Life at Cowley

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Cowley is more than a college.
In Tiger territory, you'll find the opportunity for a well rounded experience. We offer education to expand your mind, community to become your family, and experiences that will last a lifetime.

Come for the classes...

Stay for the community


Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger

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16 teams
320+ student athletes

Visual & Performing Arts

See a Show. Be the Show.

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25+ art, music, and theatre events each year
150+ students & community members contribute
Visual & Performing Arts

Clubs & Activities

Get involved. Get excited. Get connected!

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17 clubs
200+ students involved in clubs
Clubs & Activities

Explore Arkansas City

Check out all the community excitement.

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5 area attractions
Visit Ark City
Student of the Month

Janet Wismach

February 2023
My dream is to become an FBI Agent

Coming to Cowley College from Germany, Janet Wismach has made herself right at home in Arkansas City as the sophomore Criminal Justice major was recently named the school’s February Student of the Month.

Janet is the daughter of Kathy Wismach. Grandparents are, Howard and Lucy Mulhern. She has two brothers, Jeremy 34, and Brenden 19.

At Cowley, Wismach is a member of the President’s Honor Roll, a member of the Hope Squad, and holds the rank of lieutenant in the Student Patrol Program. She received the Outstanding Attendance Award in the Criminal Justice Program.


Just Like Home

Everything you need while you're here. Just a few steps away.

A place for everyone

At Cowley College, we're committed to ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to pursue their goals here. You can access services for yourself, explore what we have here, or find ways to get involved and help others.

Inclusion & Diversity

What's Happening At Cowley

From regular club meetings to sporting events the occasional ping pong tournament — find out where you can go to have some fun and get involved.

Baseball Scrimmage at Washburn

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Topeka, KS

Self Defense with Primo Venegas

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Ben Cleveland Wellness Center

Benefit Pulled Pork Dinner

1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brown Center

Collegiate Quiz Bowl Meeting

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Underground