Cottey College

Overview of Cottey College

Cottey is found in Nevada, MO. Nevada is a self-contained town. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Cottey.

Areas of Study

The school has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. Cottey is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Cottey Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 500. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 560.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Cottey has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

Students numbered 323 in 2007-2008 at the school. A very high share of students at Cottey are female.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Cottey offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. 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."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Cottey

Cottey College
1000 W Austin
Nevada , MO 64772
General Phone: (417) 667-8181

Cottey Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts101liberal arts and sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Cottey in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1011

Cottey Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cottey had a total enrollment of 323 students (332 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 81%
20-21 17%
22-24 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)6%
North Dakota2%
New Mexico1%
New York1%

Cottey Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %

Cottey Room and Board (2007)

Cottey offers campus housing for 350 of its 332 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Nevada, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Cottey Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500610
SAT Math450560
ACT Verbal1926
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT35%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT70%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Cottey Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,770
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,770
Room and board $ 5,400
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 900

Financial Aid:
Cottey participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 245800)

Cottey Faculty

Cottey has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track26
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$62,4725$57,329
Associate professoracademic year5$53,3885$54,830
Assistant professoracademic year3$51,1096$49,423
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year16$57,50318$53,083

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Cottey Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports099

Cottey Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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Cottey Highlights

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What Sets Cottey Apart:

Female % of student body
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% of degrees in liberal arts
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Cottey Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Student SAT scores
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 7%Cottey Student SAT scores
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 9%Cottey % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Cottey % students on athletic fin. aid
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Cottey Salaries of full-time faculty

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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