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Is Cottey College a Good School for Veterans?

As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. So we've gathered facts about Cottey College veterans and their studies to help you make your college decision. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Cottey College G.I. Bill Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on Cottey College:

How Does Cottey College Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual publishes its Best Schools for Veterans ranking on an annual basis. This list identifies colleges and universities that support veterans as they pursue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Cottey College at #2,269.The school also ranked #49 in our Best for Vets in Missouri ranking.

We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. The table below shows how Cottey College fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1,309
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1,527

You can also see how specific majors at Cottey College fared when compared to the same major at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Individualized Studies Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 62
Best Individualized Studies Colleges for Veterans 200
Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 449
Best Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 449
Best Liberal Arts Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 668
Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 868
Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 868
Best Liberal Arts Colleges for Veterans 917
Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans 1,172
Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges for Veterans 1,172

How Many Veterans Go to Cottey College?

Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.

According to the VA, there are 6 G.I. Bill® students at Cottey College. The school has a total enrollment of 283 students. This means that around 2.12% of students are using the GI Bill® to help them afford their education. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America are veterans.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at Cottey College

Cottey College participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Counseling Support
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Does Cottey College Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
NO Credit for Military Training
At this time, Cottey College does not offer college credit for life experience.

Unfortunately, Cottey College does not offer credit for military training.

Cottey College Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at Cottey College.

Complaints to the VA About Cottey College

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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