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Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas 183 College Drive De Queen, AR 71832 Phone: (870) 584-4471
  • General Information
    About Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

    The Mission Statement for Cossatot Community College-UA is: Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas, an institution of higher education, is a public two-year college located in Southwest Arkansas and is dedicated to serving students who wish to achieve academic, personal, or career goals. The College seeks to encourage in each student the values essential for effective citizenship; the desire for lifelong learning; the techniques for applying knowledge and skills to personal, career, and community life challenges; and an understanding that all individuals have worth and potential. To achieve this mission the College strives to carry out the following purposes, which directly relate to the mission statement: I. To provide employment education for students to gain competence in skill areas and knowledge for entry into the global workforce. II. To offer quality higher education courses which may transfer to another educational institution. III. To offer a general education foundation in all programs that will enhance the student’s personal growth, skills, and understanding. IV. To provide developmental educational programs to allow individuals to reach their personal or occupational goals or to prepare for college-level course work. V. To provide opportunity for those needing adult basic education, general adult education, computer literacy, or English speaking and writing skills. VI. To provide student services including, but not limited to, counseling and guidance, career exploration and assistance, financial aid, and opportunities for extracurricular activities. VII. To provide the facilities of the College and the talents of its professional staff to its publics in order to support educational, civic, and cultural endeavors within each community in the service area. VIII. To provide leadership for and participate in economic development activities to enhance employment opportunities in the service area. IX. To work with local schools, community organizations, and state and federal agencies to encourage high school students and adults to continue their education beyond the twelfth grade or its equivalent. X. To provide educational and skill development by selecting delivery systems that encompass technology and alternative attendance patterns, and accepting creditable prior learning.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 64%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 2,080
    Native American 26
    Asian 18
    African American 250
    Hispanic 199
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 733
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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