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Official fall enrollment reaches new milestone at Ozarks Technical Community College

The official federal census numbers are in for the fall 2011 semester, and the Ozarks Technical Community College system is serving more students than ever before.  A total of 15,179 students are enrolled this fall, up 9.1 percent from the fall of 2010. 

“To go from just over 1,000 students to more than 15,000 in only 20 years is remarkable,” said Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of the College.  “It is clear that OTC has become an integral part of the education and training of southwest Missouri’s workforce.  We look forward to serving even more students as we continue to expand and open additional facilities throughout the area, including the new OTC Table Rock Campus in Hollister.”

The breakout of enrollment among Ozarks Technical Community College’s six locations is as follows:

Campus/Education CenterStudentsPercent Growth
OTC Springfield Campus10,1856.8 percent
OTC Richwood Valley Campus1,2979.6 percent
OTC Lebanon Center6419.9 percent
OTC Branson Center49511.2 percent
OTC Waynesville Center44321.7 percent
OTC Online2,11617.8 percent
                              Totals15,1799.1 percent

However, a total of 4,674 students are taking at least one online class.  The College has offered online classes for several years, but demand has increased exponentially since OTC made it possible for students to earn a complete Associates degree online.


Mark Miller

College Director of Communication

Phone: 417.447.2655


Laura French

Coordinator of Public Information

Phone: 417.447.2659


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