Cowley College

About Cowley

About Cowley

Accreditation, Legal Notices, and Terms of Use

Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and by the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR).

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

For more information, email Cowley College at

In addition, individual programs are accredited by associated professional organizations.

The Automotive Service Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) for both secondary and post-secondary students and is an educational member with the Automotive Service Association (ASA).

Cosmetology is accredited by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology.

The Cowley College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992

The College is a member in good standing of the Kansas Association of Community Colleges, the Council of North Central Junior Colleges and the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected category.

The college will provide all qualified individuals reasonable accommodations in the work and educational environment and ensure equal access to all College programs, activities and facilities.

The College does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor outlined above or prohibited under applicable law.

This prohibition against discrimination applies to College employees, students, contractors, or agents of the College and to anyone participating in a College-sponsored event or activity. Inquiries concerning the college's compliance with its non-discrimination policies may be referred to the Executive Director for Student Affairs or the Director of Human Resources at 125 S Second St, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or by calling 620-442-0430.

Title IX Compliance

Students, their parents and employees of Cowley are hereby notified that the college does not discriminate on the basis of sex and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational activities and employment practices. Any person having inquiries concerning Cowley's compliance with Title IX is directed to contact the Executive Director for Student Affairs, Cowley College, 125 S. Second St., Arkansas City, KS 67005, who has been designated by the college to coordinate the institution's efforts to comply with Title IX.


Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits the release of education records without student permission.

Web Sites Terms of Use

The mission of Cowley College’s web sites is to make information and services available to Cowley’s prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, staff, administration and surrounding communities. The use of the information on the Cowley College web sites or the use of the computer and network facilities owned by Cowley College is based in good faith that you will use Cowley College’s web sites for the purpose intended.

Use or reproduction of the images, information or materials on Cowley College’s web site, for any purpose not expressly intended, is prohibited. Written permission from the Cowley College Director of Web Services is required before use of Cowley College logos or other collateral is authorized. Cowley College reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of Cowley College’s web sites, with or without notice.

The views and opinions expressed by students, faculty and staff on editorial pages does not necessarily reflect the views of Cowley College. Cowley is not responsible for contents on links to non-Cowley College web sites.

Web Privacy Statement

Unless permission is denied on the Admissions Application, it is a condition of enrollment that Cowley College has permission to use directory information, student identification photograph, and any appropriate photograph of a student or groups of students for the purpose of institutional research, student verification, and/or marketing.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies for our Google Remarketing Campaigns that use Google Analytics data. We use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as Google advertising cookies) for our Google Remarketing Campaigns. If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. You can also opt-out of having data on your website visits used in Google Analytics by going to

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


The information on Cowley College’s web site does not constitute a contract. Cowley College has made every effort to determine that information on our web sites are accurate at the time of posting. However, the College reserves the right to change, modify or alter without notice all fees, charges, tuition, expenses and costs of any kind, policy and procedure changes, and the College reserves the right to add or delete, without notice, any course offering or information listed in Cowley College’s web sites.

Social Networking Policy for Public Use

Access to the college’s social networking pages may be terminated if a user uploads or otherwise makes directly accessible content which infringes on any other party’s copyrights or intellectual property, is considered offensive, off topic, spam, a personal attack, threatening, derogatory, non-constructive, political or religious in nature. This includes text, links, photos and images. The content will be removed upon discovery and users will be warned. Cowley College may remove repeat offenders’ access to the Cowley College’s social networking sites.

No confidential or personal information should be shared on social networking sites and will be removed upon discovery by the Cowley College. Examples of personal private information are date of birth, address and Social Security number.

Cowley College does not endorse any comments made by its faculty or staff, unless they are an authorized representative of the college. All statements and viewpoints expressed in the comments are strictly those of the commenter alone, and do not constitute an official position of Cowley College unless they are posted by an authorized representative of the college acting in their official capacity. Employees of the college must identify themselves in all posts. This fact may be material to other readers.


Unauthorized attempts to access privileged data is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (18 U.S.C. § 1001 note) and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 (18 U.S.C. § 1030). Law enforcement officials may be contacted in the event of possible violations.

Restrictions on Use and Access

While most of Cowley College’s web site is public and unrestricted viewing is allowed, there are certain areas that are password protected and are to be viewed only by current employees of Cowley College. Those areas include the Cowley College Intranet and Faculty Access. Unauthorized attempts to access privileged data is strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.