Cowley County Community College

  • 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Cowley County Community College (KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 103 staff 53 staff
Cowley County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,376 has declined by 21% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has decreased from 45:1 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,376 students 1,479 students
Cowley County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1 27:1
Cowley County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,843 students 653 students
Cowley County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,533 students 826 students
Cowley County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Cowley County Community College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
482 299
Cowley County Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Cowley County Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
1%
2%
Cowley County Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
8%
9%
Cowley County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
7%
8%
Cowley County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
76%
72%
Cowley County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
Cowley County Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Cowley County Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Cowley County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.41 0.46
Cowley County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
33%
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Cowley County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $35,600 -
Cowley County Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,204 is less than the state average of $3,479. The in-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,256 is more than the state average of $4,516. The out-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,204 $3,479
Cowley County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,256 $4,516
Cowley County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83% 90%
Cowley County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $8,000 -
Cowley County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,500 -
Cowley County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Dance, Soccer,
Softball, Tennis,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
Source: 2016 (or 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 $3,479 per year for in-state students and $4,516 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,752 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.