Mission, Vision, Goals


The mission of College of the Ozarks is to provide the advantages of a Christian education for youth of both sexes, especially those found worthy, but who are without sufficient means to procure such training.

Vision and Goals

The vision of College of the Ozarks is to develop citizens of Christ-like character who are well-educated, hard-working, and patriotic.
To achieve this vision, the College has Academic, Vocational, Christian, Patriotic and Cultural goals. Even as College of the Ozarks has evolved through secondary and junior college stages to the present four-year liberal arts institution, the fundamental goals have remained the same.

Academic Goal

To provide a sound education, based in the liberal arts.

Vocational Goal

To promote a strong work ethic, encouraging the development of good character and values.

Christian Goal

To foster the Christian faith through the integration of faith with learning, living, and service.

Patriotic Goal

To encourage an understanding of American heritage, civic responsibilities, love of country, and willingness to defend it.

Cultural Goal

To cultivate an appreciation of the fine arts, an understanding of the world, and adherence to high personal standards.

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