Cox College

Tel: (417)269-3401
910 students
Private not-for-profit
Cox College is a student-centered college dedicated to preparing culturally competent health care providers committed to serving their communities, their professions, and transforming the future of health care.
School Highlights:
Cox College serves 910 students (44.51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 37%.
Cox College is one of 6 community colleges within Greene County, MO.
The nearest community college is Ozarks Technical Community College (0.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 99 teachers has grown by 160% over five years.
College Cox College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 99 staff
61 staff
Cox College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 910 teachers has grown by 108% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 40% over five years.
Total Enrollment 910 students 1,296 students
Cox College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
Cox College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 405 students
810 students
Cox College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 505 students
1,036 students
Cox College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Cox College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 390 students 798 students
# Graduate Students 15 students 23 students
Cox College Graduation BreakDown  Community College Average Graduation BreakDown
% Asian
Cox College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Cox College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Cox College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Cox College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Cox College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.06 0.53
Cox College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $10,376 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,376 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $10,376 $5,694
Cox College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,376 $10,252
Cox College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
Cox College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 90%
Cox College Percent Admitted (2008-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Cox College of Nursing and Health Sciences is a single purpose specialized private college and affiliate of CoxHealth. The college provides integrated, comprehensive educational programs that prepare graduates for a changing health care environment. Cox College of Nursing and Health Sciences is a private College of 700 students near the center of Springfield, Missouri. The College offers ASN and BSN degrees in Nursing, certificates in Medical Transcription and Medical Coding, interaction with faculty in small classes, diverse student practical experience with CoxHealth, and student leadership opportunities. Lester L. Cox College of Nursing and Health Sciences evolved from a proud tradition in diploma nursing education. Burge School of Nursing, established at the Burge Deaconess Hospital in 1907, was known for its high standard of nursing education and the quality of its graduates. In April 1994 the Board of Directors of CoxHeatlh voted to name the College for its longtime Chairman, Lester L. Cox. More than 2,500 nurses graduated from Burge, with the final graduation held in June 1996. In 1989, the administration and faculty of the Burge School of Nursing initiated planning to transition from the hospital-based diploma school to a degree-granting institution of higher education. The need for transition was validated by the nationwide move to redesign nursing care into efficient, cost-effective delivery systems and the need to provide a program more responsive to the needs of the adult learner. Cox College of Nursing and Health Sciences is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN) has approved both the Associate and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs.

Nearby Schools:

Recent Articles
November 05, 2015
More and more, students are choosing to go to community college over traditional four-year universities but community colleges still have a bad reputation. Learn why in this informative article.
September 15, 2015
While study abroad has long been considered an option only for students at four-year colleges and universities, there are actually many options for community college students who would like to experience studying in another country.
August 06, 2015
Recently, a measure passed that allows community colleges in California to offer 4 year degrees. Until now such offerings have been the sole province of other institutions. Now, the game has changed.
Did You Know?
For Springfield private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,037 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Springfield community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.15, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Springfield is Bryan University (Springfield). Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.