Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

Tel: (870)584-4471
1,575 students
Public institution
Cossatot Community College-UA, an institution of higher education, is a public two-year college located in Southwest Arkansas and is dedicated to serving students who wish to achieve academic, personal, or career goals. The College seeks to encourage in each student the values essential for effective citizenship; the desire for lifelong learning; the techniques for applying knowledge and skills to personal, career, and community life challenges; and an understanding that all individuals have worth and potential.
School Highlights:
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas serves 1,575 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is the only community colleges within Sevier County, AR.
The nearest community college is Rich Mountain Community College (29.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas 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 52 staff
59 staff
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,575 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,575 students
1,282 students
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
22:1
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
688 students
810 students
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 887 students
1,017 students
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
17%
7%
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
10%
12%
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Black (2006-2013)
% White
67%
57%
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas More (2010-2013)
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas 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. 0.44 0.53
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,512 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,062 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,512 $5,742
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,062 $10,294
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
89%
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is a two-year college nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains of southwest Arkansas. As one of the fastest-growing small colleges in the United States, CCCUA has expanded from the main campus in De Queen to add extension sites in Nashville and Ashdown. Since 1975, we have been serving southwest Arkansas providing quality academic, technical, and continuing education courses. We're also one of the newest members of the University of Arkansas System. Classes are also offered through a number of area high schools, and on-site in spaces provided by business and industry. You have choices in education, so class schedules at CCCUA are prepared with the specific goal of meeting your needs. On-campus classes are generally conducted Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 9:00pm. Classes are also offered on weekends, via the Internet, and through satellite transmissions. The campus of Cossatot Community College - UA in De Queen is divided into eleven separate buildings and areas. The Pilgrim-Cossatot Learning Center in De Queen is sponsored jointly by the College and Pilgrim's Pride, and offers classes in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education. An additional Adult Eduation Center is located at 104 South Fifth Street in De Queen. The Kimball Library on the De Queen campus is a pleasant place for studying, doing research, or reading for pleasure. The upper story of this building houses our new Donn Allison Technology Center, with five computer labs, an interactive video classroom, Bookstore, and other features.

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