Private 4 Year

Cottey College

Nevada, Missouri

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Cottey College overview
Location Nevada, Missouri
Online cottey.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Cottey College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Cottey College, an independent, liberal arts and sciences college for women, is situated in Nevada, Missouri, approximately 90 miles south of Kansas City. Established in 1884 by Virginia Alice Cottey Stockard, it is owned and supported by the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for women. Cottey College offers a unique campus environment with a focus on leadership development and international education. The curriculum is notable for strong programs in international relations, environmental studies, and fine arts, among its diverse range of majors. The campus features residential halls that emphasize an intimate, supportive living experience, fostering personal growth and academic achievement. The college maintains a selective admissions policy, seeking students who demonstrate a strong academic foundation and potential for success within Cottey?s community-driven atmosphere.

In the most recent statistical year 682 prospective students applied, and 498 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 96 enrolled in the school.  309 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $23,350 plus fees of $1,610.












Cottey College is rated within the top 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Very Easy
Cottey College overview
SAT 1030/1120
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.39

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $20

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Cottey College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$1,610
Room and Board $8,620
Budget for Other Expenses$2,653
Total One Year Cost$37,333

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$33,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Cottey College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 100%

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