Cox College

Tel: (417)269-3401
807 students
Private, non-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 807 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 33%.
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 79 teachers has grown by 27% over five years.
Cox College (MO) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 79 staff 24 staff
Cox College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 807 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has grown by 300% over five years.
Total Enrollment 807 students 580 students
Cox College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 28:1
Cox College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 390 students 396 students
Cox College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 417 students 501 students
Cox College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Cox College Enrollment Breakdown MO All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 344 students 514 students
# Graduate Students 46 students 4 students
Cox College Graduation BreakDown MO All Graduation Breakdown
% Asian
1%
1%
Cox College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
2%
3%
Cox College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
1%
9%
Cox College Black (2006-2014)
% White
81%
67%
Cox College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Cox College More (2013-2014)
% Unknown races
14%
19%
Cox College Ethnicity Breakdown MO All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.32 0.51
Cox College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $12,293 is less than the state average of $13,610. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $12,293 $13,610
Cox College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 94%
Cox College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Percent Admitted 55% 81%
Cox College Percent Admitted (2008-2014)
Source: 2014 (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.

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For Springfield private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,320 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 0.30, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Springfield is Bryan University (Springfield). Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.