Ozarks' History: University of the Ozarks, 1987-Present

In 1987 the institution changed its name to University of the Ozarks.

Today, Ozarks offers a broad curriculum with a strong emphasis on the liberal arts. The university is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Sixteen buildings on the campus house the institution's programs. Groundbreaking for the new Walton Fine Arts Center took place on October 28, 1984, the College's 150th birthday, and the University dedicated two other new buildings - Robson Library and the Boreham Business Building - in 1996. In 1997, Ozarks was the recipient of a $39.5 million gift from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, the largest single gift in the history of Arkansas for a private college. The gift kicked off the university's $55 million PRIDE & PROMISE campaign.

Today, more than 175 years after its inception in a frontier setting, University of the Ozarks continues its long-standing mission of education and service in a Christian environment.