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Ozarks Technical Community College is a public institution located in Springfield, Missouri. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

5,430 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,939 Avg In-State Tuition

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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
#61 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Trade 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
#7 Most Popular Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Value Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Value Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Most Popular Precision Production Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is 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

Can I Afford OTC?

$3,939 In-State Tuition
56% Take Out Loans
18.4% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time OTC students paid $164 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $210 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,939 $5,040
Fees $824 $824
Books and Supplies $800 $800

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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.


Gender Diversity

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


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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.


This school is the 17th 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 #1,821 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
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 40%

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
Dental Assisting/Assistant #8
Dental Support Services #36
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician #86
Health & Medical Administrative Services #307

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 Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 30 77 107
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 83 83
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 35 22 23 80
Welding Technology/Welder 0 12 65 77
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 46 28 74
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 0 16 34 50
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician 0 10 29 39
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other 0 13 20 33
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 7 23 30
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 12 9 6 27
General Drafting & Design Technology/Technician 0 13 13 26
Surgical Technology/Technologist 0 14 11 25
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 0 24 0 24
General Construction Trades 0 7 15 22
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 0 21 21
Hearing Instrument Specialist 0 9 11 20
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 0 20 0 20
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 0 10 10 20
Occupational Therapist Assistant 0 17 0 17
Other Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians 0 0 16 16
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 15 0 15
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 14 0 14
Biomedical Technology 0 13 0 13
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 0 8 0 8
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 0 7 0 7
Other Precision Production 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 47 336 485 868


*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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