Points of Pride

Cottey College educates women to be contributing members of a global society through a challenging curriculum and a dynamic campus experience.  In our diverse and supportive environment, women develop their potential for personal and professional lives of intellectual engagement and thoughtful action as learners, leaders, and citizens.


Cottey College was founded in 1884 by Virginia Alice Cottey. She said,"When I was a small child I read a book about Mary Lyon, the founder of Mount Holyoke College for Women. It gave me a purpose in life and I devoted all my energy to learning and teaching so that if the time ever came when I could found my own school, I would be ready."

Location & Contact

Cottey College

1000 West Austin

Nevada, MO 64772

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree

Areas of Study

  • Biology
  • Business Administration - Management
  • Criminology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health & Biomedical Sciences
  • History
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Theater
  • Women Gender and Sexuality Studies