OTC ranked among nation's best

OTC ranked among nation's best

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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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

Ozarks Technical Community College earned national recognition as one of the nation's Top 100 Associate Degree Producers by Community College Week. The publication analyzed data from more than 1,200 community colleges nationwide to determine its rankings, which appeared in the Aug. 18, 2014 edition of the magazine.

OTC appeared in more top lists than any other college in the state of Missouri. OTC was ranked 36th in the nation among community colleges for associate degrees awarded (the number of degrees awarded by OTC has increased by 43 percent from last year).

Several of OTC's degree programs were highlighted in the publication's list of Top 50 Associate Degrees:

-OTC ranked sixth among community colleges for associate degrees awarded in the field of communication technologies.

-OTC also ranked sixth for associate degrees awarded in the field of education.

-OTC ranked 24th for associate degrees awarded in the field of family and consumer sciences.

-OTC ranked 26th for associate degrees awarded in the field of liberal arts.

"OTC works hard to meet our community's needs by offering flexible, affordable, high-quality programs," said Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College. "I'm truly honored by this recognition. Our top-notch faculty and staff will continue to ensure OTC degree programs are among the nation's best."

Community College Week is a national, bi-weekly publication that features community college news and information.