Commencement 2017

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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
Comets Win Region XVI Tournament
The Cottey College Comets softball team is the 2017 Region XVI champions after their 9-7 come-from-behind win against St. Louis Community College in the deciding game on Sunday, May 7. Cottey College hosted the region tournament, but few gave the home team much of a chance of winning the title as they were the fourth … More "Comets Win Region XVI Tournament"
Dr. Tara Stuart, Commencement Speaker
In addition to the traditional recognition of student accomplishments, the 2017 commencement ceremony at Cottey College will include a special presentation. At the 133-year-old private women’s college in Southwest Missouri, graduates will receive a unique gift from commencement speaker Dr. Tara Stuart, Class of 1952. Dr. Stuart as a member of the World Peace and … More "Dr. Tara Stuart, Commencement Speaker"
Cottey 133rd Commencement
Cottey College is preparing for Commencement and other related activities. As these important events draw closer, drivers on Austin are asked to take note of the increased pedestrian and visitor traffic and to drive safely. The public is invited to attend the following Commencement weekend events. The weekend begins Friday, May 12, with the Merry … More "Cottey 133rd Commencement"

Current Events

  • Summer Workshop

    Jun 18
    Jun 23

    Cottey’s Summer Workshop is a week-long summit on leadership, skill building and knowledge gathering for the girl bosses, the game changers and the barrier breakers.

  • Independence Day Holiday

    Jul 3
    Jul 4

    All offices are closed

  • Orientation

    Aug 18
    Aug 21

    The mission of Orientation 2017 is to create an atmosphere where students and families feel welcome; to begin building relationships with students, faculty, and staff; and to receive information to assist in your successful transition to the academic, social, and cultural life at Cottey.