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Carl Albert State College

Carl Albert State College
Former names
Poteau Community College
Established 1933
Type Public
2 Year College
President Mr. Garry M. Ivey - Interim President
Students 3,300
Location Poteau, Oklahoma, United States
Campus Rural
Colors Blue and White         
Athletics NJCAA Division I
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Mascot Vikings

Carl Albert State College, commonly abbreviated as CASC, is a community college located in southeastern Oklahoma. Originally named Poteau Junior College, it was founded in 1933, and its name changed to Poteau Community College in the early 1950s. In 1971, it was renamed in honor of then Speaker of the House Carl Albert. Its primary campus is located in Poteau, Oklahoma, but has a smaller campus in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. It enrolls approximately 3,300 students annually with a student-faculty ratio of about 15-1.


Carl Albert Stage College offers over 28 different academic degree programs, both terminal and transfer. The programs include: Business Administration, Art, Child Development, Music, Telecommunications, Mathematics, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medicine, Nursing (from which program graduates may qualify to become Registered Nurses), Physical Therapist Assistant, and others. Through a cooperative agreement between CASC and East Central University, students can also earn bachelor's degrees and master's degrees on the CASC campus through a combination of on-campus and Interactive TV classes. CASC also has partnerships with Franklin University, Northeastern State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and Mid-America Christian University, offering a number of bachelor's degree programs through a combination of Web-based classes and ITV (Interactive Television) classes. Many degree programs may be completed 100% online through the extensive web offerings.

Student life

There are seven dormitories and over 31 student-run organizations, emphasizing interests in journalism, literature, athletics, academics, culture, drama, and more. Students are given free high speed internet access as well as free access to the school's computer lab.


The school's sports teams are called the Vikings. The mascot had been the Trojans for some time until the early 1990s when the switch was made. The school engages in collegiate baseball, softball, basketball, and dance. Former great Rodney Hemphill played here.

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