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

  • Join TRiO Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Great Room for lunch. A lot of things will be taking place this semester and we want to make sure you are ready! Come spend a little time with us and let us help you complete the semester successfully!

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  • Thursday, December 18th from 1-4 p.m. in Ballard Board Room. Cost is $25.00. Go to the Community Education page to register.

  • Today, College of the Ouachitas’ President, Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker, will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from...

  • Arkansas State Representative District 26 Candidate Debate will be held on COTO's campus at 7:00pm on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.
    This event will be held in College of the Ouachitas Great Room (A300) and is open to the public.

    David Kizzia (D)
    Laurie Rushing (R...

  • On October 9, 2014, 11am - 1pm, the TRIO/CPI programs will sponsor the Health Fair in the COTO Breezeway

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Event Calendar

Tuesday, April 1, 2014