Ozarks Technical Community College


Students at Ozarks Technical Community College who live in and close to Springfield will see a tuition increase of $3 per credit hour this coming fall.

The measure was approved Tuesday by the OTC Board of Trustees.

Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of OTC, says there are two main reasons for this increase.

“Number one, increased costs, number two, we continue not to be funded adequately by the state of Missouri,” Higdon says.

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Voters in Taney County will decide three proposals on April 7th dealing with education.   

One question asks whether the Branson School District should become a part of and be annexed to Ozarks Technical Community College.

Cliff Davis, president of the OTC Table Rock Campus, explains that a vote “yes” will reduce OTC  tuition for Branson students.

If the proposition passes, residents of the Branson School District can attend OTC at $95 per credit hour, as opposed to the out of district rate of $142 per hour.

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In an effort to expand opportunities and allow students to stay close to home, Ozarks Technical Community College and Missouri State University announced a partnership Thursday at OTC’s Table Rock Campus.  This partnership will allow students to be able to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in communications  or English with an emphasis on professional writing at the Hollister campus.


Ozarks Technical Community College is in the market for some part-time instructors for its five campuses.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky tells us who the college is looking for.

OTC will hold an Adjunct Faculty Career Fair on the Springfield campus this month.

Lance Renner, OTC’s dean of general education and business, said they don’t have an exact number they’re looking to hire.  The event, he says, is a chance for the community college to find qualified candidates in the areas in which there’s the greatest need.

OTC Foundation

The Foundation for Ozarks Technical Community College has agreed to provide up to $25,000 to help defray the potential A+ scholarship shortfall.