• 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 1,922 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,922 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,003
  • Out-state tuition: $6,210
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Carl Albert State College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Oklahoma for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 199 teachers has grown by 158% over five years.
Carl Albert State College
(OK) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
199 staff
154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Carl Albert State College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Carl Albert State College diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,922 students
1,531 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
993 students
785 students
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# Part-Time Students
929 students
896 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
136 students
270 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
993 students
785 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
7 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
929 students
896 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
9 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
300 students
320 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
14%
9%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
7%
10%
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% Black
3%
7%
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% White
56%
55%
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% Two or more races
16%
10%
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% Non Resident races
2%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.64
0.66
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.19%
2.99%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.59%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,100
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,003 is less than the state average of $3,475. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,210 is less than the state average of $7,963. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,003
$3,475
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,210
$7,963
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
76%
90%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,500
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,000
$5,889
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
47%
SAT Reading
n/a
387
SAT Math
n/a
475
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Carl Albert State College cost?

Carl Albert State College's tuition is approximately $3,003 for In-State students and $6,210 for Out-State students.

What schools are Carl Albert State College often compared to?

Carl Albert State Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Connors State College by visitors of our site.

What is Carl Albert State College's ranking?

Carl Albert State College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Oklahoma for: Least expensive tuition and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,922 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,003
  • Out-state tuition: $6,210
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Oklahoma public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,475 per year for in-state students and $7,963 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,142 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oklahoma community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Oklahoma is Bacone College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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