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.
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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.
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
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.