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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?

3,058 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at OTC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 20% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Communications Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Other Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Communications Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Ozarks Technical Community College?

Location of Ozarks Technical Community College

Contact details for OTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: 417-447-7500
Website: www.otc.edu

How Do I Get Into OTC?

You can apply to OTC online at: https://www.otc.edu/FORMS/students/application.php

Ozarks Technical Community College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Ozarks Technical Community College?

56% Take Out Loans
18.4% Loan Default Rate

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

5,430 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,762 undergraduate students at OTC, with 5,430 being full-time and 6,332 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  OTC

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,430 full-time undergraduates at OTC, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  OTC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ozarks Technical Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of OTC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 97
Black or African American 131
Hispanic or Latino 325
White 4,440
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 437

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

2,232 Took All Classes Online
4,928 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,928 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at OTC has changed over the last few years.

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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
Education 9%
Health Professions 8%
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
Marketing #136
Teacher Education Subject Specific #199
Accounting #297
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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,007 0 1,007
Other Health Professions 0 97 247 344
Computer Programming 55 36 53 144
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 37 100 137
Precision Metal Working 0 22 75 97
Human Development & Family Studies 0 31 61 92
Allied Health Professions 12 52 28 92
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 91 0 91
Dental Support Services 0 60 28 88
Culinary Arts 35 29 23 87
Marketing 0 42 42 84
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 83 83
Accounting 0 38 36 74
Communications Technology 0 21 40 61
Computer Systems Networking 0 23 36 59
General Engineering 0 23 33 56
Industrial Production Technology 0 16 34 50
Nursing 0 43 0 43
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 41 0 41
Environmental Control Technology 0 10 29 39
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 15 21 36
Graphic Communications 0 24 10 34
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 13 20 33
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 13 13 26
Horticulture 0 17 8 25
Fire Protection 0 10 13 23
Construction 0 7 15 22
General Biology 0 21 0 21
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 16 16
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 13 0 13
Public Health 0 10 0 10
Social Work 0 9 0 9
Air Transportation 0 8 0 8
Mathematics 0 4 0 4
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 1 3
Chemistry 0 3 0 3
Physical Science Technicians 0 1 1 2
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 1 0 1
Other Precision Production 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 102 1,890 1,066 3,058

References

*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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