Apr 26, 2021

College of the Ozarks named by The Princeton Review as one of The Best Value Colleges in the nation

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks was named among 200 of The Best Value Colleges for 2021 by The Princeton Review. Of more than 650 schools The Princeton Review surveyed for this year's project, 200 made the overall Best Value Colleges list for 2021. This list is presented alphabetically.

The 200 schools that made the 2021 rankings for The Best Value Colleges all share three exceptional features: stellar academics, affordable cost, strong career prospects for graduates.

The ratings are based on analyses that review more than 40 data points. They cover academic offerings, cost/financial aid, career placement services, graduation rates, and student debt as well as alumni salary levels and job satisfaction. Information on The Best Value Colleges ranking methodology is at https://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/best-value-colleges/methodology

"The colleges that we designate as our 'Best Values' this year are truly a select group: they comprise only about 1.2% of the four-year undergraduate institutions in the U.S.," said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review. 

College of the Ozarks was ranked among five other Missouri schools including: Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Truman State University in Kirksville, William Jewell College in Liberty, as well as St. Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis.