Cottey College

Education a Woman’s Way

Cottey College is an independent, liberal arts and sciences women’s college in Nevada, Missouri. Since 1884, the College has offered young women the opportunity to learn and grow into leaders, role models, and confident individuals.

Today, Cottey’s unique combination of women’s-only education, high academic standards, focus on leadership development, commitment to an international experience for every student, and a motivated, high-energy community is at the heart of its success. 

At Cottey, we have multiple degree options intended to fit your needs. You can complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in four years with any of the following majors – Biology, Business Administration-Management, Criminology, English, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, International Business, International Relations, Liberal Arts, Organizational Leadership, Psychology, Secondary Education, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Graduates of our BA and BS programs are well prepared to enter the world of work and for advanced study in graduate or law school. Additionally, Cottey offers two-year, associate degree options. You can earn an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts – Art, Associate in Fine Arts – Dance, Associate in Fine Arts – Theater, or Associate in Arts – Music degree. These degree programs are carefully designed to facilitate transfer to a four-year college or university if you want to complete a major in an area other than one of the majors listed above. Our alumnae go on to dynamic careers in business, entertainment, marketing, education, sports, communications, and many others. Most importantly, they continue their special connection with the College and each other throughout the course of their lives and careers.