College of the Ouachitas in Malvern

Malvern, AR

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College of the Ouachitas offers 174-degree programs and 37 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 37.7% are women, and 62.3% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at College of the Ouachitas is 8454$, that is at the level of national average. 23% of full-time College of the Ouachitas students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $25,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The College of the Ouachitas is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, College of the Ouachitas students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,826
$30,001 - $48,000$8,239
$48,001 - $75,000$10,861
$75,001 - $110,000--



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1246 of College of the Ouachitas undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 86 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes College of the Ouachitas number 31 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Arkansas.

Students at College of the Ouachitas awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


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Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

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Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

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Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Graduation Rate


College of the Ouachitas graduation rate is below the national average.

23% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to College of the Ouachitas completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at College of the Ouachitas is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

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Students enrollment in distance education


In College of the Ouachitas the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at College of the Ouachitas and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Arkansas.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

College of the Ouachitas offers 174 programs in total: 68 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 57 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 49 are Associate's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 89 universities in Arkansas state, with one of the highest number of less than 1-year certificate.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 37 distance learning programs that are offered in the College of the Ouachitas: 16 are for Associate's degree, 12 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 9 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Arkansas state average data to help you compare.


College of the Ouachitas provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 910 students with 27291 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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The Administrative group is so Amazing.

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From my experience I think that College Of The Ouachitas has the best truck driver training in the state.Mr Scott the Instructor is very professional trainer I passed my class a driving test the first time at state police,because i had good training.

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The staff is very friendly and helpful. They made my first college experience very delightful.

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"If you need just CDL you can go other place then COTO, but if you want to learn how to drive truck, learn how to keep your log book or etc and then get your CDL you must choose COTO, this place awesome, I have been here for 5 weeks and learn what i needed and pass my CDL test very easy, they have very good facilities, good condition new trucks and simulator which is very helpful during your study. My special appropriation to my instructor Scott Sikora cause he has very good educational knowledge and good at teaching. I would recommend COTO to everybody who is searching good trucking school. Thank you.

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hey this is Chloe Alford from Bismarck high school need sum information on nursing classes to be a Neonatal nurse or a RN am i able to take classes the for that i will be coming to for my 11th and 12th grade years so can u please get with me asap thanks have a blessed day

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Location & Website

Address: One College Circle

Place: Associate's--Public Rural-serving Small

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +50133750001100

Institution is active in current year: 1

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