Carl Albert State College

  • 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 same as the state community college average of 29:1.
  • 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 to Carl Albert State College is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (28.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Carl Albert State College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Oklahoma for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Carl Albert State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Carl Albert State College 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 students1,805 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:129:1
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# Full-Time Students1,440 students849 students
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# Part-Time Students801 students956 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
350350
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% American Indian/Alaskan
19%
10%
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% Asian
-
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
6%
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% Black
2%
9%
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% White
64%
61%
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% Two or more races
5%
5%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.550.60
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College Completion Rate
24%
23%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,100$33,300
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,003 is less than the state average of $4,558. 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 $8,857. The out-state tuition has grown by 166% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,003$4,558
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,210$8,857
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$11,520
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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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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