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Branson’s College of the Ozarks

The College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO is one of the country’s preeminent Christian faith based schools. According to the College, it is committed to its mission of providing students with a quality, Christian education to those who may not have the financial holdings to allow such an education. Rather than paying tuition, full time students work on campus.

After students have completed the Work Education Program, the College then meets the entire cost of education, allowing them to graduate debt-free. Branson's College of the Ozarks also does not participate in any federal, state, or private loan programs to encourage students to graduate without any educational debt.

History of the College of the Ozarks

The College of the Ozarks was founded in 1906, as the School of the Ozarks. A junior college was started in 1956, with a four-year program started in 1965. It received its current name in 1990.

Facts and Figures About this Branson College

The College is located at Point Lookout,MO overlooking Lake Taneycomo. The 1,000-acre campus is located 40 miles south of Springfield, near Hollister and Branson. The College employs 83 full-time faculty members, 190 staff members, and offers a student to faculty ratio of 13:1. Here are some of the Bachelors of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees they offer in the following areas of study:

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Biology
  • Business
  • English
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Language
  • Family Studies and Social Services
  • Nursing
  • Music
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Military Science
  • Computer Science
  • History
  • Communication Arts
  • Math/Physics

The College of the Ozarks is also known for its on campus Christian ministries that foster the Christian faith by integrating faith with learning. The ministries help students develop a biblical worldview as well.


Another emphasis of this Branson College is patriotic education. Through campus programs, students are encouraged to gain an “understanding of American heritage, civic responsibility, love of country, and willingness to defend it.” These programs include educational courses, trips to visit historic sites of national importance, and many other activities.


The College has earned numerous awards and accolades, including those from Money Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, and The Princeton Review. It is also fully accredited by several accreditation sources, include the higher Learning Commission, the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and several others.

If you would like more information about the College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO, visit its website at https://www.cofo.edu.

Address: 1 Industrial Pl, Point Lookout, MO 65726
Phone #: (417) 334-6411

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