• 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 975 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 975 students
  • Private-state tuition: $10,150
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 14%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Cox College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 102 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
Cox College
(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
102 staff
139 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cox College has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
The Cox College diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
975 students
2,348 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
508 students
1,145 students
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# Part-Time Students
467 students
1,203 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
581 students
213 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
392 students
1,145 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
116 students
11 students
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MO All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
350 students
908 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
117 students
13 students
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MO All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
204 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
4%
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% Black
2%
7%
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% White
86%
62%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Unknown races
5%
21%
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Diversity Score
0.26
0.56
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
34%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.03%
1.12%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,900
$30,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $10,150 is less than the state average of $14,548. The private state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$10,150
$14,548
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$20,000
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
100%
90%
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SAT Reading
n/a
525
SAT Math
n/a
475
SAT Writing
n/a
510
ACT Composite
22
22
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ACT English
21
21
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ACT Math
21
21
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cox College cost?

Cox College's private state tuition is approximately $10,150.

What schools are Cox College often compared to?

Cox Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Bryan University - Springfield by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of Cox College?

The acceptance rate of Cox College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 90%.

What is Cox College's ranking?

Cox College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Missouri for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 975 students
  • Private-state tuition: $10,150
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 14%
  • Source: Verified school update

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