New heights start with a deeper commitment

For more than 180 years, University of the Ozarks has been a shining light calling successive generations to dig deeper, reach further and pursue their full potential.

But it didn’t happen alone.


It’s taken a substantial investment by those who share our vision to create a place where students get the support they need to succeed – and excel.

With your help, we will build on that commitment, raising $55 million to improve our campus in several key areas. Through Climb Higher: A Campaign for Students, we will fund new scholarships, enhance our exceptional facilities and equip our students with the tools they need to climb higher and achieve more.


What we have achieved together is nothing short of amazing.

And with your help, the Climb Higher Campaign, along with other initiatives, will enable us to make the following essential improvements by 2020 and meet other needs as they arise.

Science and Lab Facilities

Goal: $13 Million

Student Scholarships

Goal: $15 Million

Enrichment Endowments

Goal: $4 Million

Campus Renovations

Goal: $12 Million

Athletic Facilities

Goal: $11 Million


Every donation is one more step closer to our goal. We encourage you to make your gift today, and watch your contributions make a difference and help University of the Ozarks reach unprecedented heights.



Each year, a new group of students arrives at our door. Some from neighboring counties. Others from cities around the world. But no matter where they come from they all start their journey in the same place – on an amazing campus where promise finds purpose. With your help, we will continue to prepare them for the road that lies ahead, inspiring the uncertain, encouraging the brave and providing each student with the foundation they need to achieve their dreams.

Jake Sawyer

Jake Sawyer – English Major

Scholarships made it possible for me to attend Ozarks, where the small class sizes and personal attention from professors have helped me excel. It’s remarkable how much I’ve learned and grown in my first year at Ozarks. The professors here have been so supportive and inspiring. I’m excited to see what the next three years will bring.

Meghan Mansur

 Meghan Mansur – Spanish Major

It’s pretty amazing when I think about the opportunities I’ve had since coming to Ozarks. I’ve grown and learned so much in the last four years. Growing up in Arkansas, I never even considered leaving the country. Now I can’t wait for my next adventure of teaching English in Central and South America. And it’s all because of the scholarship support I received at Ozarks.

Victoria Stiner

Victoria Stiner – Psyschology/ English Major 

The first time I visited Ozarks I fell in love with the University. When I was interviewing for scholarships, I could tell that the professors were genuinely interested in me and what my professional goals and dreams were. That level of interest, care and support has been there from all of my professors throughout my four years at Ozarks.