Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

De Queen, AR 71832
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Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is one of the twenty-two public 2-year colleges in Arkansas. The campus is located in a rural area, in De Queen.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,506 students attend the school. Every year 41% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,520, and fees were $1,080. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,000 and $1,080 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students1,506
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs

The Cossatot Community College, University of Arkansas Practical Nursing is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The program has an 11 month day program beginning in August and ending in June and an 18 month evening program beginning in January and ending in June the following year.

Admission Requirements for the program:

  1. High school diploma or GED equivalency certification
  2. Nurses Entrance Test
  3. ACT or ASSET/COMPASS score
  4. Each student must complete all prerequisite courses prior to entering the LPN program.

Deadline for Application for the day program is 1st of March and the deadline for the evening program is 31st  August 31st. Students not accepted into the program will need to complete a new application in subsequent years.

The selection process will be based on admission exam scores, prerequisite grades (76%), and questionnaire results.

Successful applicants will be required to submit to a background check and drug screening which will be randomly carried out throughout the year. Students will also receive all required immunization requirements before entering the program.

The program will follow a special calendar with regular classes running 5-6 hours each and clinical days will be 8-12 hours each.

Graduates from the PN program will be eligible to apply for the state licensing examination to become an LPN.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 24
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 27
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 88.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1998 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$71/credit
In State Students$84/credit
Out of State Students$100/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,195 $3,780 $4,500
ADN 70 $4,970 $5,880 $7,000
BSN 125 $8,875 $10,500 $12,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 83% of Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 63% $4,961
Other Federal Grant 12% $538
State Grant & Scholarships 48% $712
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 15% $954
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,165
$30,001 to $48,000$4,893
$48,001 to $75,000$6,192
$75,001 to $110,000$6,106
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Arkansas state board of nursing.
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
183 College Drive
De Queen, AR 71832

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