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Learning matters here, our academic standards are high and our student support is strong. At the heart of it all, is a motivated, high-energy community pursuing thoughtful action. That’s why we’ve been named among the best

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Cottey was founded by a woman who wanted to create a college where women were the center of attention. Today, almost 130 years later, that legacy continues. As a student you experience the support and connection with a sisterhood that lives on after you graduate.

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In the News
Picnic Featuring Raquel Lily on August 25
Cottey College invites the public to attend the opening-of-school picnic and concert featuring Raquel Lily on Friday, August 25, at 5:30 p.m. in Raney Dining Room. Raquel Lily is a singer/songwriter based in Birmingham, Alabama. She was born in the Philippines, grew up in New York, moved to Miami, and graduated college in California before … More "Picnic Featuring Raquel Lily on August 25"
Cottey Welcomes Students for 134th Opening of School
The annual rite of fall begins as new students move to Cottey College and Nevada. First-year students begin arriving Friday, August 18, followed shortly thereafter by the arrival of the second-, third-, and fourth-year students on Sunday, August 20. The citizens of Nevada and surrounding communities are to be advised of the increase in pedestrian … More "Cottey Welcomes Students for 134th Opening of School"
Cottey Community Partner Fair Aug. 19
Cottey College, together with the City of Nevada and the Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce, will host the 2017 Community Dinner and Partner Fair, Saturday, August 19, 6-8 p.m., at the Franklin P. Norman Community Center. Local businesses, civic organizations, and churches are invited to register for the event. Designed to showcase the community to … More "Cottey Community Partner Fair Aug. 19"

Current Events

  • Classes Begin

    Aug 22
  • Picnic Featuring Raquel Lily

    Aug 25

    Raquel is a singer/songwriter based in Birmingham, Alabama. She was born in the Philippines, grew up in New York, moved to Miami, and graduated college in California before finding her home in the South. Her music can be described as indie-pop/ rock with a jazz influence. Her clear, powerful voice perfectly complements her unique style and sound. Performance is free.

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  • Opening Convocation

    Aug 28

    Opening Convocation is the ceremonial gathering of members of the Cottey community to begin the academic year. The Convocation begins with an academic procession of faculty and staff, and includes welcoming new students with the Signing of the Cottey Book and the Daisy Tradition. The Convocation speaker will be Dr. Ann Marie Pendergast, Class of 1977, who is currently the Anthony R. Means Cancer Biology Professor and Vice Chair of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University School of Medicine.