Jones Learning Center


The Jones Learning Center is a comprehensive support program for students who learn differently.

The JLC is designed to serve students with documented learning disabilities, Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with average or above average intellectual abilities. Students who will benefit from the services of the JLC, and be successful at Ozarks, are able to think critically but need additional support to demonstrate their knowledge in a traditional academic environment.



University of the Ozarks has been ranked as one of the “50 Best Disability Friendly Colleges and Universities” in the country by the online publication College Choice.

According to College Choice, the rankings “highlight universities that have strong programming and solid support services for students with needs including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), visual and hearing impairment and those with physical needs that require special access, accommodations, service animals and/or alternative transportation.”

The publication praised Ozarks’ Jones Learning Center, which was established in 1971 as one of the first programs in the country to assist college students with learning disabilities, for having a comprehensive fee-based program that helps students with learning disabilities, AD/HD, and ASD.

“We are extremely pleased to once again be recognized nationally for the work we are doing to help students with learning disabilities succeed academically and build brighter futures,” said Julia Frost, director of the JLC. “With dedicated academic support coordinators, access to program specialists and tutors, technology assistance, and a low student-to-staff ratio, the Jones Learning Center offers more services than any other collegiate program of its kind in the nation.”


Admission Criteria

JLC students are University of the Ozarks students who have a diagnosed learning disability, AD/HD , or ASD and are also able to pursue challenging college coursework in a uniquely supportive environment. Each application for admission to Ozarks and to JLC is reviewed individually. We recognize the value of individual strengths and acknowledge that these strengths are not always captured in a single test score or in a student’s college or high school grade point average.

Cost & Aid

We know college is a huge financial decision and it’s one you should take seriously. College is an investment in how you want to live the rest of your life. It impacts your professional choices, your future income, and your personal life.

Ozarks can provide the foundation for a meaningful life at an affordable price. We work with each student to find a way to make it work.

Discover how the cost of attendance can get substantially lower when Ozarks helps you with making college affordable. We can also help you know the jargon, so you can better navigate the world of financial aid. And, you may qualify for tax deductions for JLC fees.



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