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Cottey College Data & Information Overview

61% Acceptance Rate
7% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Cottey College Ranked?

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

Cottey College was not ranked in College Factual's 2024 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cottey College?

61% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
6% Submit SAT Scores

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 6% 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 510 and 580. Math scores were between 520 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Cottey College  ( 510 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Cottey College  ( 520 to 540 )
Cottey College received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Cottey College  ( 18 to 25 )

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Cottey College Faculty

7 to 1 Student to Faculty
84% Full Time Teachers

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 7 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

53% Freshmen Retention
55% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Cottey College this rate is 53%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  53 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Cottey College for first-time, full-time students is 55%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  55 out of 100

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Cottey College Undergraduate Student Diversity

278 Full-Time Undergraduates
20.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
100.0% Percent Women

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?

$17,523 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
$19,124 Total Student Loans
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 46% of students took out student loans averaging $4,781 a year. That adds up to $19,124 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.

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How Much Money Do Cottey College Graduates Make?

$34,902 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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

Missouri State
278 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
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

16 Majors With Completions
73 Undergraduate Degrees
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

4% Take At Least One Class Online

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 2020-2021, 13 students took at least one online class at Cottey College. This is a decrease from the 32 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 13 0
2019-2020 32 32
2018-2019 13 0
2017-2018 40 0
2016-2017 6 0

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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.


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