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Ozarka College Ranks Among Best Community Colleges in the U.S.

Published on October 11, 2017

Ozarka College recently received notification from that Ozarka has been ranked as the 36th best community college in the United States! Not only did Ozarka College stand out in both quality and affordability among the more than 1,400 two-year colleges across the country, the College also received the highest rated value score in the state of Arkansas.'s website explains that criteria such as loan default rates, graduation rates, and financial aid data are considered when developing a value score. "When calculating the rankings, we use the most recent data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Run by the US Department of Education, IPEDS offers reliable and accurate insight into affordability, academic pedigree, and online/distance learning programs. Using IPEDS data, we developed a 1-10 rating system which informs the order of our rankings. "

The top ranking college earned a value score of 8.32 out of 10, and Ozarka was just a few points under with a 5.93. Katelyn Whitaker, Public Relations Coordinator at said, "Our goal at is to help prospective students find schools and programs that match their educational interests while still being affordable. "

Dr. Richard Dawe, President at Ozarka College, shared, "We are proud of this national ranking among so many outstanding colleges. This further demonstrates that students can find outstanding value in exceptional programs near home. "

For more information about the variety of quality and affordable degree programs available at Ozarka College, please call 870.368.2024 or email: To view's list in its entirety, please visit:

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