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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).

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  • 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.


  • Beginning the Spring 2018 semester, ALL College of the Ouachitas students will be issued a COTO email address.Your COTO email address will be the official and ONLY written means of communication from the College. The email address, Self-Service, and Blackboard logins have...

  • **UPDATE**  Student Affairs, Bookstore, & Library will open at 1:00pm.

    College of the Ouachitas will be closed on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, for employee in-service. We will re-open Wednesday, January 10, at 8:00am.

  • Students: You can charge your books to your Finanical Aid beginning January 8.  COTO Bookstore hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm; or you can go to the online bookstore, order your books, and pick them up in the COTO Bookstore. ...

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