Education for Women
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!
Supported by Women
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
Next Era of Cottey College Announced
On Thursday morning, March 1, 2018, Cottey College, a private women’s liberal arts and sciences college, will introduce a new brand that will guide communications and marketing efforts for the coming years. The brand announcement includes a new visual identity for the College and athletic programs and a new tagline: Creators of Incredible Futures. Dr. … More "Next Era of Cottey College Announced"
Instrumental Music Concert Feb. 25
The Cottey College Department of Music will host an Instrumental Music Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, in the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. The performance is free and no tickets are required. The concert will feature the Cottey College Wind Ensemble with guest artists Prof. Freddie Green and the … More "Instrumental Music Concert Feb. 25"
Dept. of Theatre Presents “This Changes Everything” Feb. 23 & 24
The Cottey College Department of Theatre presents its first production of 2018, This Changes Everything, on Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24, in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. The curtain will rise at 8 p.m. both evenings. “Activism on college campuses is nothing new!” said director Laura … More "Dept. of Theatre Presents “This Changes Everything” Feb. 23 & 24"

Current Events

Classes Resume
Mar 19 all-day
Daniel Franzese @ Raney Dining Room
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Best known for his role of Damian in Mean Girls, Daniel Franzese was also the lead of other Indie cult classics as Bully and I Spit on Your Grave. He was most recently a series regular on Mark Gordon’s ABC series, Conviction, prior to that he was a series regular on the Freeform series Recovery Road. Originally from Brooklyn, Daniel has become a well-known proponent and speaker for the LGBT Community. A self-proclaimed Momma’s boy, his upbeat, high-energy, stand-up comedy act captures his amazing and quirky life in the entertainment industry, as well as hilarious stories about his New York parents and their relationship with his new gay partner.


Softball @ Vanek Family Memorial Field
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cottey vs North Arkansas Community College

Founder’s Weekend Activities
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day

In honor of Virginia Alice Cottey’s birthday, alumnae from near and far return to campus to celebrate the Cottey spirit and renew friendships.

Softball @ Vanek Family Memorial Field
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cottey vs St. Louis Community College