College of the Ouachitas

Tel: (5.0)133-7500
1,501 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 1,501 students (45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
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 59 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
College College of the Ouachitas Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 59 staff
61 staff
College of the Ouachitas Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,501 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.34 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 36% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,501 students 1,296 students
College of the Ouachitas Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
21:1
College of the Ouachitas Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 669 students
814 students
College of the Ouachitas Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 832 students
1,040 students
College of the Ouachitas Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
College of the Ouachitas Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
College of the Ouachitas Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
21%
College of the Ouachitas Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
12%
15%
College of the Ouachitas Black (2006-2013)
% White
80%
51%
College of the Ouachitas White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
College of the Ouachitas More (2009-2013)
College of the Ouachitas Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.34 0.68
College of the Ouachitas Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,367 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 45% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,917 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 43% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,367 $5,660
College of the Ouachitas In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,917 $10,250
College of the Ouachitas Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
89%
College of the Ouachitas % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $2,743 per year for in-state students and $4,624 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,432 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 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.