College of the Ouachitas

One College Circle, Malvern, AR

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About
College of the Ouachitas, located in Malvern, Arkansas, was founded in 1969 and was originally a vocation school that provided career training known as Ouachita Vocational Technical School. The school operated until 1991 when it became Ouachita Technical College. The conversion to college was approved by the Governor Bill Clinton and was assisted by Henderson State University  in order to ensure that programs were able to offer college level credits and became fully accredited as a post secondary institution in 1997.

Academics
College of the Ouachitas offers a variety of courses that allow students to explore and pursue their interests and establish a path toward their desired goals. Academic transfer programs allow students to earn credits toward a bachelor's degree over the course of two years, followed by transferring to a four year institution to complete their education. Career training programs allow students to obtain an education in a high demand field or industry that assists in entry into the workforce as a qualified professional. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or associate degree.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
College of the Ouachitas is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual interested to enroll by completing an application and paying all fees. Students should supply transcripts and test scores and may be required to take a placement exam. Students should also participate in new student orientation and meet with counselor prior to registration. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and is awarded based on need as determined by the information provided by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $2,800-$3,300
    • Out-of-State: $5,600-$6,696
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $93-$110 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $190-$220 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$4,924
Receiving Student Loans20%$3,954

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, College of the Ouachitas may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Arkansas, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 College of the OuachitasHot Spring CountyArkansas
Graduation Rate23.3%-22.2%
Transfer-out Rate15.1%-14.1%
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Precision Production

    Security and Protective Services

    Transportation and Materials Moving

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    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    95%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    15:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    24

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $3,754