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Cowley County Community College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Cowley County Community College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Cowley County Community College was awarded 20 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Cowley College as #1,743 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list.

Cowley College also holds the #29 spot on the Best Colleges in Kansas ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cowley College?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Cowley County Community College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Cowley County Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, Cowley County Community College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Cowley County Community College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cowley County Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Cowley County Community College is 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 out of 100

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Cowley County Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,475 undergraduates at Cowley College with 1,327 being full-time and 1,148 being part-time.

How Much Does Cowley County Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Cowley College is $7,597. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cowley College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,649 $7,702 $8,206 $10,065 $9,630

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Cowley College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cowley College, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $3,826 a year. That adds up to $15,304 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cowley College is 6.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Cowley College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Cowley College make around $34,729 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 18% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Cowley County Community College

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

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Contact details for Cowley College are given below.

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

Cowley County Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Cowley County Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Cowley College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 1,652 students took at least one online class at Cowley County Community College. This is an increase from the 1,489 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,652 861
2018-2019 1,489 746
2017-2018 1,574 873
2016-2017 2,106 1,236
2015-2016 1,843 1,086

Learn more about online learning at Cowley County Community College.

Notes and References


*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.