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Cowley County Community College Overview

Located in Arkansas City, Kansas, Cowley County Community College is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Arkansas City draws many to the area.

What Is Cowley County Community College Known For?

816 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Cowley College.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Cowley County Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Cowley College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Food Processing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Cowley County Community College?

Location of Cowley County Community College

Contact details for Cowley College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 125 S 2Nd St, Arkansas City, KS 67005
Phone: 620-442-0430

How Do I Get Into Cowley College?

You can apply to Cowley College online at:

Cowley County Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Cowley County Community College?

40% Take Out Loans
5.4% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Cowley College, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $3,506 a year. That adds up to $14,024 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cowley College is 5.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Cowley County Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,449 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,664 undergraduate students at Cowley College, with 1,449 being full-time and 1,215 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Cowley College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,449 full-time undergraduates at Cowley College, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Cowley College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Cowley County Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Cowley College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 20
Black or African American 84
Hispanic or Latino 170
White 950
International Students 78
Other Races/Ethnicities 147

Over 31 countries are represented at Cowley College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, France, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at Cowley County Community College

873 Took All Classes Online
1,574 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,574 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cowley College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 40th most popular in Kansas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Cowley College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Cowley County Community College was -5.8%. This is the #2,499 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cowley College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Cowley College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 62%
Food Processing 62%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Cowley College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Cowley College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nuclear & Radiological Technicians #2
Science Technologies / Technicians #9
Entrepreneurial Studies #108
Accounting #337
Health & Medical Administrative Services #401
Criminal Justice & Corrections #465

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Cowley County Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 338 0 338
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 136 0 0 136
Precision Metal Working 36 14 33 83
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 45 0 0 45
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 38 0 0 38
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 13 10 13 36
Nuclear & Radiological Technicians 0 33 0 33
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 8 14 22
Human Development & Family Studies 11 8 0 19
Design & Applied Arts 11 7 0 18
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 2 10 12
Cosmetology 0 2 10 12
Food Processing 0 0 8 8
Allied Health Professions 0 6 0 6
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 3 3
Accounting 0 2 0 2
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 2 0 2
Fire Protection 2 0 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 292 433 91 816


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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