Campus News

  • College of the Ouachitas wants to welcome you to Fall classes for 2016. We want to remind you that either a payment or your financial aid needs to be completed and showing on your account before August 19, 2016. If you have made a payment plan, we still need a payment on your account by this date. Otherwise, you risk the chance of losing your classes. Classes start Monday, August 22, 2016.

    The Business Office offers a payment plan. Payments are divided into three payments for spring classes. We charge a $35 finance fee (non-refundable) for this service. You may also make payments online through your self-service account. Be sure to review your self-service account to verify all payments have been applied and all charges are correct. Contact the Business Office at 501.332.0237 to make payment arrangements or if you have questions regarding your student account.

  • During the month of July, College of the Ouachitas will host two 3D Design and Digital Sculpting Day Camps for students in 7th grade through senior year.  Cost is $45 per student.  For more information, contact Michael Karr at (501)332-0251 or email

    Camp 1:   7th-9th grade students      July 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Camp 2:     10th-12th grade students      July 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • College of the Ouachitas recently announced the President’s and Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 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 include Hot Spring County residents: Ashley Clark, Eric Gaither, Seana Granger, Payton Kehner, Sheena Loy, Robert McKnight, Brittany Ramey, and Jessica Robertson;  Grant County residents: Levi Boudra, Emily Hope, and Caitlyn Mozingo; Clark County residents: Billy Adams, Lisa Barker, Sydney McCauley, and Chelsea McKay; Saline County residents: Elizabeth Crumpler and Jeneille Hampel; Jefferson County resident: Dana Smith; and Dallas County resident: Yessenia Gonzalez.


    Students named to the Dean’s List have earned 12 or more credit hours in college level courses and achieved a 3.50 grade point average for the semester.  Those named to the Dean’s List include Hot Spring County residents: Robert Aulds, John Bennett, Molly Cunningham, Seth Draper, Erin Dyer, Jeremy Freeman, Thomas Hedges, John Jeffries, Adam Landreth, Gary Loughren, Magan McDougal, Raimy Rink, and Loni Williams; Grant County residents: Collin Boatright, Kayla Conner, Emily Funderburg, Destiny Harrington, and Caleb Knighten; Clark County residents: Runar Lunde, Mathew McClenahan, and Erin Wingfield; Saline County residents: Melissa Davis, Lauren House, Kayla Neal, Aleas Ramsey, and Leslie Strickland; Garland County residents: Karen Brodin and Kyle Cash; Jefferson County resident: Rebecca Hicks, and White County resident: Jade McCoy.

  • Summer 5-week I:
    PSYC 1113 01   General Psychology               Weak 
    Summer 10-week:
    DATA 1213 31  Word Processing                     Beard 
    DATA 1243 31  Spreadsheet Applications        Boyett
    ECDE 1213 31   Curriculum and Materials       Diehl
    ECDE 1223 01   Early Childhood Practicum I   Diehl
    ECON 2213 31  Principles of Microeconomics Claar
    ENGL 1111 01   Comp I Supplemental Instr.     Edwards
    ENGL 1113 01   Composition I                          Edwards
    ENGL 1213 01   Composition II                        Edwards
    HIST 2123 31    US History Since 1865            Schultz 
    PSYC 1113 01   General Psychology               Mills


  • During the summer semester (May 23-July 29), the testing schedule has changed to the following:

    Monday & Tuesday: Testing by appointment only.
    Wednesday: 9:00 am COMPASS testing, 1:00 pm Accuplacer Testing
    Thursday: Pearson Vue Testing by appointment only.

    There will be no testing on Fridays.

  • College of the Ouachitas Summer Hours will begin on Monday, May 23 and continue through Friday, July 29.

    Campus will be open:
    Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 5:00pm 
    Friday:  8:00am - 12:00pm.

  • 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 students are encouraged to attend, community members are welcome to attend, as well. 

    Curent list of employeers:
    Arbor Oaks Healthcare and Rehab
    Arkansas Department of Human Services
    Arkansas Workforce Center
    Baptist Health Little Rock
    Benton Police Department
    Birch Tree Communities
    City of Hot Springs
    Malvern Daily Record
    National Park Medical Center
    Ouachita River Correctional Unit
    Sam’s Club
    Star Tech

  • 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 the position since January 2016.
    College of the Ouachitas Board of Trustees selected Dr. Rook after a nationwide search.  Rook was one of four candidates recommended to the Board for the position by a 11-member presidential search committee, which consisted of faculty, staff, student, and community representatives. The Board selected two finalists who were invited to the school for campus and community tours, meetings with faculty and staff members and students, and open forum receptions. 
    Mrs. Diana Reggans, chairman of the Board, said, “Dr. Steve Rook is the ideal person to lead College of the Ouachitas and is qualified with excellent credentials for the position.  Rook’s experience in two-year college administrative posts lends him the needed skills to provide executive leadership for the continued growth and development of the College.”
    Dr. Rook is the current Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Rich Mountain Community College in Mena, Arkansas.  He also served as Interim President of Rich Mountain from May 2011 – September 2011.
    Rook received his Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration from University of Arkansas at Little Rock, his Master of Science in Education, Guidance and Counseling/Student Personnel from Eastern Illinois University, and his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from University of Arkansas at Monticello.
    “I am extremely honored to be offered the position of President at College of the Ouachitas,” says Dr. Rook.  “It’s only once in a lifetime that a dream like this comes true.  I promise to work my hardest for the institution, the Board, and the community.”
    Dr. Rook, his wife, Connie, and their 16-year old son, Grayson, look forward to settling down in Malvern and becoming active members of the community.  They have two older sons, aged 23 and 27.