As a whole, the University of the Ozarks is very diverse. Ozarks has students from 19 states and 22 foreign countries. A little more than 50 percent of Ozarks students are from Arkansas, about 15 percent from Texas and about 5 percent from Oklahoma. Students have even come from as far away as California and Vermont.
In terms of international students, 13 percent of the student body is from Mexico and countries in Central America, and 3 percent of the student body comes from countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Students come from different economic, political, and religious backgrounds. The campus is tolerant of a variety of learning, physical, and mental disabilities, as well. Faculty and staff try extra hard to accommodate all of the special necessities of the students at the University. Everyone is understanding and embraces differences within the school.