In 1971, the Harvey and Bernice Jones Learning Center became a part of one of the oldest universities west of the Mississippi River when the center opened its doors at the University of the Ozarks. The Jones Learning Center was the first program in the country designed specifically to help students with learning disabilities at the college level.
The Jones Learning Center and Ozarks have proven to be a perfect match. The University's small student body provides students with learning disabilities, AD/HD, or ASD the opportunity to be fully integrated into campus life. As an academic support unit of the University, the Center offers enhanced services to students who show potential for success in a competitive academic environment. Students enrolled in the Jones Learning Center program follow an academic plan designed specifically for them. Each plan is based on information gathered during the application process, which includes an on-campus evaluation.
An Ozarks education begins with a firm foundation in the liberal arts. This time-honored educational process prepares students not only for success in the job market, but also for success in life as critical thinkers, able communicators, and thoughtful decision makers...adults who recognize education as an on-going, life-long process in a fast-moving world.
The Jones Learning Center is designed to serve students who demonstrate average or above average intellectual abilities as measured by one of the Wechsler intelligence scales. Students who will benefit from the services of the JLC and be successful at Ozarks are able to understand college-level material but need additional support to demonstrate their knowledge in a traditional academic environment.