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Cottey College – Tuition & Success Analysis

Nevada, MO

Cottey College – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 283

Average annual cost of attendance: $16,707

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $12,000

Campus Setting: Town

Religious Affiliation: None

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Cottey College Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $15,086

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $13,684

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $18,968

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $18,127

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $20,499


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Cottey College. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Cottey College Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 69%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 74%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $33,500

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 50%

Cottey College Admissions

Cottey College Acceptance Rate: 69%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 410 to 550

SAT Critical Reading: 420 to 580

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: 21 to 28

ACT Math: 18 to 24

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Cottey College actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Cottey College Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 48%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 59%

Typical student debt: $12,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $128

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Majors at Cottey College


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Cottey College:

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 1%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 1%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 77%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 2%
  • Psychology – 7%
  • Social Sciences – 1%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 11%

For more information about the various majors at Cottey College, visit their website.

Cottey College Diversity


Overall Composition at Cottey College

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Cottey College full time:  100%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Cottey College part time:  0%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Cottey College:  6%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 1%

Asian: 1%

Black: 5%

Hispanic: 10%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 15%

Two or more races: 5%

Unknown: 0%

White: 63%

Cottey College Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.8

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.0

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 21.8

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.