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

  • Refund checks will be available on February 12, 2016, beginning at 9:00am until 4:30pm, in the COTO Business Office.

    Students MUST have and present a student ID and a government issued ID (such as a driver's license) in order to receive checks. 

  • College of the Ouachitas recently announced the President’s and Dean’s List for the Fall 2015 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.  Those named to the President’s List...

  • New students (First semester at COTO) who were not able to attend Orientation prior to the beginning of classes will need to attend one of the following make-up sessions: Wednesday, January 20th OR Thursday, January 21st from 12:15-1:00 p.m. in the...

  • MALVERN, AR— At a special called meeting Thursday evening, College of the Ouachitas Board of Trustees announced Dr. J. Barry Ballard, a veteran community college administrator, as the College’s Interim President.
    Dr. Ballard began his new position as Interim President Friday, January 15. ...

  • Did you get the text/call/email?? College of the Ouachitas sent out a TEST of the Emergency Notification System between 12:30-1:00 today, January 13.  If you DID NOT, sign up NOW by following this link:  http://www.coto....

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April 2014