Located on a spacious 60-acre campus in the city of Joplin in southwest Missouri, Ozark Christian College is not far from Kansas City, Fayetteville, Branson and Tulsa. Founded as Ozark Bible College in 1942, Ozark began with only 16 students.
Today, over 15,000 students and nearly 75 years later, Ozark's mission remains the same: we train men and women for Christian service. In fact, over 90% of our graduates enter some kind of ministry.
OCC's high academic caliber is thanks to exceptional professors and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Online Learning students, too, receive the same outstanding Bible and ministry training while they serve off campus. With over 50 required hours of Bible classes, Ozark students are grounded in the knowledge and practice of Scripture.
Ozark athletics holds several national and regional championships among our five varsity sports teams. Intramural sports, too, let all students compete and have fun. Ozark's arts programs offer opportunities for music, drama and more, and our close proximity to more than a dozen parachurch organizations like Christ In Youth, Good News Productions International and Rapha House gives students a chance to learn from even more kingdom leaders.
Much has changed in 75 years. But at Ozark Christian College, our mission will always remain the same. It's a simple statement with profound, eternal impact: we train men and women for Christian service.
For more information on Ozark Christian College, please visit www.occ.edu.
Raising children is challenging, and it’s even more difficult when you don’t have the resources you need. Since 1957, we’ve been partnering with families to give kids love, education, and healing in a beautiful setting. Each member of our team works to give children the best chance to live a mature life. It’s not guaranteed, but we exhaust every option to give them the best opportunity possible.
In 1957 we opened our doors and hearts to kids in need of stability and love. What began as a single home and a staff of four, is now a beautiful estate with nine homes, a staff of 65, an ACSI accredited private Christian school, rec center, grocery store, and horse stables. Over the years, our responsibilities have grown, but the mission remains the same.