For more than 100 years, we’ve educated compassionate, dedicated nurses.

Welcome to Cox College, a private college of nearly 900 students near the center of Springfield, Missouri. Cox College offers these degrees:

  • Associate, Bachelors and Masters degrees in Nursing
  • Masters in Nutrition Diagnostics
  • Masters in Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelors in Diagnostic Imaging
  • Associate degrees in both Radiography and Medical Assisting
  • Certificate in Medical Billing and Medical Coding

We offer interaction with faculty in small classes, diverse student practical experiences with CoxHealth, and student leadership opportunities.

As of this semester, Cox College has awarded 5,387 degrees, diplomas, certificates, and internships:

  • 1233 ASN Degrees
  • 894 BSN Degrees
  • 107 MSN Degrees
  • 104 ASR Degrees
  • 16 MS in Nutrition Diagnostics
  • 39 BS in Diagnostic Imaging
  • 35 AS in Medical Assisting
  • 135 Medical Billing/Coding Certificates
  • 133 Medical Transcription Certificates
  • 59 Dietetic Internships
  • 2,632 Diplomas (Burge School of Nursing)


Our Mission

Cox College is committed to excellence by meeting the educational needs of students and the health care community.


Our Goals

To provide quality educational programs.

To provide a quality customer experience.

To provide a quality workforce experience.

To achieve quality business practices.

To collect data and utilize systematic assessment practices.


Our Values

Student First – We believe in providing a learning environment that promotes student inspiration, support and academic achievement.

Highest Quality – We believe in providing an educational experience utilizing cutting edge technology and evidence-based curriculum.

Communication – We believe in shared, transparent communication that is respectful and responsible.

Nothing is Impossible – We believe in working together, taking reasonable risks, and daring to change so that the impossible becomes possible.

Lifelong Learning – We believe that professional curiosity develops over a lifetime based on self-evaluation, effective questioning and critical analysis of information.

Cox College has a rich history dating back to 1907.

Learn more about how Cox College’s history and legacy contributes to the values and education it provides here and now.