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!
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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
Cottey’s Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Earns National and State Honors
Cottey College has one of the most popular Phi Theta Kappa chapters in the country! Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college honor society, announced Cottey College’s Epsilon Chapter has the fourth highest acceptance rate of 1,300 chapters in the nation. In 2018 Epsilon Chapter reached its all-time high of a 73.6 percent acceptance rate compared … More "Cottey’s Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Earns National and State Honors"
Cottey College and Central Methodist Join Forces for Future Music Teachers
Cottey College students who want to become music teachers now have a clear path for earning their credentials. Cottey College, in Nevada, Missouri, and Central Methodist University, in Fayette, Missouri, have reached an agreement allowing seamless transfer from one institution to the other. Cottey students who earn an Associate in Arts – Music (AAM) will … More "Cottey College and Central Methodist Join Forces for Future Music Teachers"
Business Students Take Over the Snack Bar
Members of the Cottey College business club Enactus have taken their education way beyond book-learning–they run a business! Led by students Allyson Williams and Karlie Acton, a team of future business professionals have taken over the operation of the campus snack bar, The Chellie Club. Getting to the point where the students could even propose … More "Business Students Take Over the Snack Bar"

Current Events

Cottey Comets Track @ ESU Spring Open @ Emporia State University
Mar 23 all-day
Cottey Comets Home Softball vs William Woods
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cottey Comets Golf @ Missouri Valley College Spring Invitational
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day

Indian Foothills Golf Course

Host: Missouri Valley College

Cottey College Leader Series – Rise Above the Rest @ Chellie Club (Hinkhouse lower level)
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come and discover which habits hold women back from success and how you can rise above. For a printable copy of the schedule, please visit 

Mar 29 – Mar 31 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.