Ozarks Technical Community College Overview
Located in Springfield, Missouri, Ozarks Technical Community College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Ozarks Technical Community College Known For?
- The associate's degree is the highest award offered at OTC.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 20% of the faculty were full-time.
Ozarks Technical Community College Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
OTC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#46||Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#61||Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#118||Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at OTC.
Where Is Ozarks Technical Community College?
Contact details for OTC are given below.
|Address:||1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65802|
How Do I Get Into OTC?
You can apply to OTC online at: https://www.otc.edu/FORMS/students/application.php
Can I Afford Ozarks Technical Community College?
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At OTC, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $1,548 a year. That adds up to $6,192 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at OTC is 18.4%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.
Ozarks Technical Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 5,430 full-time undergraduates at OTC, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ozarks Technical Community College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||131|
|Hispanic or Latino||325|
Over 23 countries are represented at OTC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, South Korea, and China.
Online Learning at Ozarks Technical Community College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at OTC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 9th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of OTC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ozarks Technical Community College was -1.3%. This is the #2,285 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at OTC regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of OTC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||9%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at OTC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at OTC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Health Professions||#31|
|Dental Support Services||#36|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#199|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#349|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Ozarks Technical Community College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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