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College of the Ouachitas Overview

College of the Ouachitas is a public institution located in Malvern, Arkansas. The location of College of the Ouachitas is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is College of the Ouachitas Known For?

642 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at College of the Ouachitas.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 34% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is College of the Ouachitas?

Location of College of the Ouachitas

Contact details for College of the Ouachitas are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One College Circle, Malvern, AR 72104-0816
Phone: 501-337-5000
Website: www.coto.edu

How Do I Get Into College of the Ouachitas?

You can apply to College of the Ouachitas online at: https://selfservice.coto.edu/selfservice/Admissions/Application.aspx?applicationformid=3

College of the Ouachitas 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 College of the Ouachitas?

16% Take Out Loans
10.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At College of the Ouachitas, approximately 16% of students took out student loans averaging $3,605 a year. That adds up to $14,420 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at College of the Ouachitas is 10.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

College of the Ouachitas Undergraduate Student Diversity

358 Full-Time Undergraduates
75% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,151 undergraduate students at College of the Ouachitas, with 358 being full-time and 793 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  College of the Ouachitas

Gender Diversity

Of the 358 full-time undergraduates at College of the Ouachitas, 25% are male and 75% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  College of the Ouachitas

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of College of the Ouachitas students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of College of the Ouachitas Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 86
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 243
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

Over 3 countries are represented at College of the Ouachitas. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Benin, Cameroon, and India.

Online Learning at College of the Ouachitas

90 Took All Classes Online
314 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 314 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at College of the Ouachitas has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 23rd most popular in Arkansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of College of the Ouachitas

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at College of the Ouachitas was -2.3%. This is the #2,351 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at College of the Ouachitas regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 38%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 38%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at College of the Ouachitas 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 College of the Ouachitas.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance #5
Mechanic & Repair Technologies #25
Other Business, Management & Marketing #37
General Business/Commerce #190
Teacher Education Grade Specific #296
Criminal Justice & Corrections #436
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #495

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%.

College of the Ouachitas Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 116 0 59 175
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 31 34 65
Health & Medical Administrative Services 52 3 9 64
Cosmetology 42 0 13 55
Nursing 0 52 0 52
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 19 5 8 32
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 30 0 0 30
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 30 30
Computer Information Systems 7 5 5 17
Precision Metal Working 14 0 0 14
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6 3 4 13
Criminal Justice & Corrections 11 1 0 12
Accounting 0 4 7 11
Business Administration & Management 7 3 0 10
Plumbing & Water Supply 8 0 0 8
Computer Engineering Technology 8 0 0 8
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 7 7
Computer Systems Networking 7 0 0 7
Computer Programming 6 0 0 6
Construction 6 0 0 6
Ground Transportation 6 0 0 6
Information Technology 5 0 0 5
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 4 0 4
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 3 3
General Business/Commerce 0 2 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 0 0 0 0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 0 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 350 113 179 642

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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