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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 Accepted to Prestigious Science Program
A Cottey College student has received a fully funded graduate assistantship to study material science at Pittsburg State University. Tenzin Ingsel, of India, graduates from Cottey May 12 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. She will be the first Cottey international student to receive an assistantship immediately following the completion … More "Cottey Student Accepted to Prestigious Science Program"
Wind Ensemble to Perform on April 27
Cottey instrumental music students will perform a concert on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. The concert is free and no tickets are required. This band concert will feature the Cottey Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Jackie Lordo and Prof. … More "Wind Ensemble to Perform on April 27"
Kim Haddow Announced as Commencement Speaker
Cottey College is pleased to announce Kim Krause Haddow, Class of 1975, will be the honored speaker at this year’s Commencement on Sunday, May 12. Haddow is a respected women’s and men’s golf coach. She is the head coach at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. Since joining Embry Riddle in 2001, Haddow’s women’s … More "Kim Haddow Announced as Commencement Speaker"

Current Events

Cottey Comets Softball vs Langston University
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cottey Comets Softball vs Sterling College
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
“C” for Yourself
Apr 27 all-day

Cottey has revamped the “C” For Yourself visit event and we are so excited to tell you all about it!

Instead of a three day, full weekend event, we have condensed everything you need to know about Cottey into a short day-visit. New Schedule of Events

During your quick trip, you can meet with students and faculty, tour the campus, and run your questions by the financial aid and admission teams. We can also customize your visit by scheduling a private music lesson or adding an overnight experience in one of our suites. Whatever your need is, we can address it!

View all of the tabs on the information page for more details on cost, registration, and arrival to campus.

If there is anything that we can do to help you set up your visit, don’t hesitate to contact us at or (417) 667-6010.

Cottey Comets Home Softball vs Fort Scott @ Vanek Family Softball Field
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This band concert will feature the Cottey instrumental groups performing music from a variety of styles, under the direction of Dr. Jackie Lordo and Prof. Gary Johnson.