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 34% 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

Student Body

The student population of 1,444 has declined by 10% 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 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,444 students 1,444 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
# Full-Time Students 518 students
706 students
# Part-Time Students 926 students
887 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
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

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
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,497 $4,598
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93%
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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  • Arkansas Baptist College
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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 0.50. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.