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IPEDS ID: 154952
OPE ID: 00190200
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Cowley County Community College
125 S 2nd St, Arkansas City, Kansas 67005
General information:  (620) 442-0430
Website:  www.cowley.edu/
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,475 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or lessView note
Student Support Services (SSS) at Cowley County Community College provides academic support services to students with disabilities. Eligible students may receive, among other services, personal and academic career counseling; career guidance; instruction; mentoring; and tutoring. Additional accommodations are available through the Office of Disabilities Services. For additional information, go to https://www.cowley.edu/student_services/needs/
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty6293
Instructional6293
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees
In-district$2,945$3,000$3,120$3,4209.6%
In-state$3,255$3,300$3,450$3,7508.7%
Out-of-state$4,712$4,170$4,890$5,1906.1%
Books and supplies$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,000$5,200$5,400$5,5001.9%
Other$4,500$4,500$4,500$4,5000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$6,300$6,200$6,200$6,2000.0%
Other$4,500$4,500$4,500$4,5000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,000$4,000$4,000$4,0000.0%
Total Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
In-district
On Campus$14,445$14,700$15,020$15,4202.7%
Off Campus$15,745$15,700$15,820$16,1201.9%
Off Campus with Family$8,945$9,000$9,120$9,4203.3%
In-state
On Campus$14,755$15,000$15,350$15,7502.6%
Off Campus$16,055$16,000$16,150$16,4501.9%
Off Campus with Family$9,255$9,300$9,450$9,7503.2%
Out-of-state
On Campus$16,212$15,870$16,790$17,1902.4%
Off Campus$17,512$16,870$17,590$17,8901.7%
Off Campus with Family$10,712$10,170$10,890$11,1902.8%
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  • High school students residing in Kansas and Oklahoma may take advantage of Cowley College's AcceleRATE program with its special tuition rate and no additional fees for many general education courses. More information for residents of Kansas can be found at https://www.cowley.edu/dual/accelerate-courses.html. Residents of Oklahoma can find more information at https://www.cowley.edu/okfasttrack/
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid149694%————
Grant or scholarship aid47690%$2,811,666$5,907
Federal grants32962%$1,268,464$3,856
Pell grants23344%$1,003,422$4,307
Other federal grants24647%$265,042$1,077
State/local government grant or scholarships61%$20,710$3,452
Institutional grants or scholarships39474%$1,522,492$3,864
Student loan aid16531%$631,230$3,826
Federal student loans16130%$602,131$3,740
Other student loans41%$29,099$7,275
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,919$7,661,989$3,993
Pell grants814$3,124,514$3,838
Federal student loans627$2,608,838$4,161
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2017-20182018-20192019-2020
Average net price$9,122$7,893$7,168
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2017-20182018-20192019-2020
$0 – $30,000$7,315$6,901$5,649
$30,001 – $48,000$7,750$6,747$7,702
$48,001 – $75,000$10,527$8,926$8,206
$75,001 – $110,000$11,390$10,220$10,065
$110,001 and more$11,580$9,938$9,630
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2020
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,475
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment201
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 54%
Part-time: 46%Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 75%
25 and over: 25%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 70%
Out-of-state: 22%
Foreign countries: 8%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 35%
Enrolled in some distance education: 32%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 33%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 63%
Part-time students: 56%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Returned in Fall 2020
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 63 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2020.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 47%
Transfer-out rate: 21%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 24%
Asian: 86%
Black or African American: 27%
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%
White: 47%
Two or more races: 63%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 60%
Non-resident alien: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2016 or Fall 2017, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2016 or Fall 2017, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2016]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 32%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 39%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 40%
[Began in Fall 2017]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 39%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 47%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 8%
Received an Associate's degree: 30%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 9%
Received an Associate's degree: 23%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 8%
Received an Associate's degree: 42%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 7%
Received an Associate's degree: 8%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 7%
Received an Associate's degree: 8%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 7%
Received an Associate's degree: 8%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 6%
Received an Associate's degree: 26%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 7%
Received an Associate's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 28%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 37%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 63%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 48%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 75%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
year
Certificate
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Certificate
Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields
Agricultural and Food Products Processing-8-
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management100
Category total180
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--3d
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-0d3d
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--0d
Category total-0d6d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance00d0d
Category total00d0d
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General-102
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist0--
Category total0102
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Electromechanical Technologies/Technicians, Other776
Category total776
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management8-4
Category total8-4
Health Professions and Related Programs
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)51--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)--11
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant11--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training1--
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder-10d8d
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist2--
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist--1
Medication Aide46--
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide109--
Rehabilitation Aide7--
Category total22710d20d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science-31
Fire Science/Fire-fighting0--
Category total031
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--320d
Category total--320d
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician-237
Category total-237
Precision Production
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant-4-
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist11114
Welding Technology/Welder22238
Category total333812
Science Technologies/Technicians
Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician--28
Category total--28
Visual and Performing Arts
Graphic Design13-11
Category total13-11
Grand total28999417
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • Cowley College focuses on academic success through military partnerships that assist active military, veterans and their families reach their educational goals. With the flexibility of online, hybrid and face-to-face courses, Cowley College takes prides in its ability to cater to student needs by helping families stay connected while taking courses for personal and professional development. Visit https://www.cowley.edu/military/ and https://www.cowley.edu/military/veterans.html
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2019-2020
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 42
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 6
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $2,628
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: $1,686
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 50%
Part-time students: 40%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%20%
200 percent of normal time10%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time30%20%
200 percent of normal time40%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
2019-2020 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division I MenWomen
All Track Combined8563
Baseball40
Basketball1617
Soccer2826
Softball20
Tennis1914
Volleyball15
Wrestling37
Other Sports22
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1975)08/31/2025
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/116767.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape011
d. Fondling100
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape001
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking002
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations697
c. Liquor law violations191111
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.201
b. Drug abuse violations026
c. Liquor law violations221923
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape011
d. Fondling100
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape001
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations367
c. Liquor law violations141111
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.100
b. Drug abuse violations025
c. Liquor law violations221919
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201820172016
Default rate6.3%7.0%5.4%
Number in default486653
Number in repayment761931980
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)