Cowley County Community College

Tel: (620)442-0430
3,376 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 3,376 students (55% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.
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 grown by 11% over five years.
College Cowley County Community College (KS) Community College Avg.
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 62 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,376 has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has decreased from 42:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,376 students 1,383 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 33:1 27:1
# Full-Time Students 1,843 students 682 students
# Part-Time Students 1,533 students 826 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 482 300
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
8%
9%
% Black
7%
9%
% White
76%
72%
% Two or more races
5%
2%
% Non Resident races
1%
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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. 0.41 0.46

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,666 is less than the state average of $3,180. 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 $4,710. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,666 $3,180
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,123 $4,710
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83% 90%
Source: 2014 (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 $3,213 per year for in-state students and $4,249 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,370 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 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.