Cottey College

Tel: 4176678181
269 students
Private, non-profit
  • Cottey College is an independent liberal arts and sciences college for women located in Nevada, Missouri. Founded in 1884 by Virginia Alice Cottey Stockard, it is owned and supported by the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic women's organization. Cottey offers baccalaureate degrees in the following programs: Business, English, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, International Business, International Relations, Liberal Arts and Psychology as well as associate degrees in Arts and Science.
School Highlights
Cottey College serves 269 students (99% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 33%.
Cottey College is the only community colleges within Vernon County, MO.
The nearest community college is Fort Scott Community College (18.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 43% over five years.
College Cottey College (MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level 4 or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 41 staff 24 staff
Cottey College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 269 has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has increased from 5:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has grown by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment 269 students 580 students
Cottey College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1 28:1
Cottey College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 267 students 396 students
Cottey College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2 students 501 students
Cottey College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Cottey College Enrollment Breakdown MO All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity 7 150
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
Cottey College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2010)
% Asian
1%
1%
Cottey College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
11%
3%
Cottey College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
5%
9%
Cottey College Black (2006-2014)
% White
65%
67%
Cottey College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
3%
1%
Cottey College More (2008-2014)
% Non Resident races
13%
-
Cottey College Ethnicity Breakdown MO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.54 0.51
Cottey College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $17,400 is more than the state average of $13,610. The private state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $17,400 $13,610
Cottey College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97% 94%
Cottey College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Percent Admitted 71% 81%
Cottey College Percent Admitted (2006-2014)
SAT Total Avg. 1,510 1,510
SAT Reading 525 525
Cottey College SAT Reading (2006-2014)
SAT Math 475 475
Cottey College SAT Math (2006-2014)
SAT Writing 510 510
Cottey College SAT Writing (2010-2011)
ACT Total Avg. 64 64
ACT Composite 22 22
Cottey College ACT Composite (2006-2014)
ACT English 22 22
Cottey College ACT English (2006-2014)
ACT Math 20 20
Cottey College ACT Math (2006-2014)

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,
Golf, Softball,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Cottey College is an independent liberal arts and sciences college for women located in Nevada, Missouri. Founded in 1884 by Virginia Alice Cottey Stockard, it is owned and supported by the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic women's organization. Cottey offers baccalaureate degrees in the following programs: Business, English, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, International Business, International Relations, Liberal Arts and Psychology as well as associate degrees in Arts and Science.

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Did You Know?
For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,690 per year for in-state students and $4,950 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,610 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Missouri community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.