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 Cottey College 

Name: Cottey College
President/CEO: Jann Weitzel
City: Nevada 
State: Missouri
Type: Private, not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Town, Remote
Year Established: 1884


Cottey College


Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2015 IPEDS Data

2015 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 326
Part Time: 3%
Fulltime: 97%

Female: 100%

American Indian: 2%
African-American: 8%
Asian: 2%
Hispanic: 10%
White: 60%
Two or more races: 5%
Non-resident alien: 14%


 Cottey College President

Jann Weitzel

 Cottey College Board Chair

Peggy Bottorf
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“Cottey College has as its goal to offer a rigorous, liberal arts and science education to young women.  This experience allows our students to take on leadership roles as they build networks of female mentors and develop friendships that last a lifetime.  Our students are actively involved with their education from the first day of class by attending small classes taught by full time, highly qualified professors from around the world.  Our students find and use their voices as they prepare for the next step in life.”

Interesting Facts

  • One of the best Midwestern regional colleges, a best value college in Missouri, and one of the most affordable women’s colleges, Cottey College is also the only school in Missouri to make the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in all four categories (economic, education, general and interfaith). As part of the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge, 2015 is the second year in a row Cottey has earned a place on the interfaith honor roll with distinction.
  • Cottey students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships unavailable anywhere else because of the College’s affiliation with the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a women’s philanthropic organization of over 230,000 that has gifted almost $300,000,000 in its 147 year history of helping women reach for the stars. Additionally, the application for admission also serves as an application for an academic scholarship worth up to $10,000 renewable annually. Cottey’s private, independent, nonprofit, and residential, liberal arts and sciences experience is made even more affordable through the availability of athletic, fine arts, regional and other scholarships.
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