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Cottey College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Cottey College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Cottey College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Cottey College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

Overall Quality

Cottey College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

Is It Hard to Get Into Cottey College?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Cottey College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 61%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 28% of students accepted to Cottey College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 470 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Cottey College  ( 530 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Cottey College  ( 470 to 580 )
Cottey College received ACT scores from 69% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Cottey College  ( 19 to 24 )

Learn more about Cottey College admissions.

Cottey College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Cottey College it is much better at 6 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Cottey College is 84%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  84 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cottey College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Cottey College has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Cottey College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 58%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  58 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Cottey College.

Cottey College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 283 undergraduates at Cottey College with 278 being full-time and 5 being part-time.

How Much Does Cottey College Cost?

The overall average net price of Cottey College is $17,523. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cottey College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,474 $18,050 $18,166 $19,037 $22,059

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Cottey College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cottey College, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $4,920 a year. That adds up to $19,680 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cottey College is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Get more details about paying for Cottey College.

How Much Money Do Cottey College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Cottey College make about $34,902 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 18% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Cottey College make the most money.

Location of Cottey College

Cottey College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Nevada, Missouri. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Nevada draws many to the area.

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Contact details for Cottey College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 W Austin, Nevada, MO 64772
Phone: 417-667-8181

Cottey College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Child Development & Psychology 7 NA
Business Administration & Management 6 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5 NA
General Biology 5 NA
International Business 4 NA
Biological & Physical Science 3 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 2 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 NA
Ethnic Studies 1 NA
General English Literature 1 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Cottey College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Cottey College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 32 students took at least one online class at Cottey College. This is an increase from the 13 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 32 32
2018-2019 13 0
2017-2018 40 0
2016-2017 6 0
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Cottey College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.