Some young people go away to college or look for an apartment in a college town. With so many notable colleges and universities in the Springfield, MO area, many parents decide to send their children to private or public colleges close to home. Whether your child lives on campus or lives at home, there are a number of excellent Springfield MO colleges and universities to suit every budget. Real estate agents say an ongoing trend is to buy a home with separate living areas for college students living at home. Real estate investors often buy homes in the Springfield area with the intention to rent rooms to students attending Missouri State University, Evangel University or Drury University.
Choosing a big or small college
If your child wants to experience the big college life, consider buying a home near Missouri State University or MSU. The university is the second largest university in the state with more than 20,000 students. It also ranks as a “best college,” in the Princeton Review. Other prestigious options include Drury University, a private school with about 5,000 students. Drury often ranks in the U.S. News & World Report’s Top 10 Universities in the Midwest.
Getting a practical degree
Some of the hottest degrees include those in the medical field, but employers say there is also an increased demand for people with technical skills. Ozarks Technical Community College or OTC boasts more than 15,000 students. Cox College for Nursing and Allied Health provides a good education for people interested in the medical fields, while Baptist Bible College and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary help students with a religious interest. Whether your children attend school in and around downtown Springfield or through virtual campuses, tour the college campuses when home shopping.
In addition to main campus colleges, Springfield is home to several branch campuses such as Mercy College of Nursing and Health Science affiliated with Southwest Baptist University. Other branch campuses include University of Phoenix, Webster University, Columbia College and Everest College.
At Realty Executives by Realty Choice, we help families with children and young adults in school find the best homes. For more tips on finding the best Springfield MO colleges and universities, please contact us.