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UA Cossatot Mission Statement

UA Cossatot embraces diversity and is committed to improving the lives of those in our region by providing quality education, outstanding service, and relevant industry training.

UA Cossatot Campus Contact Information

Main Mailing Address (De Queen Campus)

183 College Drive, De Queen, AR 71832

Shipping Address (Nashville Campus)

1558 Hwy 371 West, Nashville, AR 71852

Shipping Address (Ashdown Campus)

1411 N. Constitution Ave., Ashdown, AR 71822

Shipping Address (Lockesburg Campus)

128 E. Main Lockesburg, AR 71816

Toll-Free and Local Phone Numbers

800-844-4471 / 870-584-4471

AR Relay Services: 711

Academic Facilities

The original campus of Cossatot Vocational-Technical School, now UA Cossatot is located in De Queen, AR. This campus, which serves as the primary administrative campus, is divided into ten separate buildings and areas containing approximately 98,000 square feet. Our classrooms and lab spaces are well equipped and maintained, and our Trade and Industry shops and lab spaces feature industry standard equipment and training. Computer labs, a language lab, and Internet labs for research and distance education students, as well as audiovisual classrooms and technology, are available to students. As the need arises and funds become available, the facilities are expanded and improved.

UA Cossatot provides a Testing Center on the DeQueen, Ashdown, and Nashville campuses. The types of testing provided by the Center include:

  1. Instructor and NextGen Accuplacer placement testing are available on demand at all locations.
  2. CLEP, NACE, TEAS, and other assessments are available at certain locations by appointment.
  3. GED testing is available in English and Spanish on the DeQueen and Nashville Campuses at no charge. GED testing is consistent with State regulations and participants must make apply for testing. Contact your local adult education center for more details.

Persons needing special testing considerations may request accommodations by contacting Disability Services at or 870-584-4471. Proper documentation must be provided.

The Howard County Campus is located at 1558 Highway 371 West in Nashville, Arkansas, and rests on 35 acres. The 40,500 square foot facility opened for Fall 2006 classes, and offers business, nursing, Cosmetology, and technical programs as well as general education coursework. In addition, there is classroom and lab space for a variety of non-credit classes, Adult Basic Education, and numerous special projects.

The Little River County Campus is located at 1411 N. Constitution Avenue in Ashdown, AR. This 53,640 sq. ft. facility houses lecture classrooms, computer labs, two Interactive video classrooms, a life science lab, Physical Therapist Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs, and the Barbara Horn Civic Center. The Civic Center is used by the College and community for various meetings and community enrichment activities. Also housed on this campus is the Center for Workplace Excellence which provides Adult Basic Education, employability skills training, and pre-employment assessment for local industry partners.  In a collaborative effort with the University of Arkansas System, the Little River County Cooperative Extension Service is located on this campus to provide agricultural and extension services to area residents, as well as to administer 4H programs for local youth.

The Lockesburg Campus, located at 128 E. Main Lockesburg, AR, is home to the Lockesburg Industrial Maintenance Institute (LIMI) and the historic gymnasium, restored in 2017 to its original 1953 appearance, where the home games for the Cossatot Colts men’s and women’s basketball games are played.  The main LIMI building, containing approximately 10,000 square feet and housed in the former Lockesburg High School, was renovated to its original 1954 appearance for the 2018-19 academic year and consists of seven rooms used for both classroom instruction and hands-on application.  A second LIMI facility on this campus is a metal shop building used for welding instruction.

The Educational Resource Center (ERC) is a one-stop academic center that offers numerous resources for study and research, including about 10,000 books, periodicals (magazines and newspapers), media (audio, video, DVDs), and 24/7 access to many online databases that provide educational and instructional resources for UA Cossatot’s students, faculty, staff, and community users. There is an ERC conveniently located at: Kimball Bldg. at De Queen; Room 104 at Nashville; and Room 216 at Ashdown. The ERC offers free tutoring, along with various tutorials and workshops for individual or group education during each semester. A knowledgeable staff is available during posted hours. The ERC also manages the UA Cossatot Textbook Program. Students may visit the ERC at any campus to pick up textbooks. 

UA Cossatot is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you are a person with a documented disability and need accommodations to attend classes, please fill out the Disability Services Packet and contact the Disability Services at the campus where you plan to attend. Applications for accommodations are accepted at any time during the semester. The College recommends submitting requests as early as possible to allow time to make any necessary arrangements.

Event accommodation requests should be made with the Disability Services at least two working days prior to the event. Documentation of disability may be required.

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