Ozarka ranked 13 among community colleges, nationally

Published on April 29, 2022

Ozarka College has been ranked among the Best Community Colleges in America for 2022 by SmartAsset. Based on their methodology, Ozarka ranked number 13 of 801 community colleges that met the selection criteria.

"We are honored to be ranked among these top 15 high achieving colleges in the nation," said Richard Dawe, Ozarka College president. "This distinction is the direct result of the Ozarka commitment to offering quality education affordably, the dedication of faculty, staff and administration, exceptional student services, and the continuous support of the communities we serve." 

SmartAsset is an online resource for consumer-focused financial information and advice with a mission focused on helping people make smart financial decisions in all aspects of life, including choices for higher education.  The ranking methodology utilized multiple data sources, primarily consisting of government data collections for unbiased, consistent, and reliable information. Important factors in the ranking included student-to-faculty ratio, graduation and transfer rate, and cost of tuition and fees. To learn more about Ozarka's ranking or the study you may visit

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