Campus News

  • The last day to charge books to your Financial Aid is Monday, September 8th
    Financial Aid refunds will be disbursed Friday, September 19th.
    Refund checks will be available after 9 a.m. at the Business Office windows. Students must have their Student ID and Driver’s License when picking up checks..

    Thursday, September 4th, 8am-4pm

    Tickets will be $20 Thursday ONLY!! (Save $5 per ticket!)
    Call 501.332.0234 or 501.332.0270
    Visit the College Advancement Office, in the hallway behind the Information Desk in the Admin Building.

    Take advantage of this ONE DAY PRE-SALE, regular price tickets will be available beginning Monday, September 8th, at 10am.

    The event will be held on Saturday, October 4th, 6:30pm, at the Boys & Girls Club of Malvern & HSC.
    All proceeds support the College of the Ouachitas Foundation Scholarship Fund.

  • College of the Ouachitas will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.  The College will reopen on Tuesday, September 2.  COTO wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.

  • Our Constitution Day celebration is scheduled for Monday, September 22, in the Great Room, A300, from 12 – 1 p.m. John Speer and Jimmie Weber, whose forefathers actually fought in the Revolutionary War,  will be here again this year presenting a program. They will be dressed in full Revolutionary War soldier uniforms. We will also be having the fifth graders from Wilson Intermediate School join us, as in the past. Staff, faculty and students are invited and encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to show these fifth graders, and their teachers, what a great college community we have and make them feel welcome. Every year I get thank you cards from the students attending saying that they want to go to school here when they go to college.

    Please join us as we celebrate the United State of America and the freedom we enjoy. Program will start at 12:00 noon, but you are welcome to come in late.

  • Friday, August 29, is the last day to get free ID cards for the Fall semester. Price after that date is $5.00. Please go to the Library to get your ID card made.

  • The first Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Chapter Meeting of the semester will be held on Thursday, August 28.
    This meeting will be in Room B107 and begin at 12:15pm.  Lunch will be provided. 
    For more information, you can contact one of the PTK Advisors: Ms. Lisa Irwin, Mr. Bob Starkey, Ms. Tricia Baar, or Ms. Jayna Winiecki.

  • We would like to take this opportunity to share some important information regarding student accounts and payment plans. If you have requested a payment plan for the fall 2014 semester, this is a reminder that one third of your balance plus the finance fee is due no later than August 25, 2014. In addition, if you are expecting financial aid, your financial aid needs to be completed and showing on your account by this date, otherwise, you will be administratively withdrawn from your classes.

    If you are unable to pay your account in full by the above date and have not established a payment plan with the Business Office, please visit or call our office immediately. For more information, call the Business Office at 501.332.0237 or 501.332.0314.

  • Student Support Services would like to welcome you back to another great semester and empower you to be successful! Come and join us for orientation and catch up on what’s new in TRiO! August 26 & 27 12:15p.m. – 1:00p.m. In the Great Room, A300 TRiO will be giving away a Grant Aid scholarship of $1,000 to one participant each day!

  • Welcome (or Welcome Back) to COTO!!

    Happy First Day of the Fall Semester!!

  • Practical Nursing

    • Classes that start in January, exam is 1st and 2nd Friday, of October, at 8:00 am or 12:30 pm.
    • Classes that start in August, exam is 1st and 2nd Friday, of June, at 8:00 am or 12:30 pm.



    Registered Nursing

    • Classes that start in January, exam is 1st and 2nd Friday, of September, at 8:00 am or 12:30 pm.
    • Classes that start in May, exam is 1st and 2nd Friday, of February, at 8:00 am or 12:30 pm.



    Mandatory Meeting

    Students that score a minimum overall score of 55 or above on the entrance exam will attend one of the mandatory meetings:

    • 11:45 am same day after exam
    • 3:45 pm same day after exam
    • 7:00 am following Monday after exam