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Carl Albert State College Overview

Carl Albert State College is a public institution located in Poteau, Oklahoma. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Poteau draws many to the area.

What Is Carl Albert State College Known For?

467 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Carl Albert State College.
  • In 2017-2018, 51% of the faculty were full-time.

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Carl Albert State College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Carl Albert State College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Human Development & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Other Social Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Non-Professional General Legal Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Health Sciences & Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Human Development & Family Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Carl Albert State College?

Location of Carl Albert State College

Contact details for Carl Albert State College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1507 S Mckenna, Poteau, OK 74953-5208
Phone: 918-647-1200
Website: www.carlalbert.edu

How Do I Get Into Carl Albert State College?

You can apply to Carl Albert State College online at: https://alpha.carlalbert.edu/www/application.html

Carl Albert State College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Carl Albert State College?

24% Take Out Loans
19.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Carl Albert State College, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $4,074 a year. That adds up to $16,296 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Carl Albert State College is 19.8%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Carl Albert State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,027 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,916 undergraduate students at Carl Albert State College, with 1,027 being full-time and 889 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Carl Albert State College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,027 full-time undergraduates at Carl Albert State College, 34% are male and 66% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Carl Albert State College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Carl Albert State College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Carl Albert State College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 23
Hispanic or Latino 109
White 498
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 381

Over 11 countries are represented at Carl Albert State College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Curaçao, The Gambia, and Rwanda.

Online Learning at Carl Albert State College

47 Took All Classes Online
111 Took At Least One Class Online
12.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 111 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Carl Albert State College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 17th most popular in Oklahoma for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Carl Albert State College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Carl Albert State College was 12.6%. This is the #1,172 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Carl Albert State College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Carl Albert State College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Engineering Technologies 55%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 21%
Human Development & Family Studies 21%
Quality Control Technology 55%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Carl Albert State College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Carl Albert State College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Social Sciences #2
Quality Control Technology #3
Non-Professional General Legal Studies #4
General Social Sciences #23
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #38
Human Development & Family Studies #42
Legal Professions #46
Engineering Technologies #51
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #53
Computer Information Systems #67
Social Sciences #81
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #82
Health & Medical Administrative Services #143
Computer & Information Sciences #155
Liberal Arts General Studies #181
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #181
Business Administration & Management #371
Health Professions #404
Business, Management & Marketing #459

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Carl Albert State College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Health Sciences & Services 0 99 0 99
Human Development & Family Studies 26 30 39 95
Business Administration & Management 0 54 0 54
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 49 0 49
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 15 16 31
Nursing 0 27 0 27
Other Social Sciences 0 26 0 26
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 20 0 20
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 17 0 17
Other Health Professions 0 12 0 12
Quality Control Technology 0 11 0 11
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 8 0 8
Management Information Systems 0 6 0 6
General Engineering 0 4 0 4
General Social Sciences 0 3 0 3
Computer Information Systems 0 2 0 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
Religious Studies 1 0 0 1
Social Work 1 0 0 1
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 28 384 55 467

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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