Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, MO 65802
Write a Review

Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) is located in Springfield, Missouri. This school was established back in 1990 and has proven to be a great source of educational opportunities for students in the area. It offers a large number of one-year certificate courses, as well as many two-year associate degree programs. This school is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. OTC is also approved to award degrees for their online degree program by the Higher Learning Commission. The school serves around 15,000 students and continues to give them convenient and flexible academic options.

The OTC nursing program is held in high regard. OTC has two separate nursing programs for students to consider. Students can enroll for the practical nursing program or they can pursue the associate degree in nursing path. The nursing programs are approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Qualified LPNs will be able to sign up for the associate degree in nursing program and will receive advanced placement. The nursing curriculum is designed to give nurses a complete education that will prepare them for a professional career while giving them the tools to pass the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN licensure exam. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students12,692
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate58%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 12 34
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 8 78
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 99.1%
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.3%

Compare Schools

Nursing schools located within 109 miles radius of Ozarks Technical Community College

Crowder College
66 miles away
North Arkansas College
70 miles away
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
77 miles away
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
79 miles away
Missouri State University-West Plains
85 miles away
Fort Scott Community College
89 miles away
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
91 miles away
Rolla Technical Institute/Center
98 miles away
State Fair Community College
102 miles away
Labette Community College
109 miles away

Frequently compared schools

Crowder College
offers 3 nursing programs
East Central College
offers 2 nursing programs
Jefferson College
offers 3 nursing programs
Mineral Area College
offers 3 nursing programs
Moberly Area Community College
offers 4 nursing programs
North Central Missouri College
offers 3 nursing programs
Saint Louis Community College
offers 1 nursing programs
St Charles Community College
offers 2 nursing programs
State Fair Community College
offers 4 nursing programs
Three Rivers College
offers 1 nursing programs


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1996 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
03/04/2011 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$108/credit
In State Students$149/credit
Out of State Students$198/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,860 $6,705 $8,910
ADN 70 $7,560 $10,430 $13,860
BSN 125 $13,500 $18,625 $24,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of Ozarks Technical Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 54% $4,115
Other Federal Grant 11% $254
State Grant & Scholarships 70% $2,700
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 5% $1,427
Federal Student Loans 59% $1,515
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,625
$30,001 to $48,000$7,224
$48,001 to $75,000$9,573
$75,001 to $110,000$10,889
Over $110,000$11,214

Calculate your net price

Student Population













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

Reviews (0)

If you are a current or former student of this school, please help out prospective students by sharing your experience with the school. We also welcome faculty members and staff members to leave a review and answer students questions.

Overall Rating
Value for Money
You can leave a review using your real name or an alias.
If you want us to contact you when your review receives a comment, leave an email address here. Your email will not be published.
Enter the name of the degree program you are attended at this school.
Minimum 100 characters. Tell others about your experience. What did you like about this school?

Your review will be reviewed and published if approved. Review guideline.

Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.
Ozarks Technical Community College
1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802

Find nursing programs near you