Carl Albert State College

Tel: (918)647-1200
2,464 students
Public institution
The college was founded in 1933 and named for Carl Albert, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The mission of the college is to prepare students – as Carl Albert was prepared – for a lifetime of service in a global society.
School Highlights:
Carl Albert State College serves 2,464 students (63% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Carl Albert State College is the only community colleges within Le Flore County, OK.
The nearest community college is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (28 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 74 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
Carl Albert State College 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 74 staff
59 staff
Carl Albert State College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,464 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is equal to the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,464 students
1,282 students
Carl Albert State College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
Carl Albert State College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,549 students
810 students
Carl Albert State College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 915 students
1,017 students
Carl Albert State College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Carl Albert State College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Carl Albert State College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Carl Albert State College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Carl Albert State College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Carl Albert State College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Carl Albert State College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Carl Albert State College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Carl Albert State College non_resident (2007-2013)
Carl Albert State College 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. 0.53 0.53
Carl Albert State College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,808 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,808 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 162% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,808 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,808 $10,294
Carl Albert State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 300 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
Carl Albert State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Carl Albert State College is the sixth fastest-growing two-year college in the nation. It is dedicated to developing students into leaders who are life-long learners, prepared for important roles in the workforce, and proficient with cutting-edge technology. Carl Albert State College is located in Poteau, Oklahoma, which has been listed as one of America's 100 best small towns. Amid the beautiful mountains and streams of eastern Oklahoma, Poteau is home to thriving businesses, rapidly-developing industries and excellent quality of life. The college also has a branch campus in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, which is located in the fast-growing community surrounding Interstate 40, one of America's arterial roads. CASC offers several degree programs that cannot be found anywhere else in the area, including Athletic Training and Radiography. CASC's excellent nursing program regularly receives high accolades from peers and accountability groups. A few of CASC's degree programs are offered entirely online. CASC has six academic living centers with spacious rooms and Internet access. The college has 31 student-run organizations that meet students' interests in culture, media, performance, professional, academic, and community service areas. CASC has a cardiovascular fitness center, a student union that serves healthy meals designed by a professional chef, and numerous computer labs that provide access to the Web and many online databases. The Joe E. White Library is a hub of student research. CASC is also home to NJCAA sports including softball, baseball, and basketball.

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Did You Know?
For Oklahoma public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,242 per year for in-state students and $7,623 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,778 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Oklahoma is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Oklahoma 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 0.53. The most diverse community college in Oklahoma is Bacone College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.