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

  • Malvern, Arkansas – College of the Ouachitas (COTO) Foundation will soon be able to award the Malvern National Bank Endowed Scholarship annually.  The named endowed scholarship is the first received by a business to the College of the Ouachitas Foundation.

    “MNB has had a long and close...

  • MALVERN, AR -- Employees at West Fraser Mill in Leola and Huttig completed the College of the Ouachitas (COTO) Professional Development Academy in December.  Both mills began the academy in the summer and completed the training in four months.  The training was facilitated by Mason Robinson,...

  • College of the Ouachitas recently announced the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the Fall 2017 semester.  Students on the President’s List have earned 12 or more credit hours in college level courses and achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. 

    President’s List...

  • Good News! Spring 18 Registration has been EXTENDED to 5:00pm on Monday, January 22.  The last day to adjust schedules will now be Tuesday, January 23, by 6:00pm.

  • Between 1:00PM and 2:00PM this afternoon (January 15), College of the Ouachitas will be sending a TEST text, phone call, and/or e-mail to individuals that have signed up to receive occasional Campus Alerts and/or Emergency Notifications from the College.


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