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 to Cowley County Community College is Northern Oklahoma College (30.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Cowley County Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Kansas for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 103 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Cowley County Community College(KS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty103 staff62 staff
Cowley County Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Cowley County Community College has declined by 22% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Cowley County Community College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,376 students1,551 students
Cowley County Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio33:127:1
Cowley County Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,843 students653 students
Cowley County Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,533 students898 students
Cowley County Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Cowley County Community College Enrollment Breakdown KS All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Cowley County Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Cowley County Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Cowley County Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Cowley County Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Cowley County Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Cowley County Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Cowley County Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Cowley County Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Cowley County Community College Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.410.46
Cowley County Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Cowley County Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$34,000
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 $3,503. 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 $4,523. The out-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,204$3,503
Cowley County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,256$4,523
Cowley County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesTuition and fees bas
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%90%
Cowley County Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$9,500
Cowley County Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,454
Cowley County Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, 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 $3,503 per year for in-state students and $4,523 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,710 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Donnelly College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.