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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 Student Named Oxfam Change Leader
Cottey College student Yustinah Ndambakuwa was selected to the 2018 Oxfam CHANGE Initiative by Oxfam America. Ndambakuwa is one of only 30 students selected nationally this year after completing a competitive application review and selection process. Ndambakuwa learned of the program through Oxfam’s newsletter. She applied for the initiative and had Cottey professor of mathematics … More "Cottey Student Named Oxfam Change Leader"
Cottey Hires Eric Cameron As New Golf Coach
The Cottey College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Nevada, Missouri’s, Eric Cameron as the new head golf coach for the Comets. As a collegiate athlete, Cameron competed at the NJCAA and NCAA Division II levels in baseball. Cameron spent his first career in federal law enforcement, serving over 14 years as … More "Cottey Hires Eric Cameron As New Golf Coach"
Cottey Ranked #6 Among Women’s Colleges in the U.S.
Cottey College was ranked sixth in Best Women’s Colleges in America and first among Best Regional Colleges-Midwest by College Consensus. In addition, Cottey was listed at 49 among all colleges in the U.S. out of 990 ranked institutions. “It is no surprise that Cottey College is again recognized as one of the outstanding colleges in … More "Cottey Ranked #6 Among Women’s Colleges in the U.S."

Current Events

Gene Hatfield Collection @ Center for the Arts P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery
Aug 17 – Aug 31 all-day

The P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and later on the nights of performances in the Center for the Arts. Contact the Campus Activities Office for additional viewing hours or more information.

Classes Begin at Cottey College
Aug 21 all-day
PICNIC featuring ABE PARKER @ Raney Dining Room
Aug 24 @ 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

5:15 p.m., Raney Dining Room, performance free/dinner $7
Imagine if John Mayer and Maroon 5 met up and went to Motown. That’s the sound of Abe Parker music. His heartfelt lyrics, blues guitar-based beats, and singable melodies create an original and infectious “bluerock” sound. The unique vocal tone, wild guitar lines, and clever chorus hooks of the Abe Parker live concert has proved the most memorable for fans and accelerating numbers of new listeners.

135th ANNUAL OPENING CONVOCATION @ Center for the Arts Auditorium
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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. Special guest speaker Nyoko Muvangua, class of 2001, will address the audience members.

Labor Day – No Classes at Cottey College
Sep 3 all-day