Cottey College

  • 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 271 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 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 42%.

Top Rankings

Cottey College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Missouri for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
Cottey College(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty41 staff62 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cottey College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has increased from 4:1 over five years.
The Cottey College diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has grown by 61% over five years.
Total Enrollment271 students1,701 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:124:1
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# Full-Time Students268 students638 students
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# Part-Time Students3 students1,063 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
350200
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
10%
4%
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% Black
5%
10%
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% White
72%
58%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score0.460.61
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College Completion Rate
61%
41%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,500$31,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $19,300 is more than the state average of $13,541. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$19,300$13,541
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$11,083
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,118$5,675
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Acceptance Rate38%95%
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SAT Total Avg.1,5101,510
SAT Reading525525
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SAT Math475475
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SAT Writing510510
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ACT Total Avg.6464
ACT Composite2222
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ACT English2222
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ACT Math2020
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Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,
Golf, Softball,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball
Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Cottey College is Fort Scott Community College (19.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,868 students | 19.10 Mi2108 S Horton
    Fort Scott, KS 66701
    (620) 223-2700
    19.101,868
  • 2,540 students | 56.60 Mi1801 N Cottonwood
    Iola, KS 66749
    (620) 365-5116
    56.602,540
  • 2,178 students | 59.40 Mi200 S 14th
    Parsons, KS 67357
    (620) 421-6700
    59.402,178
  • 1,968 students | 60.80 Mi800 W 14th St
    Chanute, KS 66720
    (620) 431-2820
    60.801,968
  • 4,401 students | 70.90 Mi601 Laclede Ave
    Neosho, MO 64850
    (417) 451-3223
    70.904,401
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