College of the Ouachitas

College of the Ouachitas in Malvern (Hot Spring County) is a comprehensive two-year college in south-central Arkansas. In addition, the college, oversees the Ouachita Area Career Center (OACC), post-secondary programs in cosmetology and nursing, the Ouachita Area Adult Education Center (OAAEC), and the Workforce Center. College of the Ouachitas is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Campus News

  • College of the Ouachitas Library will be open for students on Sunday, December 11, 12:00-5:00 pm, in preparation for Finals Week.

  • You may now register for the upcoming Spring 2017 semester! Classes are offered on the Main Campus in Malvern and at the Sheridan Center! Call 501-337-5000 for more information! The Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes can be found by following this link: ...

  • The application to apply for financial aid, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, is FREE to complete. Please do not pay to fill out the FAFSA. You may visit to get access to the free application.

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  • The last day to request a Federal Student Loan for the Fall semester is November 14.

  • Malvern, AR -- College of the Ouachitas (COTO) has been awarded a five-year $2.24 million commitment from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III program, the largest single grant in the College’s 47 year history.  The grant, written by COTO Vice President of Instruction, Pat Simms, and...

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December 2016