education to those who are found worthy, but lack resources to obtain such training. Instead of paying tuition, students work campus jobs in exchange for a tuition scholarship. Upon complete participation in the Work Education Program, the College guarantees to meet the entire tuition cost of for students, allowing them the opportunity to graduate debt-free. The College openly discourages debt and does not participate in loan programs. Students with the highest levels of financial need may work during the summer when class is not in session to pay for room and board.
General Information
There is no evidence the College of the Ozarks advocates anti-racism or critical race theory or that students are subject to any required diversity training. The College does not post resources supporting these practices or ideas.

Actions Taken

Symbolic Actions
  • On October 11, 2021, the College of the Ozarks hosted a cultural convocation with Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “to discuss Christianity in today’s culture and Critical Race Theory.”
  • On June 3, 2020, the college's President issued a "Response to Racial Injustice" which stated the following: "Our hearts are heavy as we see the turmoil, violence, and racial injustice happening in our country right now. As Christians we believe that racism is an affront to the value of individuals created in God’s image and to the profound, inherent, and equal dignity of every human life."
Last updated October 3rd, 2023
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