Cox College

Tel: (417)269-3401
  • 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 5 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 23% over five years.
Cox College(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty79 staff25 staff
Cox College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 807 has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same 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 446% over five years.
Total Enrollment807 students1,147 students
Cox College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio10:128:1
Cox College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students390 students514 students
Cox College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students417 students633 students
Cox College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Cox College Enrollment Breakdown MO All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students344 students582 students
# Graduate Students46 students4 students
Cox College Graduation BreakDown MO All Graduation Breakdown
% Asian
Cox College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Cox College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Cox College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Cox College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Cox College More (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
Cox College Ethnicity Breakdown MO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.320.51
Cox College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,900$31,200
Cox College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $10,150 is less than the state average of $13,154. The private state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$10,150$13,154
Cox College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
Cox College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$21,963$12,874
Cox College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,000
Cox College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate55%81%
Cox College Percent Admitted (2009-2016)
ACT Total Avg.64-
ACT Composite22-
Cox College ACT Composite (2009-2010)
ACT English21-
Cox College ACT English (2009-2010)
ACT Math21-
Cox College ACT Math (2009-2010)
Source: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
Springfield community colleges have a diversity score of 0.32, 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.