Ozarks Technical Community College is the third largest community college in Missouri.
Ozarks Technical Community College district encompasses the 15 school districts shown below.
- Ash Grove R-IV
- Clever R-V
- Everton R-III
- Fordland R-IV
- Hollister R-V
- Logan-Rogersville R-VIII
- Marshfield R-I
- Nixa R-II
- Ozark R-VI
- Pleasant Hope R-VI
- Republic R-III
- Springfield R-XII
- Strafford R-VI
- Walnut Grove R-V
- Willard R-II
- More than 13% of credit students at OTC are the first in their family to go to college (First Generation College Students).
- Over 70% of OTC students qualify for some sort of financial aid.
- Over 2,000 students enrolled in the GED program at OTC in 2011
(summer 2010 – spring 2011).
Quick Information about OTC
Career and Technical Programs
Over 50 certificates and degrees are offered in more than 37 areas of study.
Certificates and Degrees
More than 1700 certificates and degrees were awarded in the 2011-12 school year.
According to a 2007 feasibility study, 99% of the respondents in the community described OTC as the place to provide students with the skills to compete in today’s economy.
- At the end of the 2013 fiscal year, the Foundation had received $1,324,458 in gifts and donations.
- In 2012-13, the OTC Foundation awarded 257 scholarships totaling $209,004.
- The OTC Foundation’s endowment stood at $3 million in 2012-13.
Economic Impact / Investment Analysis
- For every dollar students invest in OTC, they receive a cumulative $6.10 in higher future income (discounted) over the course of their working careers.
- Missouri benefits from improved health and reduced welfare, unemployment, and crime, saving the public some $2.9 million per year.
- Taxpayers see a rate of return of 6.9% on their investment in OTC.
Economic Growth Analysis
- The net added income generated by OTC operations ($31.6 million) and the spending of non-local students ($11.6 million) contributes a total of $43.2 million in income to the OTC Service Region economy each year.
- The accumulated credits achieved by former OTC students over the past 19 years translate to $168.6 million in added regional income each year due to the higher earnings of students and increased output of businesses.