Cottey College

Tel: (417)667-8181
290 students
Private not-for-profit

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Cottey College will educate qualified women in the arts and sciences to prepare them for transfer to programs beyond the associate’s degree by enhancing their intellectual ability, their store of knowledge, their personal skills and thereby their capacity for contribution to society and their chosen ends.
School Highlights:
Cottey College serves 290 students (99% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 20%.
Cottey College is the only community colleges within Vernon County, MO.
The nearest community college is Fort Scott Community College (18.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Cottey College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 290 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has decreased from 5:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
290 students
1,388 students
Cottey College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
288 students
836 students
Cottey College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 2 students
1,036 students
Cottey College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Cottey College sch enrollment Cottey College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
Cottey College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
9%
7%
Cottey College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
11%
Cottey College Black (2006-2012)
% White
84%
67%
Cottey College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Cottey College More (2007-2012)
Cottey College sch ethnicity Cottey College sta ethnicity
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. 0.29 0.44
Cottey College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $17,400 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $17,400 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,400 $5,890
Cottey College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,400 $10,047
Cottey College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 66%
78%
Cottey College Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
SAT Total Avg. 1,025
940
Cottey College sat total (2006-2012)
SAT Reading 515
465
Cottey College sat reading (2006-2012)
SAT Math 510
475
Cottey College sat math (2006-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 23
20
ACT English 23
19
ACT Math 21
20
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Cottey College is a two-year independent, residential, liberal arts and sciences college for women. The college is located at Nevada, Missouri (pop. 9,000), approximately 100 miles south of Kansas City. The campus occupies 14 buildings on 11 city blocks, and a 33-acre wooded recreational area with lodge. Virginia Alice Cottey founded the College in 1884 with the firm belief that women deserved the same quality of education as men. When the founder became a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, she realized the organization paralleled her own goals and ideas about higher education for women. The P.E.O. Sisterhood accepted the College as a gift from Virginia Alice Cottey in 1927, which made it the only nonsectarian college owned and supported by women. The P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization of over 250,000 members, is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for women. Cottey helps young women reach their true potential in a dynamic, residential learning environment emphasizing the liberal arts. Our faculty and other campus resources are in place to provide guidance and to promote academic inspiration. Our students cultivate both academic and life skills including problem solving, effective writing, researching and analytical thinking.

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Did You Know?
For Missouri public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,485 per year for in-state students and $7,683 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,165 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 73%. 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 0.34, which is lower than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career Colleges. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.