College of the Ouachitas

One College Circle
Malvern, AR 72104-0816
Tel: (501)337-5000
  • 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 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
  • College of the Ouachitas is the only community colleges within Hot Spring County, AR.
  • The nearest community college is National Park Community College (14.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
College of the Ouachitas (AR) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 54 staff 61 staff
College of the Ouachitas Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,444 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has grown by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,444 students 1,593 students
College of the Ouachitas Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1 26:1
College of the Ouachitas Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 518 students 706 students
College of the Ouachitas Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 926 students 887 students
College of the Ouachitas Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
College of the Ouachitas Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
College of the Ouachitas American Indian/Alaskan (2011-2016)
% Asian
1%
1%
College of the Ouachitas Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
5%
5%
College of the Ouachitas Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
13%
19%
College of the Ouachitas Black (2007-2016)
% White
76%
70%
College of the Ouachitas White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
College of the Ouachitas More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
College of the Ouachitas Non Resident (2013-2016)
College of the Ouachitas Ethnicity Breakdown AR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.40 0.47
College of the Ouachitas Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
23%
24%
College of the Ouachitas Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $28,100 $28,600
College of the Ouachitas Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,310 is more than the state average of $2,998. 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 $4,846. The out-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,310 $2,998
College of the Ouachitas In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,950 $4,846
College of the Ouachitas Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93% 95%
College of the Ouachitas % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,140 $9,500
College of the Ouachitas Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,363 $5,999
College of the Ouachitas Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,998 per year for in-state students and $4,846 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,838 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.47, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.