B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Cottey College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1000 W Austin
Nevada, MO 64772
Website
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
830-1130
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$16,789/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,086/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,684/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,968/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,127/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,499/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
283Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
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  • Small school with lots of opportunities
    93%
  • Great with education poor with detication
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%

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Cottey is such an AMAZING school with such a fantastic faculty and a well-educated student body. I have been attending for a semester and a half and the welcoming and nurturing atmosphere has completely reinvigorated my love for my newly intended major, English. The connection the staff has to the students is unlike anything I have ever seen before and I find it to be extremely positive that the connections these students make here turn into lifelong friendships and a lifetime connection to the place where it all began, Cottey College. I couldn't imagine my life anywhere else.
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Cottey is a great school and it's very unique, but sometimes they really mess up important things. They have a bunch of really weird, odd requirements for their bachelor majors. It's great to be special and all, but Chaucer and Whitman are still authors a graduating Literature major should know. Their associates degrees are great and the community in general is very fun to be in. However, I would not recommend staying for a Bachelor degree until they have time to figure some stuff out.
My time at Cottey changed my life. The professors put a lot into their jobs and care about their students as people. I got to make friends from all over the world and learn about my passions. You don’t have to be in a major to take classes in the department, so I got to continue doing theatre while pursuing a dance degree. The international trip was a big plus, too. I will never stop bragging about my Alma Mater.