Ozark Christian College
|Motto||Training men and women for Christian service.|
|Type||Private Christian college|
|Established||1985 merger; 1942 (Ozark Bible College); 1946 (Midwest Christian College)|
|Restoration Movement of Christian churches and churches of Christ|
|Colors||Navy and white|
The college's stated purpose is to "train men and women for Christian service" through an undergraduate Bible college education. Coursework focuses almost exclusively on the Bible, ministry training, and related topics. OCC's learning goal is to educate and equip students to become like Christ and serve Christ in leadership ministry. Graduates will be biblically grounded, spiritually matured, culturally engaged, and vocationally prepared. Ozark's training in intercultural studies, worship and creative arts, student and children's ministry, biblical communication, and more equip students with the biblical knowledge, cultural awareness, and vocational skills needed for effective Christian service. A dual degree program with Missouri Southern State University lets students earn two bachelor's degrees — one from each college — to serve in a variety of fields. OCC also offers an entire degree online.
Ozark was granted accreditation by the American Association of Bible Colleges (now the Association for Biblical Higher Education) in 1988, and reaffirmed for ten years in 2009. Ozark also holds regional accreditation candidacy status with the Higher Learning Commission.
Ozark's varsity sports teams are known as the Ambassadors and include men's and women's basketball, men's soccer, women's volleyball, and men's and women's cross country. Athletic teams are members of the Midwest Christian College Conference and the National Christian College Association of Athletics. Intramural sports include Ultimate Frisbee, futsol, volleyball, and basketball. Ozark's Multi-Purpose Building provides a full-size basketball/volleyball floor, indoor walking/running area, weight room, cardio room, racquetball court, locker rooms, and theater seating. The campus also includes outdoor basketball goals, tennis courts, a sand volleyball pit, and a soccer field.