• 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 283 students (98% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 2:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 283 students
  • Private-state tuition: $19,300
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 2:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Cottey College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 165 teachers has grown by 129% over five years.
Cottey College
(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
165 staff
139 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Cottey College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 2:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Cottey College diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
283 students
2,348 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
278 students
1,145 students
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# Part-Time Students
5 students
1,203 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
266 students
213 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
278 students
1,145 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
5 students
908 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
13 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
350 students
204 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
n/a
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
4%
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% Black
6%
7%
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% White
62%
62%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
18%
n/a
% Unknown races
n/a
21%
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Diversity Score
0.60
0.56
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
61%
32%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.79%
1.12%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,500
$30,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $19,300 is more than the state average of $14,548. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$19,300
$14,548
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$21,500
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
61%
90%
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SAT Total Avg.
1,510
1,510
SAT Reading
525
525
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SAT Math
475
475
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SAT Writing
510
510
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ACT Total Avg.
64
64
ACT Composite
22
22
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ACT English
22
22
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ACT Math
20
20
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports
Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cottey College cost?

Cottey College's private state tuition is approximately $19,300.

What schools are Cottey College often compared to?

Cottey Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Cox College by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of Cottey College?

The acceptance rate of Cottey College is 61%, which is lower than the state average of 90%. Cottey College's acceptance rate is ranked among the top community colleges in Missouri with low acceptance rates.

What sports does Cottey College offer?

Cottey College offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is Cottey College's ranking?

Cottey College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Missouri for: Lowest acceptance rates and Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 283 students
  • Private-state tuition: $19,300
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 2:1
  • Minority enrollment: 38%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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