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
316Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
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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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.
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I love the atmosphere here at Cottey. Everyone is very friendly and the teachers are understanding and willing to help you if you need it. The food is great and the traditions are unique and fun. It's a great school! The only thing I dislike somewhat is that it's a smaller school in a smaller town, but I knew that when I chose to come here. The good far outweighs the bad in my opinion!
Although Cottey does not carry my degree, I am still able to get experience by working in their Career Closet, doing costuming for the dance company, and networking with other women in my field of study. Every girl can benefit from an education here!