Ozark Christian College

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Ozark Christian College
Ozark Christian College logo.jpg
MottoTraining men and women for Christian service.
TypePrivate Christian college
Established1985 merger; 1942 (Ozark Bible College); 1946 (Midwest Christian College)
Religious affiliation
Restoration Movement of Christian churches and churches of Christ
PresidentMatt Proctor
Location, ,
United States

37°06′13″N 94°30′40″W / 37.10350°N 94.51102°W / 37.10350; -94.51102Coordinates: 37°06′13″N 94°30′40″W / 37.10350°N 94.51102°W / 37.10350; -94.51102
Colors         Navy and white

Ozark Christian College is a private evangelical Christian college in Joplin, Missouri. It is affiliated with the Restoration Movement of Christian churches and churches of Christ.


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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ "Listing of Ozark Christian College". The Association for Biblical Higher Education. 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-24.

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