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How Well Is College of the Ouachitas Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

College of the Ouachitas was awarded 1 badge in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

College of the Ouachitas was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into College of the Ouachitas?

Acceptance Rate

Since College of the Ouachitas has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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College of the Ouachitas Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At College of the Ouachitas, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at College of the Ouachitas is 34%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  34 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of the Ouachitas

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At College of the Ouachitas this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

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College of the Ouachitas Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,151 undergraduates at College of the Ouachitas with 358 being full-time and 793 being part-time.

College of the Ouachitas Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 12.24 out of 100, College of the Ouachitas is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  12.24 out of 100
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How Much Does College of the Ouachitas Cost?

The overall average net price of College of the Ouachitas is $8,295. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for College of the Ouachitas

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,419 $8,267 $9,873 $11,666 $12,338

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of College of the Ouachitas, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At College of the Ouachitas, approximately 16% of students took out student loans averaging $3,605 a year. That adds up to $14,420 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at College of the Ouachitas is 10.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do College of the Ouachitas Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from College of the Ouachitas make about $27,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 31% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of College of the Ouachitas

Located in Malvern, Arkansas, College of the Ouachitas is a public institution. Malvern is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of College of the Ouachitas

Contact details for College of the Ouachitas are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One College Circle, Malvern, AR 72104-0816
Phone: 501-337-5000

College of the Ouachitas Majors

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Online Learning at College of the Ouachitas

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 314 students took at least one online class at College of the Ouachitas. This is a decrease from the 336 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 314 90
2016-2017 336 96
2015-2016 333 119
2014-2015 398 83
2013-2014 344 114

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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