Official summer enrollment nearly 5,000 at Ozarks Technical Community College

Official summer enrollment nearly 5,000 at Ozarks Technical Community College

Monday, June 20, 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 summer 2011 semester, and the Ozarks Technical Community College system has grown once again.  A total of 4,730 students enrolled this summer, up 8.6 percent from the summer of 2010. 

“More and more students are taking advantage of the summer semester, using every opportunity to move their education forward,” said Dr. Hal Higdon, president of the College.  “Though the distribution of students between our physical locations and online courses has shifted, we are still seeing dramatic growth for the College as a whole.”

The breakout of enrollment among Ozarks Technical Community College’s six locations is indicated in the chart below.  However, a total of 2,433 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.

Campus/Education Center Students Percent Growth
Springfield Campus 2,047 1.2 percent
Richwood Valley Campus 202 -9.7 percent
Lebanon Education Center 138 -7.6 percent
Branson Education Center 133 15.1 percent
Waynesville Education Center 110 52.7 percent
OTC Online 2,100 19.4 percent
                                        Total 4,730 8.6 percen