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If you want to know more about Cottey College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Cottey College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Cottey College was awarded 12 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Cottey College landed the #694 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Cottey College also holds the #16 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

See all of the rankings for Cottey College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Cottey College?

Acceptance Rate

Cottey College has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Cottey College.

Average Test Scores

About 38% 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 470 and 590. Math scores were between 430 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Cottey College  ( 470 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Cottey College  ( 430 to 570 )
Cottey College received ACT scores from 73% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Cottey College  ( 19 to 23 )

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Cottey College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Cottey College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 7 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cottey College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Cottey College is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Cottey College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 271 undergraduates at Cottey College with 268 being full-time and 3 being part-time.

Cottey College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Cottey College is 20.27 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  20.27 out of 100
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How Much Does Cottey College Cost?

The overall average net price of Cottey College is $18,669. 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 +
$17,143 $18,047 $18,169 $19,948 $23,461

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Cottey College, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $5,587 a year. That adds up to $22,348 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cottey College is 8.9%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Cottey College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Cottey College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $33,500 in their early years. This is about 16% 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 located in Nevada, Missouri. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Nevada draws many to the area.

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Location of Cottey College

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
Business Administration & Management 15 NA
General Biology 9 NA
International Business 8 NA
Child Development & Psychology 7 NA
International Relations & National Security 4 NA
General English Literature 4 NA
Criminology 2 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 2 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 2 NA
Biological & Physical Science 0 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 40 students took at least one online class at Cottey College. This is an increase from the 6 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 40 0
2016-2017 6 0
2015-2016 0 0
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 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.

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