Ozarks Technical Community College

1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
Tel: (417)447-7500
14,796 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 14,796 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
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 385 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
College Ozarks Technical Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 385 staff
61 staff
Ozarks Technical Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 14,796 has grown by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.21 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 75% over five years.
Total Enrollment 14,796 students 1,296 students
Ozarks Technical Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1
Ozarks Technical Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 7,002 students
814 students
Ozarks Technical Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,794 students
1,040 students
Ozarks Technical Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Ozarks Technical Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Ozarks Technical Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Ozarks Technical Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Ozarks Technical Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Ozarks Technical Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Ozarks Technical Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Ozarks Technical Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Ozarks Technical Community 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. 0.21 0.68
Ozarks Technical Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,576 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,560 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,576 $5,660
Ozarks Technical Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,560 $10,250
Ozarks Technical Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
Ozarks Technical Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

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Did You Know?
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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 0.29, 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.