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 will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.  The College will reopen on Tuesday, September 2.  COTO wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.

  • Our Constitution Day celebration is scheduled for Monday, September 22, in the Great Room, A300, from 12 – 1 p.m. John Speer and Jimmie Weber, whose forefathers actually fought in the Revolutionary War,  will be here again this year presenting a program. They will be dressed in full...

  • Friday, August 29, is the last day to get free ID cards for the Fall semester. Price after that date is $5.00. Please go to the Library to get your ID card made.

  • The first Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Chapter Meeting of the semester will be held on Thursday, August 28.
    This meeting will be in Room B107 and begin at 12:15pm.  Lunch will be provided. 
    For more information, you can contact one of the PTK Advisors: Ms. Lisa Irwin, Mr. Bob Starkey, Ms....

  • We would like to take this opportunity to share some important information regarding student accounts and payment plans. If you have requested a payment plan for the fall 2014 semester, this is a reminder that one third of your balance plus the finance fee is due no later than August 25, 2014....

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Friday, August 1, 2014