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 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 27:1.
  • 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 to Cottey College is Fort Scott Community College (18.9 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Cottey College(MO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty41 staff32 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 7:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Cottey College diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment269 students1,126 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:127:1
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# Full-Time Students267 students514 students
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# Part-Time Students2 students612 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-200
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
11%
3%
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% Black
5%
9%
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% White
65%
67%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
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% Non Resident races
13%
-
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Diversity Score0.540.51
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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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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $19,300 is more than the state average of $13,433. The private state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$19,300$13,433
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,204
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,000
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Acceptance Rate71%79%
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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: 2015 (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.

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Missouri community colleges have a diversity score of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Missouri is Concorde Career College-Kansas City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.