Official summer enrollment up 11.7% at OTC

Official summer enrollment up 11.7% at OTC

Monday, June 21, 2010

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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

Enrollment at Ozarks Technical Community College continues to grow, with total of 4,351 students enrolled this summer, 11.7 percent higher than the summer of 2009.  While every location has experienced noticeable growth, the majority of students are enrolled at the Springfield campus, which welcomed 2,086 students today, up 8.7 percent from last summer. 

“Our student population continues to grow, and we are pushing the limits of our facilities as we work to meet the students’ needs,” explained Dr. Hal Higdon, president of Ozarks Technical Community College.  “The recently-announced capital improvement plans are more necessary than ever.  When these projects are completed, we will be better prepared to keep up with the demand.”

Enrollment is up by 17.1 percent at the College’s Richwood Valley campus, with 226 students taking classes this summer.  Online enrollment has increased by 11 percent, with 1,675 students taking online classes.  The Branson Education Center is up 22.7 percent, with 119 students, and the Lebanon Education Center is up 35.3 percent with 157 students.  The College’s Waynesville Education Center is up 42.3 percent, with 74 students enrolled for the Center’s second summer semester.