• Cossatot Community College-UA, an institution of higher education, is a public two-year college located in Southwest Arkansas and is dedicated to serving students who wish to achieve academic, personal, or career goals. The College seeks to encourage in each student the values essential for effective citizenship; the desire for lifelong learning; the techniques for applying knowledge and skills to personal, career, and community life challenges; and an understanding that all individuals have worth and potential.

School Highlights

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas serves 1,386 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is higher than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 34%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,386 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,647
  • Out-state tuition: $5,212
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 37%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 132 teachers has grown by 140% over five years.
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
132 staff
162 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,386 students
1,243 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
505 students
519 students
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# Part-Time Students
881 students
731 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of AR.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
958 students
564 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
505 students
519 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
881 students
731 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
46 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
160 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
n/a
2%
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% Hispanic
24%
10%
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% Black
7%
16%
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% White
63%
66%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
2%
1%
% Unknown races
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AR.
Diversity Score
0.54
0.53
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.37%
1.37%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.36%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$27,800
$28,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,647 is less than the state average of $2,994. The in-state tuition has declined by 26% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,212 is more than the state average of $4,750. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,647
$2,994
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,212
$4,750
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
85%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$9,750
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,300
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
SAT Reading
n/a
540
SAT Math
n/a
520
SAT Writing
n/a
515
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is a two-year college nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains of southwest Arkansas. As one of the fastest-growing small colleges in the United States, CCCUA has expanded from the main campus in De Queen to add extension sites in Nashville and Ashdown. Since 1975, we have been serving southwest Arkansas providing quality academic, technical, and continuing education courses. We're also one of the newest members of the University of Arkansas System. Classes are also offered through a number of area high schools, and on-site in spaces provided by business and industry. You have choices in education, so class schedules at CCCUA are prepared with the specific goal of meeting your needs. On-campus classes are generally conducted Monday through Thursday between 8:00am and 9:00pm. Classes are also offered on weekends, via the Internet, and through satellite transmissions. The campus of Cossatot Community College - UA in De Queen is divided into eleven separate buildings and areas. The Pilgrim-Cossatot Learning Center in De Queen is sponsored jointly by the College and Pilgrim's Pride, and offers classes in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education. An additional Adult Eduation Center is located at 104 South Fifth Street in De Queen. The Kimball Library on the De Queen campus is a pleasant place for studying, doing research, or reading for pleasure. The upper story of this building houses our new Donn Allison Technology Center, with five computer labs, an interactive video classroom, Bookstore, and other features.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas cost?

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas's tuition is approximately $2,647 for In-State students and $5,212 for Out-State students.

What schools are Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas often compared to?

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansasis often viewed alongside schools like Arkansas Northeastern College by visitors of our site.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,386 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,647
  • Out-state tuition: $5,212
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 37%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,994 per year for in-state students and $4,750 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,533 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 91%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Bryan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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