Thursday, June 02, 2016

Recently, Cottey College was recognized as one of the best women’s colleges in the United States, according to a new ranking by This recognition comes on the heels of being named a top Best Value School in Missouri by and ninth among the most affordable colleges in Missouri by

College Choice considered factors including academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost, and success of graduates in the post-college job market in determining the list. College Choice is a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college.

According to information on the College Choice web site, “Women’s colleges in the United States are alive and well. Many historic women’s colleges are still thriving according to their original mission, and some others that have been historically limited to women now admit male students in their ranks. Our list highlights schools that are still limited to women only and is based exclusively on factors actual college freshmen said were most important to their college decision. According to the most recent nationwide survey published by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA , these factors include academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost, and success of graduates in the post-college job market. Our data was derived from a variety of publicly available sources, including U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and”

The ranking touts that more than 90 percent of faculty at Cottey, which includes both men and women, hold terminal degrees. Cottey College values community, inside and outside of the classroom.

According to the announcement from Best Value Schools, the organization helps students find schools and degree programs that can provide the most available financial aid and assistance, the greatest support and service, the highest return on investment, and the best overall value. Similarly, the College Affordability Guide, using 15 filters, narrows the list of colleges in the United States down to 500 seeking those that provide the “best bang for the buck” for lower and middle income students. Criteria used in their final selection includes reasonable costs, promising outcomes and suitablility for lower income students.

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Cottey College
For Women • By Women • About Women

1000 West Austin
Nevada, Missouri 64772
Phone: 417-667-8181
Fax: 417-667-8103
Admission: 888-5-COTTEY