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Accreditation and Recognition


Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and by the Kansas State Board of Education.


Cowley College Online, a branch of Cowley College, is a fully accredited online college through the Higher Learning Commission.

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.


Cosmetology is accredited by the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology, and EMS education is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for EMS Professions.


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.