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About CowleyMission


Vision, Mission, Values, and Strategic Theme


Vision Statement

Champion the relevance of two-year colleges in higher education through holistic learning and workforce development opportunities.


Mission Statement

Cowley College is committed to providing opportunities for learning excellence, personal achievement, and community engagement.


Core Values
Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to the continual pursuit of excellence by embracing our Core Values, the fundamental principles that guide our actions.



  • We emphasize the importance of human relationships, diversity, and a sense of community.
  • We provide student-centered instruction.
  • We provide a safe, learning environment where joy, humor, and teamwork are embraced.
  • We encourage open communication and the sharing of ideas.



  • We provide a positive atmosphere that fosters personal and professional growth.
  • We empower students and employees to be innovative and visionary.
  • We are an ethical leader in the field of education.



  • We regard honesty, trust, and respect as essential principles in our academic, personal and professional standards.



  • Our students will receive a quality education.
  • The College will provide students the opportunity to take an active role in their success.
  • All employees are responsible and committed to excellence.
  • We are accountable to the community to educate students and to sustain and improve society.


Strategic Theme
With integrity and passion, Cowley College advances its mission and vision by supporting the attainment and demonstration of life skills in the areas of critical thinking and problem solving, communications, citizenship, computation, and technology.


Statement of Institutional Purpose
We are committed to maintaining a quality institution by meeting and exceeding the expectations of customers through the following:


Academic and Personal Enrichment:
The college will provide accessible curricula in an environment that promotes individual growth and personal enrichment.


Support Services:
The college will facilitate academic growth and the development of life skills.


Community Development:
The college will foster development of the community through public service programs and partnerships with business and industry.


Fiscal Soundness:
The college will secure financial support from various resources and maintain a financially stable institution.


The college will emphasize a sense of fairness, citizenship, and tolerance for the views of others.