True to its Christian heritage, the University of the Ozarks prepares students from diverse religious, cultural, educational and economic backgrounds to live life fully.

Founded in 1834, Ozarks has been on the forefront of social change since its beginning. Ozarks was the first university in Arkansas to accept women in 1875. During the Great Depression, Ozarks allowed students to work in order to continue going to school. In the early 1940s, the campus was used for Navy and Army training. Ozarks was the first traditionally white college to admit African American students in Arkansas in 1957.


• Endowed Scholarships: Our goal is to transform lives, helping students find their passion and excel wherever they go. Providing scholarships is a major step in achieving success for students and ultimately progressing our world.

• Ozarks Annual Fund: All annual unrestricted gifts go directly into the Ozarks Annual Fund to support scholarships and operations for an outstanding Ozarks education.

• Athletic Facilities: Our future initiatives include revitalizing our facilities and adding tennis courts, softball and baseball diamonds, and soccer fields.

415 N. College Ave.
Clarksville, AR 72830
479.979.1410 | ozarks.edu

Employees: 200
Service Area: River Valley Arkansas

University President: Richard Dunsworth