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Spring classes begin with more than 13,000 students enrolled

With spring classes beginning today, enrollment at Ozarks Technical Community College has increased once again.  A total of 13,220 students are enrolled this semester, 16.1 percent more than the spring of 2010.

“An ever-increasing number of southwest Missouri residents are pursuing the training opportunities at OTC as they work to enhance their careers and their lives,” explained Dr. Hal Higdon, president of Ozarks Technical Community College.  “With this year’s planned expansions for our Springfield and Waynesville locations, as well as the move to our new facility in Lebanon, we are working hard to provide the space and resources that our growing student population demands.”

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


Campus/Education CenterStudentsPercent Growth
Springfield Campus8,98610.8 percent
Richwood Valley Campus1,09620.6 percent
Lebanon Education Center53930.2 percent
Branson Education Center40915.5 percent
Waynesville Education Center30373.1 percent
OTC Online1,88734.2 percent
                                Total13,22016.1 percent


However, a total of 4,571 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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