RANKINGS & ACCREDITATIONS

RANKINGS

University of the Ozarks is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s yearly edition of America’s Best Colleges. Rankings are not our goal; however, they are a fruit of the hard work being done. Thusly, we are proud of our accomplishments.

Ozarks Rankings

U of O President Richard Dunsworth’s thoughts on the acknowledgments:

“The university is committed to its mission, ‘True to our Christian heritage, we prepare students from diverse religious, cultural, educational and economic backgrounds to live life fully. Receiving the No 1 ranking of ‘Great Schools, Great Prices’ is wonderful recognition of the work being done to deliver on the mission and to prepare students to live life fully. Our graduates will live and work in an ever increasingly diverse, multicultural and multinational world. We believe creating a multinational campus in the Natural State is not only a great extension of our mission, but it’s also preparing our students to be able to compete in a global economy.”

The publication’s 12 -state South Region consists of primarily undergraduate colleges and universities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia.

https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings

ACCREDITATIONS

Accredited institutions must maintain compliance with the standards established by the accrediting organization in regard to institutional operations, institutional mission and purpose, governance, and academic quality, for example. Accredited institutions must participate in periodic self-assessments and review by the accrediting group to be sure high quality is maintained over time.

UNIVERSITY ACCREDITATION

University of the Ozarks is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org

EDUCATION PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

The Department of Education in the Division of Business, Communications, and Education at University of the Ozarks is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs at the university. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
(202) 466-7496
http://www.ncate.org

Education Program Accreditation

The Division of Education at University of the Ozarks is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), http://www.caepnet.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs at the university. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

 Accreditation Reports

2015-2016 Novice Teacher Survey
2015 Praxis Test Pass Rates
2013-2014 Novice Teacher Survey
Graduate Supervisor Survey Information
Graduate Survey Information from University of the Ozarks
Graduate Survey Information from AR Department of Education
2011-2012 Novice Teacher Survey
Mean Cumulative GPA
Pass Rates on Content Licensure Exams


WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO

President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Rotaract mission trip embodies University values

One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.

For nearly 200 years

The University of the Ozarks has been providing students the courage to be who they are and the freedom to be something more, assisting them on their journey to live a full life.