Cox College

Tel: (417)269-3401
904 students
Private not-for-profit

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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 904 students (40% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Cox College is one of 6 community colleges within Greene County, MO.
The nearest community college is Ozarks Technical Community College (0.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Cox College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 904 teachers has grown by 96% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 0:1 has decreased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 40% over five years.
Total Enrollment
904 students
1,287 students
Cox College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
363 students
832 students
Cox College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 541 students
1,021 students
Cox College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Cox College sch enrollment Cox College sta enrollment
# Undergraduate Students 822 students 1,269 students
# Graduate Students 82 students 42 students
Cox College sch graduate Cox College sta graduate
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
-
2%
Cox College Asian (2006-2011)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
-
7%
Cox College Hispanic (2006-2011)
% Black
2%
12%
Cox College Black (2006-2012)
% White
97%
66%
Cox College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Cox College sch ethnicity Cox College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Cox College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $12,293 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,293 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $12,293 $5,890
Cox College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,293 $10,050
Cox College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 50%
78%
Cox College Percent Admitted (2008-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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