1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 11,762 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 11,762 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,924
  • Out-state tuition: $5,064
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Ozarks Technical Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 969 teachers has grown by 157% over five years.
Ozarks Technical Community College
(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
969 staff
102 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Ozarks Technical Community College has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The Ozarks Technical Community College diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,762 students
1,850 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
5,430 students
680 students
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# Part-Time Students
6,332 students
1,170 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
184 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
5%
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% Black
3%
10%
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% White
81%
60%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
19%
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Diversity Score
0.34
0.59
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College Completion Rate
29%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,200
$30,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,924 is less than the state average of $4,978. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,064 is less than the state average of $6,468. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,924
$4,978
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,064
$6,468
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,096
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
83%
SAT Reading
n/a
525
SAT Math
n/a
475
SAT Writing
n/a
510
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 11,762 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,924
  • Out-state tuition: $5,064
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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