- Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is committed to learning excellence and personal enrichment in an open access environment.
Cowley County Community College serves 2,475 students (54% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is higher than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 2,475 students
- In-state tuition: $3,204
- Out-state tuition: $5,256
- Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
- Minority enrollment: 27%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The teacher population of 231 teachers has grown by 124% over five years.
Cowley County Community College
(KS) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Cowley County Community College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Cowley County Community College diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,204 is less than the state average of $3,484. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,256 is more than the state average of $4,443. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Tuition and fees bas
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Total Sports Offered
Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Cowley County Community College cost?
Cowley County Community College's tuition is approximately $3,204 for In-State students and $5,256 for Out-State students.
What sports does Cowley County Community College offer?
Cowley County Community College offers 10 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
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