Official summer enrollment up 11.7% at OTC

Enrollment at Ozarks Technical Community College continues to grow, with total of 4,351 students enrolled this summer, 11.7 percent higher than the summer of 2009.  While every location has experienced noticeable growth, the majority of students are enrolled at the Springfield campus, which welcomed 2,086 students today, up 8.7 percent from last summer. 

“Our student population continues to grow, and we are pushing the limits of our facilities as we work to meet the students’ needs,” explained Dr. Hal Higdon, president of Ozarks Technical Community College.  “The recently-announced capital improvement plans are more necessary than ever.  When these projects are completed, we will be better prepared to keep up with the demand.”

Enrollment is up by 17.1 percent at the College’s Richwood Valley campus, with 226 students taking classes this summer.  Online enrollment has increased by 11 percent, with 1,675 students taking online classes.  The Branson Education Center is up 22.7 percent, with 119 students, and the Lebanon Education Center is up 35.3 percent with 157 students.  The College’s Waynesville Education Center is up 42.3 percent, with 74 students enrolled for the Center’s second summer semester.

Contributors

Mark Miller

College Director of Communication

Phone: 417.447.2655

Email: millerm@otc.edu

Laura French

Coordinator of Public Information

Phone: 417.447.2659

Email: frenchl@otc.edu