College of the Ouachitas

Malvern, AR, USA
2.62 Average Rating

Named for a nearby river and mountain range, the College of the Ouachitas is a 2-year community college in central Arkansas. COTO is home to four departments granting associate degrees in various fields of study as well as 18 certificate programs and an honors college. For students looking to complete a bachelor’s degree, COTO participates in the Arkansas Course Transfer System enabling the smooth transfer of applicable credits to all Arkansas public colleges and universities. The college also offers several Certificates of Proficiency which lead right into entry-level positions, such as Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Computer Repair, and Truck Driver Training, the last of which is listed as a high-demand occupation by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
98%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
1,328
Total Number of Undergrads
1,328
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$8,263
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$3,680
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$6,530
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
89%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,096
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
89%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,657
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,855

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
17%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,045
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$6,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$91
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
90%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$28,800
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What Students Are Saying

2.62 Average Rating
I love attending OTC because the classes are small and the teachers are wonderful. I work 6 days a week and go to school full-time. If I can do it, then anyone can.
Edna from Prattsville, AR

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