Cox College

Springfield, MO 65802

Cox College is a private college in Springfield, Missouri with undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs in the fields of nursing and other health sciences, such as medical assisting and occupational therapy. The history of the college began in 1907 with the founding of Burge Deaconess Training School for Nurses. The college expanded rapidly in the second half of the twentieth century, with more than 2,500 nurses earning diplomas from the school by 1996 when the name was changed to Lester L. Cox College of Nursing & Health Sciences. The BSN program was first offered in 1997. In recent years, the college started offering associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees in various medical fields, expanding the offerings of the college and resulting in the shortening of the name to Cox College.

Seven nursing programs are currently available at Cox College, including four paths to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. There is a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, LPN to BSN, and RN to BSN program. The college also offers an ADN program, LPN to ADN program, and an MSN program. The graduate and baccalaureate programs are accredited by the CCNE, while the associate degree programs are accredited by the ACEN. Students receive clinical placements at CoxHealth hospitals and nearby clinics.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate40%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN
  2. BSN
  3. Masters degrees (MSN)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. LPN to BSN
  6. RN to BSN
  7. LPN to ADN
  8. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 62
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 153
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 23
Nursing Education Master's degree 2
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Cox College

Southwest Baptist University
26.82 miles away
College of the Ozarks
42.15 miles away
Missouri Valley College
130.16 miles away
Columbia College
130.59 miles away
Avila University
136.26 miles away
Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies
136.91 miles away
Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
136.93 miles away
MidAmerica Nazarene University
139.71 miles away
Ottawa University-Ottawa
143.52 miles away
Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences
144.66 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/2000 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/16/2011 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$18,134
30k to 48k$20,615
48k to 75k$23,818
75k to 110k$23,818
Over 110k$23,818
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $400.00 $400.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $525.00 $525.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program aims to ease the nation’s nursing shortage by attracting new students into the profession of nursing while enhancing efforts to recruit [...]

Annette McClanahan Harrison Endowed Nursing Scholarship

An endowed scholarship was set up to be awarded to full time undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing at the University of Missouri. Recipients must have demonstrated financial [...]

Betty Crim Endowed Nursing Scholarship

The scholarship gives annual awards for undergraduate students attending the University of Missouri-Columbia full-time, majoring in Nursing. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need. [...]

Bill and Mary Russell Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of the Heartland Foundation service region, which includes the following counties: In Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, [...]

Marsha’s Angels Scholarship Fund

Applicants who are residents of Sedgwick County, Kansas or one of the surrounding counties may attend an accredited nursing program anywhere in the U.S.; applicants from any other state in [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing
Cox College
1423 N Jefferson
Springfield, MO 65802

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