College of the Ouachitas

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School Highlights

College of the Ouachitas serves 1,257 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 35%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College of the Ouachitas(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty54 staff62 staff
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Student Body

The student population of College of the Ouachitas has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The College of the Ouachitas diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,257 students1,436 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:121:1
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# Full-Time Students338 students562 students
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# Part-Time Students919 students874 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
7%
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% Black
15%
17%
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% White
70%
65%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.480.54
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College Completion Rate
29%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,100$28,600
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,310 is more than the state average of $2,990. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,950 is more than the state average of $4,750. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,310$2,990
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,950$4,750
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,543$10,543
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,250$5,250
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

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Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to College of the Ouachitas is National Park College (18.8 miles away).
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  • Shorter College
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