Cowley County Community College

Tel: (620)442-0430
3,975 students
Public institution
Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is committed to learning excellence and personal enrichment in an open access environment.
School Highlights:
Cowley County Community College serves 3,975 students (54% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Cowley County Community College is the only community colleges within Cowley County, KS.
The nearest community college is Northern Oklahoma College (30.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 103 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
College Cowley County Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 103 staff
61 staff
Cowley County Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,975 has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 53% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,975 students 1,296 students
Cowley County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 39:1
21:1
Cowley County Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,162 students
814 students
Cowley County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,813 students
1,040 students
Cowley County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Cowley County Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Cowley County Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
2%
5%
Cowley County Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
9%
21%
Cowley County Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
10%
15%
Cowley County Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
72%
51%
Cowley County Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
5%
3%
Cowley County Community College More (2010-2013)
Cowley County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.46 0.68
Cowley County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,666 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,123 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,666 $5,660
Cowley County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,123 $10,250
Cowley County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 482 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
89%
Cowley County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Cowley is both a community college with transfer programs and a vocational/technical school offering two-year job-ready degree programs, students with very diverse needs will find us a perfect educational fit. The College works hard to maintain standards of quality that will provide students with an education that will prepare them to transfer to a four year program or enter the workforce. Cowley is a cutting edge institution, respected throughout the country as a leader in innovation and quality. We strongly encourage both parents and prospective students to explore their educational opportunities with us. Cowley has over 70 majors and programs of study. Degrees offered include the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General Studies, and the College Certificate. Cowley College is among the fastest growing community colleges in the nation. We take pride in the quality of our education, small classes and student activities. Our main campus is located in Arkansas City, a small community of around 13,000 people in south-central Kansas. We have several outreach centers across the region including two enrollment locations located in Wichita and a center in Mulvane. If you are unable to attend our physical locations you are able to earn an accredited degree fully online! Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and by the Kansas State Board of Regents.

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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,243 per year for in-state students and $5,164 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,701 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.52, which is equal to the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.