Campus News

  • Want to learn something new?  Join one of these evening Community Education classes at College of the Ouachitas! For more information or to register, call 501-332-0210 or 501-337-5000 or email Most classes are held on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday nights. Click here for a list of Community Education classes offered at College of the Ouachitas.

  • COTO will host the Spring graduation and transfer fair on Tuesday, March 4th from 10-1 in the Great Room. 

    Come by to apply for graduation, order cap and gown, and get information about transferring to complete your bachelor’s degree!

  • College of the Ouachitas will host a grand opening on Friday, February 21st, for the 3D Printer Innovation Center.  Drop by between the times of 1:00pm - 2:30pm to see it for yourself!

  • If you are a Student, Faculty or Staff Member of College of the Ouachitas you are invited to enter the Art Show.

    Art must be delivered to the COTO Library during the last week of February – 24, 25, 26, 27. Ribbon winners will be announced at a reception on March 3 at 12:15 pm. Click here for details.

  • ACT Test Prep Course will be taught at College of the Ouachitas on Tuesdays, March 4th through April 8th, from 6 - 9 p.m.  There will not be a class on March 25th due to spring break.  Cost for the course is $125.   You must register and pay before class begins on March 4th.  Click here for more information.

  • TRiO Student Support Services will be hosting a luncheon for our participants, Wednesday, February 12th, from 12pm. – 1p.m., in the Great Room at College of the Ouachitas.  If you are a TRiO participant, please reserve your seat with Ms. Lori at 501-332-0288. For more information, click here.

  • The last day to charge books to your Financial Aid is Friday, January 31st.
    Financial Aid refunds will be disbursed on Friday, February 14th.  Refund checks will be available after 9am at the Business Office windows. Students must have Student ID and Driver's License.

  • On Thursday, January 16, around 10:00 a.m., Malvern Police Department informed the college that they were responding to a call regarding a threat of a firearm at College of the Ouachitas by an individual visiting the campus.  A search of the suspected individual and their vehicle determined that no weapons were present.  MPD removed the individual from the campus without further incident. 

    College of the Ouachitas takes situations of this nature seriously, as we place paramount importance on the safety of our students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. Situations of this nature allow college officials to evaluate and strengthen existing emergency protocols in order to assure the highest level of security for the College community.

  • "Meet the Artist" Library Open House!
    Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Robin Miller-Bookhout grew up in Malvern and graduated from MHS in 1971.  She is retired from teaching art in the Little Rock School District, and now spends more time on her painting.  She has a beautiful collection of oil pastels and watercolors on display in the library.  She also has some framed paints, note cards, and magnets for sale, with the proceeds going to the COTO Foundation for scholarships.

    David Malcolm Rose grew up in upstate New York, but now lives in Hot Springs, Ar.  His sculptures of buildings along the old Route 66 have been on display in the Library since early November, but now is the chance to meet this talented individual and hear his stories.


  • The College's voice mail system is experiencing technical difficulties.  As of now, you may call 501-337-5000 during regular hours (8am-4:30pm) and a person will answer the phone and transfer you.  You may also dial any direct number, follow the link below for the employee directory.  The issue is that there is no voicemail, so if the person you are trying to reach is not at their desk at that moment, you will not be able to leave a message.  We appreciate your patience as the IT Department continues working closely with our network provider to resolve the situation.