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 in Malvern, AR is seeking qualified applicants for the position of CIS instructor. Click here for more information.

  • College of the Ouachitas is hosting a Career Fair, Thursday, April 21, 9:00am to 1:00pm, in the Great Room. There will be employers from various industries in attendance. This is a great opportunity for students and upcoming graduates who are seeking employment to meet local employers. All...

  • Reminder to All students:
    Friday, April 8, will be the final day to turn in a loan request for the Spring Semester.
    Summer Loan Applications will be available on Monday, April 11.

  • MALVERN, AR—In a Special Called Meeting Thursday, March 31, College of the Ouachitas Board of Trustees announced Dr. Steve Rook as the College’s new president.
    Dr. Rook will assume the office of President on June 1, 2016.  He succeeds Interim President Dr. Barry Ballard who has served in...


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April 2014