Mission, Vision & Values


Ozarka College provides life-changing experiences through education.


Ozarka College will be the educational resource of choice in our community providing a quality, learning-centered environment that is innovative, responsive, adaptive, and caring.


Our values are the principles, standards, and ideals that form the foundation of our actions. They are the things to which we, as a community of educators, ascribe worth. Our values reveal what we strive for and give us our identity as a college.

  • Learning

    Ozarka College values learning and scholarship for our students, our employees, and the community. We value personal growth and provide access to diverse learning experiences in a technological, supportive environment so that our students can achieve their educational goals. We seek to continuously learn as an organization, promote life-long learning, and be responsive to our changing environment.

  • Caring

    Ozarka College values people and ideas. We respect the dignity and potential of each individual, expressed through fairness, responsiveness, and just treatment for all. We value individual diversity and recognize the unique contributions of all individuals. We promote open and respectful communications and the free exchange of thoughts and ideas.

  • Quality

    Ozarka College strives for excellence and integrity in all we do. We are committed to provide a quality, educational environment, being innovative in our course and program offerings, and maintaining quality in all aspects of our work. We continuously assess to determine avenues for improvement.

  • Community

    Ozarka College values community - both the community we serve and the community we create within. As students, faculty, and staff, we have a responsibility to our community that is expressed through involvement. We actively pursue collaborative partnerships with the community, providing cultural learning opportunities, business outreach, and facilities usage. We value our college community and encourage engagement through participation, collaboration, and communication.