Cottey College

Nevada, MO, USA
4.39 Average Rating

Founded in 1884, Cottey College is a women’s liberal arts college in southwest Missouri.  Cottey confers bachelor’s degrees in 12 academic majors as well as several associate degree-granting programs. In addition, Cottey pays for second year students to travel as a class to one of several international destinations such as Rome, London, Florence, and Madrid. Currently overseen by the PEO Sisterhood, Cottey remains the only nonsectarian college in the United States owned and operated by women.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Female Only

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
64%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
21%
Out-Of-State Students
70%
73%
Submitting ACT
38%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
270
Total Number of Undergrads
270
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
50%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
57%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,044
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$21,150
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$21,150
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,700
Books and Supplies
$1100

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$13,260
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,516
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$10,919

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,191
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$128
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Organizations
34
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Comets
School Colors
Yellow/Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Joplin
Kansas City
Denver
Seattle
Dallas
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$33,500
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What Students Are Saying

4.39 Average Rating
A great start for college life for any kind of girl especially for those who are a bit quiet and shy. It' s located in a small town that has a lot of security and the campus is secured as well, so you don't have to be afraid of anything and the community is very welcoming. You will meet a lot of people within your first few weeks and you will form many bonds with others there that will last ages.
Ruby
Cottey is a rare college that offers small classes and a lot of involvement. While there, I was able to find out about myself through the offered classes. They also have a great opportunity to develop your skills in a humble environment, allowing you to focus on the reason you are there.
Emily from Overland Park, KS
It’s a great college and the student life is fantastic; it’s nice and small and you can tell that the faculty here really care about their students. However, some of the degree programs have you jump through hoops that are ridiculous; I’m here to get an English degree not a well-rounded student degree. I find that aspect to be very irritating, but the teachers here are seriously amazing and will help you out with anything.
Charlene - Savannah, TN
Cottey College is a dedicated, high preforming and unique school with a diverse community dedicated to the higher education of women. The small numbers create a close knit campus that creates an ideal learning environment. The dedicated faculty and staff as well as the hard working student body come together to create a one of a kind educational journey.
arizona
The school is wonderful as far as the campus goes, as well as the professors. Also because its such a small campus the professors are able to have more one on one communication with the students and are able to help where its needed. Cottey also has pretty decent food and great housekeeping!
Katie from Nevada, MO
Cottey College is a very small college (maximum 350 students) for women. The town it is located in, Nevada Missouri, is rather small, but there are things to do and we are within driving distance from other places. It is a great place to start your education as it is mostly a two year institution.
K from UT

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