Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

183 College Drive
De Queen, AR 71832-0000
Tel: (870)584-4471
  • 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 1,611 students (31% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
  • Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is the only community colleges within Sevier County, AR.
  • The nearest community college is Rich Mountain Community College (29.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas(AR) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty55 staff62 staff
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,611 has grown by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,611 students1,650 students
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:125:1
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students495 students724 students
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,116 students926 students
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Enrollment Breakdown AR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
1%
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
-
1%
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Asian (2007-2012)
% Hispanic
16%
5%
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
14%
19%
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Black (2007-2016)
% White
65%
70%
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas More (2011-2016)
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas 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.0.530.47
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
24%
24%
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,800$28,600
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,647 is less than the state average of $3,004. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,212 is more than the state average of $4,857. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,647$3,004
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,212$4,857
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%95%
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,999
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,004 per year for in-state students and $4,857 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,899 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 81%. 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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.