College of the Ouachitas

One College Circle
Malvern, AR 72104-0816
Tel: (501)337-5000
1,444 students
Public institution
  • As a growing two-year college, OTC provides excellent and affordable programs to suit every interest and need. Our curriculum includes career training, continuing education, transfer options, and custom-designed training for business and industry.
School Highlights
College of the Ouachitas serves 1,444 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
College of the Ouachitas is the only community colleges within Hot Spring County, AR.
The nearest community college is National Park Community College (14.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
College College of the Ouachitas (AR) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 54 staff 61 staff
College of the Ouachitas Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,444 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has grown by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,444 students 1,444 students
College of the Ouachitas Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1 26:1
College of the Ouachitas Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 518 students 706 students
College of the Ouachitas Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 926 students 887 students
College of the Ouachitas Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
College of the Ouachitas Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
College of the Ouachitas American Indian/Alaskan (2010-2014)
% Asian
1%
1%
College of the Ouachitas Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
5%
5%
College of the Ouachitas Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
13%
19%
College of the Ouachitas Black (2006-2014)
% White
76%
70%
College of the Ouachitas White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
College of the Ouachitas More (2009-2014)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
College of the Ouachitas Non Resident (2012-2014)
College of the Ouachitas Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.40 0.47
College of the Ouachitas Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,547 is more than the state average of $2,472. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,497 is less than the state average of $4,598. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,547 $2,472
College of the Ouachitas In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,497 $4,598
College of the Ouachitas Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93% 95%
College of the Ouachitas % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • OTC's hassle-free registration, computer and learning labs, "hands-on" learning, caring faculty, and staff; career, academic, personal counseling; basic skills instruction, and free tutoring, are offered to help you succeed. Whether you want to prepare for a new career with a degree or certificate, to get the basics to transfer to a university, to upgrade your skills, to complete your GED, to get customized training for your employees, or to just learn to send e-mail to family and friends, OTC has a credit and/or non-credit course or program for you. Ouachita Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,472 per year for in-state students and $4,598 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,415 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.