Cowley County Community College, (CCCC), dates back to 1922 when it began as Arkansas City Junior College. The vocational-technical school was added in 1967, making Cowley the first community college in Kansas to combine technical and general curriculums. At present, there are 2,000 full-time equivalent students and nearly 4,000 total students taking daytime and evening classes. A variety of weekend workshops are also available. Entertainment in the form of musicals, plays, and concerts are also available throughout the year, as well as, a full compliment of competitive sports.