College of the Ouachitas

  • As a growing two-year college, OTC provides excellent and affordable programs to suit every interest and need. Our curriculum includes career training, continuing education, transfer options, and custom-designed training for business and industry.
School Highlights
  • College of the Ouachitas serves 1,444 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • College of the Ouachitas is the only community colleges within Hot Spring County, AR.
  • The nearest community college to College of the Ouachitas is National Park Community College (14.9 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College of the Ouachitas(AR) Community College Avg.
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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The College of the Ouachitas diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,444 students1,650 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:125:1
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# Full-Time Students518 students724 students
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# Part-Time Students926 students926 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
6%
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% Black
13%
19%
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% White
76%
69%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.400.48
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College Completion Rate
23%
24%
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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 $3,014. The in-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,950 is more than the state average of $4,803. The out-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,310$3,014
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,950$4,803
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%95%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in College of the Ouachitas and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in AR by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$9,140$9,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in College of the Ouachitas and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in AR by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,362$5,362
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • OTC's hassle-free registration, computer and learning labs, "hands-on" learning, caring faculty, and staff; career, academic, personal counseling; basic skills instruction, and free tutoring, are offered to help you succeed. Whether you want to prepare for a new career with a degree or certificate, to get the basics to transfer to a university, to upgrade your skills, to complete your GED, to get customized training for your employees, or to just learn to send e-mail to family and friends, OTC has a credit and/or non-credit course or program for you. Ouachita Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
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The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.