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Profile of Cottey College

Cottey is located in a self-contained town, in Nevada, MO. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Cottey top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school tries to do a few things and do them well, and doesn't offer a huge range of majors. Students at Cottey often study liberal arts.

Cottey Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 490 to 610 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 600 or higher on the math SAT.


Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 323 students (322 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at Cottey are female.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. The school does offer meal plans to students. Cottey offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Cottey College, an independent liberal arts college, educates women to be contributing members of a global society through a challenging curriculum and a dynamic campus experience. In our diverse and supportive environment, women develop their potential for personal and professional lives of intellectual engagement and thoughtful action as learners, leaders, and citizens. "

Cottey Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts119liberal arts and sciences

Contact: Cottey

Cottey College

1000 W Austin

Nevada, MO 64772

General Phone: (417) 667-8181


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