Carl Albert State College

1507 S McKenna
Poteau, OK 74953-5208
Tel: (918)647-1200
  • 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 2,241 students (64% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 32:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Carl Albert State College is the only community colleges within Le Flore County, OK.
  • The nearest community college is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (28.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has declined by 31% over five years.
Carl Albert State College(OK) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty77 staff58 staff
Carl Albert State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,241 has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,241 students1,825 students
Carl Albert State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:132:1
Carl Albert State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,440 students869 students
Carl Albert State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students801 students956 students
Carl Albert State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Carl Albert State College Enrollment Breakdown OK All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Carl Albert State College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Carl Albert State College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Carl Albert State College Asian (2007-2011)
% Hispanic
Carl Albert State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Carl Albert State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Carl Albert State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Carl Albert State College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Carl Albert State College Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
Carl Albert State College Ethnicity Breakdown OK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.60
Carl Albert State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Carl Albert State College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,100$33,700
Carl Albert State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,003 is less than the state average of $4,657. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,210 is less than the state average of $9,113. The out-state tuition has grown by 166% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,003$4,657
Carl Albert State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,210$9,113
Carl Albert State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%88%
Carl Albert State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$11,937
Carl Albert State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
Carl Albert State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $4,657 per year for in-state students and $9,113 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,977 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Oklahoma is 66%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Oklahoma community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Oklahoma is Tulsa Welding School-Tulsa. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.