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Chancellor's Greeting

Welcome to UA Cossatot! 

You may not know it yet, but you have taken the first step in getting a top-flight education and are on your way to a rewarding career.

Many people know the name Cossatot as it applies to the beautiful local river, but few know that Cossatot is a Native American word meaning "skull crusher." Our college adopted this name when we opened our doors in 1974. We feel that it is a name that fits our school well because imparting knowledge is what we do best at UA Cossatot.

We have come a long way since 1974 – with just 35 students. We now educate more than 1,400 students each semester, helping each student to carve out his or her start to a great future.

UA Cossatot is consistently ranked in the top five colleges in Arkansas for graduation rate and affordability. Our college and our faculty routinely win awards for creativity and excellence. This means you are enrolling in a college that supports and guides you all the way through your classroom education while still making it all incredibly inexpensive to attend.

Throw in the most creative and affordable textbook program in Arkansas, innovation in industry-certified technical training, a college that ranks in the top five for transfer education and you have the recipe for the perfect college for you!

We are glad to welcome you as a part of the "skull crusher" heritage at the University of Arkansas Cossatot.

Steve Cole

Dr. Steve Cole
UA Cossatot Chancellor


Explore UA Cossatot and let us help you find out how we can get you started, or help you continue, your educational journey. At UA Cossatot, if you start here, you can go anywhere!