Ozarks Technical Community College

1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
Tel: (417)447-7500
14,396 students
Public institution
Ozarks Technical Community College is a two-year institution of higher learning that offers a wide variety of academic courses designed to transfer to colleges and universities, technical programs that provide skills and training to enter the workforce, and health certificates and degrees to enter the growing health field which offers competitive salaries. There are numerous benefits of starting your educational endeavors at a community college such as personal attention, small classroom sizes, affordable tuition rates, state-of-the-art technology, and the success of many of our alumni. We are here to help you achieve your educational objectives.
School Highlights
Ozarks Technical Community College serves 14,396 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 33%.
Ozarks Technical Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Greene County, MO.
The nearest community college is Bryan University (Springfield) (0.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 464 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
College Ozarks Technical Community College (MO) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 464 staff
24 staff

Student Body

The student population of 14,396 has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has declined by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment 14,396 students 580 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
28:1
# Full-Time Students 6,513 students
396 students
# Part-Time Students 7,883 students
501 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
1%
% Hispanic
2%
3%
% Black
2%
9%
% White
91%
67%
% Unknown races
2%
19%
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. 0.17 0.51

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,324 is less than the state average of $3,690. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,224 is less than the state average of $4,950. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,324 $3,690
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,224 $4,950
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
94%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • At the beginning of Ozarks Technical Community College's second decade, there are many success stories that could be told — stories of new beginnings, dreams realized, goals accomplished. These stories are not fictitious; they are the real-life experiences of our students. The 18 year-old embarking on his first career, the single mother working toward a better life for her family, or the factory worker who suddenly found himself without a job. It is our desire to see our students succeed that keeps OTC constantly moving forward, constantly adapting to the educational and job training needs of the community. Short-term, affordable education has opened doors for thousands of southwest Missourians since 1991, and we anticipate serving a growing number in the years to come. At OTC our focus is on you, the student. Our wide variety of technical and general education programs can provide you with the skills you need to succeed in your lifetime endeavors. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to giving you the personal attention you need to attain your educational goals. Small class sizes, hands-on learning, and highly skilled instructors give you the advantage in the classroom and on the job. The Continuing Education Department serves the business community and general public in the college service region by offering non-credit learning opportunities to those seeking workforce training and skills development. Continuing Education offers fantastic opportunities for adults ages 16 to 100 (or older) to learn new skills in areas of foreign language, culinary, gardening, music and much more. The Youth Community School offers classes for children ages 3-16 in music, art, dance, computers, foreign languages, and much more.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 322 students | 0.50 Mi4255 Nature Center Way
    Springfield MO 65804
    (417)862-5700
    0.50322
  • Cox College
    Private not-for-profit
    807 students | 0.80 Mi1423 N Jefferson
    Springfield MO 65802
    (417)269-3401
    0.80807
  • Everest College-Springfield
    Private for-profit
    232 students | 2.60 Mi1010 W Sunshine
    Springfield MO 65807
    (417)864-7220
    2.60232
  • 166 students | 4.20 Mi3216 S. National Ave
    Springfield MO 65807
    (417)877-4800
    4.20166
  • 348 students | 5.00 Mi3850 South Campbell
    Springfield MO 65807
    (417)831-8116
    5.00348
Did You Know?
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 0.31, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Springfield is Bryan University (Springfield). Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.