ATU-Ozark’s Medical Assisting Named Best In Arkansas for 2019

Students in the Medical Assisting program are seen standing on the steps of the library

The Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus Medical Assisting program has been named #1 in the 7 best Medical Assistant Programs in Arkansas for 2019, by

According to their website, “works tirelessly to provide the most up-to-date information on various aspects of a medical assistant’s education and career, from data on schools to financial aid, from duties to salary and job outlook, you will find every such detail over here. By using [the] website, you can determine whether medical assisting is right for you, and how to put your best foot forward.”

ATU-Ozark’s Medical Assisting Program is housed at Morton Hall, in Russellville, Arkansas. ATU-Ozark offers a two-year program that ranked 92.6 with Medical Assistant Advice.

“You can become a competent medical assistant by completing the 2-year MA program offered at Arkansas Tech University. The 60-credit hour coursework is spread into four semesters (2 fall & 2 spring) and a 5-week summer session which includes clinical practicum and a seminar. Full-time students need to spend 30-36 hours each week on theoretical studies, laboratory training or fieldwork. Graduates can sit for the CMA exam and take their career to next level. Admissions to this program is subject to student’s eligibility, completion of platform coursework with 2.5 GPA or more, and submission of certain forms, applications and other formalities,” stated the website.

The ranking was based on the following criteria:

Factor Weightage
Total Number of Students Enrolled for the Medical Assisting Program 25%
Graduation Rate 20% Ratings and Reviews 15%
Full-Time Retention Rate 15%
Admissions Rate 10%
Average Net Price 10%
Student to Faculty Ratio 5%