Official spring enrollment reaches more than 13,000 at Ozarks Technical Community College

Official spring enrollment reaches more than 13,000 at Ozarks Technical Community College

Thursday, February 17, 2011

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Mark Miller
College Director of Communication 417.447.2655 millerm@otc.edu
Laura French
Coordinator of Public Information 417.447.2659 frenchl@otc.edu

The official federal census numbers are in for the spring 2011 semester, and the Ozarks Technical Community College system has grown once again.  A total of 13,617 students enrolled this fall, up 9.9 percent from the spring of 2010. 

“Our student population continues to grow, which means that more citizens of southwest Missouri are getting the training they need to move forward in their jobs, or to start a new career,” said Dr. Hal Higdon, president of the College.  “It is more clear than it has ever been that the programs offered at OTC are needed in our community.”

The breakout of enrollment among Ozarks Technical Community College’s six locations is as follows:

Campus/Education Center Students Percentage Growth
Springfield Campus 9,256 4.4 percent
Richwood Valley Campus 1,141 20.4 percent
Lebanon Education Center 546 26.7 percent
Branson Education Center 429 12.3 percent
Waynesville Education Center 307 51.2 percent
OTC Online 1,938 24.1 percent
                                    Total 13,617 9.9 percent

 

However, a total of 4,490 students are taking at least one online class.  The College offers a wide variety of online courses, or students can earn one of five degrees entirely through the OTC Online program.