ABOUT THE OZARK CAMPUS
The Ozark Campus offers the highest quality technical education and training in Western Arkansas. Our Associate of Applied Science degrees and technical certificate programs provide students with the knowledge and skills that result in well-paying, challenging careers. The talented faculty, friendly and knowledgeable staff, short length of programs and low cost of attendance make the Ozark Campus a top choice in our service area.
Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus was established in 1965 as Arkansas Valley Vocational Technical School (AVVTS). In 1975, the Arkansas State Board of Education/Vocational Education granted accreditation to AVVTS, making it the first school of its kind in the state to receive that distinction. In 1991, the campus was renamed Arkansas Valley Technical Institute (AVTI). On July 1, 2003, AVTI merged with Arkansas Tech University to become Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus.
The campus, which is more than 26 acres and includes a half-mile exercise path and disc golf course, is located along Arkansas Highway 23 North in Ozark, Arkansas. The city of Ozark, with a population of approximately 3,500, is located on the banks of the Arkansas River and surrounded to the north by the Ozark National Forest and to the south by the Ouachita National Forest. Located to the west of Ozark is the city of Fort Smith, a commercial and industrial center for western Arkansas. To Ozark's northwest are the cities of Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville, collectively known as some of the fastest growing commercial centers in the state. Russellville, home to Arkansas Tech University's main campus and an area of vigorous industrial development, is located to the southeast of Ozark on Interstate 40.
Ozark Campus Mission Statement
(adopted July 1, 2013)
Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, in partnership with the community, will provide a quality educational environment which will enable all students to learn the skills and acquire the knowledge necessary for them to become contributing members in the workforce and in society.
ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY VISION STATEMENT
(adopted October 19, 2016)
Arkansas Tech University: where students succeed, innovation thrives, and communities flourish.
ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY MISSION STATEMENT
(adopted October 19, 2016)
Arkansas Tech University is dedicated to student success, access, and excellence as a responsive campus community providing opportunities for progressive intellectual development and civic engagement. Embracing and expanding upon its technological traditions, Tech inspires and empowers members of the community to achieve their goals while striving for the betterment of Arkansas, the nation, and the world.
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