- 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.
Cox College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Missouri for:
- Category Attribute
- Selectivity Lowest acceptance rates
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Cox College||(MO) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Private, non-profit||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||79 staff||32 staff|
|Total Enrollment||807 students||1,126 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1||27:1|
|# Full-Time Students||390 students||514 students|
|# Part-Time Students||417 students||612 students|
|# Undergraduate Students||344 students||580 students|
|# Graduate Students||46 students||4 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$39,900||$31,000|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Cox College is Ozarks Technical Community College (0.8 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 14,396 students | 0.80 Mi1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield,  MO  65802
- 322 students | 1.30 Mi4255 Nature Center Way
Springfield,  MO  65804
- 232 students | 3.10 Mi1010 W Sunshine
Springfield,  MO  65807
- 5,710 students | 65.90 Mi601 Laclede Ave
Neosho,  MO  64850
- 2,157 students | 70.20 Mi1515 Pioneer Dr
Harrison,  AR  72601
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.