Ouachita Technical College

Ouachita Technical College

Ouachita Technical College, abbreviated as OTC, is an institute of technical and vocational education located in Malvern, Arkansas. The college was set up in 1969 as the Ouachita Vocational Technical School. OTC offers a number of online courses, associate's degrees, proficiency certificate courses, and technical certificate programs.

Ouachita Technical College's students are involved in various organizations including the Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Student Nurses Association, and Student Arkansas Education Association. Financial aid is provided to needy students in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships like OTC Academic Scholarship, OTC Merit Scholarship, Ouachita Student Government Association Scholarship, and State of Arkansas Scholarship.

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Malvern , AR 72104-0816

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Ouachita Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine147registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, medication aide
Liberal Arts81liberal arts and sciences
Beauty and Cosmetology29cosmetology
Mechanics and Repair27electrical installation and repair, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics, small engine mechanics
Medical Administration20medical office management, medical records tech, medical transcription
Construction Trades18electrician
Business and Management16business management, accounting, business and related services
Family and Social Work12child care management, child care provider
Security and Law Enforcement9criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Production Trades8welding, precision production
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science, computer networking, computer security
Transportation5truck and bus driver
Education and Teaching3teacher ed
Office and Administration2office management, general office occupations
Engineering Technician2computer systems tech

Number of programs and degrees for Ouachita Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree7811
Award of less than 1 academic year16515
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years14311

Ouachita Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ouachita Technical College had a total enrollment of 1,558 students (902 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 12%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 40%
18-19 16%
20-21 8%
22-24 7%
25-29 8%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Ouachita Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 48 %

Ouachita Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Malvern, Arkansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arkansas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Ouachita Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,150
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,830
Books and supplies $ 736

Financial Aid:
Ouachita Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 997600)

Ouachita Technical College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1328

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year1*6$33,530
All faculty totalcalendar year1*6$33,530

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year12$42,30522$42,125
All faculty totalacademic year12$42,30522$42,125

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ouachita Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Office Management/Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Medication Aide
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Precision Production, Other
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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