Welcome to Cowley College

Cowley is a community college and a vocational, technical school. With more than 80 majors and degree possibilities, we prepare students to transfer to a four-year program or to enter the workforce with a two-year job-ready degree.

Beginning in 1922 in the basement of Arkansas City High School and fondly known as Basement University by its students and faculty, Cowley College has transformed into a cutting-edge institution recognized across the nation for the quality in its classrooms and the success of its graduates.

It is through courage and risk-taking that we measure our success.

Cowley College is located in South Central Kansas and serves students from our communities, across the nation, and around the world.