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 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 20%.
Ozarks Technical Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Greene County County, MO.
The nearest community college is Bryan University (Springfield) (0.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 385 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
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
60 staff
Ozarks Technical Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 14,796 teachers has grown by 44% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
14,796 students
1,269 students
Ozarks Technical Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1
21:1
Ozarks Technical Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
7,002 students
810 students
Ozarks Technical Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,794 students
1,017 students
Ozarks Technical Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Ozarks Technical Community College sch enrollment Ozarks Technical Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Ozarks Technical Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Ozarks Technical Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
3%
12%
Ozarks Technical Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
89%
57%
Ozarks Technical Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Ozarks Technical Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Ozarks Technical Community College sch ethnicity Ozarks Technical Community 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. 0.12 0.53
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 $5,740. 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 $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,576 $5,740
Ozarks Technical Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,560 $10,252
Ozarks Technical Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
89%
Source: 2013 (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
  • Springfield Bryan University (Springfield)
    Private for-profit
    4255 Nature Center Way
    Springfield, MO 65804
    (417)862-5700
    0.5  Mi  |  313  students
  • Springfield Cox College
    Private not-for-profit
    1423 N Jefferson
    Springfield, MO 65802
    (417)269-3401
    0.8  Mi  |  910  students
  • Springfield Everest College-Springfield
    Private for-profit
    1010 W Sunshine
    Springfield, MO 65807
    (4.1)786-4722
    2.6  Mi  |  287  students
  • Springfield ITT Technical Institute-Springfield (Springfield - 65807)
    Private for-profit
    3216 S. National Ave
    Springfield, MO 65807
    (417)877-4800
    4.2  Mi  |  228  students
  • Springfield Vatterott College-Springfield
    Private for-profit
    3850 South Campbell
    Springfield, MO 65807
    (417)831-8116
    5  Mi  |  245  students
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