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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

June 25, 2018

College of the Ozarks ranks No. 1 in Top Most Affordable Small Colleges

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks was ranked No. 1 in a listing of the Top 20 Most Affordable Small Colleges by Student Loan Hero.

“At a time when student loan debt is skyrocketing, we are proud to be unique,” said C of O President Jerry C. Davis. “Since 1906, we have provided an education for students willing to work. It pays off, as we develop citizens of Christ-like character who are well-educated, hardworking, patriotic…and debt free!”

Student Loan Hero ranked the most affordable small colleges in the country by comparing the tuition, fees, and average student debt at schools with graduating classes of 500 students or fewer. CNBC published the list on May 29 on their website.

To see the full list online, visit

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2018. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


06.25.18 – Valorie Coleman


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