Cox College

  • 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 919 students (51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.

Top Rankings

Cox College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Missouri for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Cox College(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions SchoolsAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty79 staff62 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cox College has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The Cox College diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has declined by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment919 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:124:1
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# Full-Time Students471 students638 students
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# Part-Time Students448 students1,063 students
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# Undergraduate Students363 students638 students
# Graduate Students108 students35 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
4%
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% Black
2%
10%
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% White
85%
58%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
% Unknown races
4%
20%
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Diversity Score0.270.61
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,900$31,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $10,150 is less than the state average of $13,541. The private state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$10,150$13,541
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$21,000$11,083
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,675
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Acceptance Rate100%95%
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ACT Composite2222
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ACT English2121
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ACT Math2121
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Source: 2019 (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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