Cottey College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,350
8% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,123
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.22%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
73%
682 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
311
99.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
52.1%
25 Graduates

About

Cottey College is a higher education institution located in Vernon County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Cottey College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (16 degrees awarded), General Fine Studio Arts (3 degrees), and General Dance (1 degrees).

In 2021, 73 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cottey College. 100% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 0% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (37 degrees), 9.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cottey College is $23,350, which is $11,386 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Cottey College is $23,350, which is $11,386 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,123.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Cottey College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$23,350
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Cottey College was $23,350. The cost of tuition at Cottey College is $11,386 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$17,123
2022 Value
2.74%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Cottey College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,123. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Cottey College grew by 2.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,704
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cottey College was of $7,704 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.5% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Cottey College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 209% with respect to 2021, when 32% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.22%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Cottey College was 2.22%, which represents 2 out of the 90 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Cottey College received 682 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 22.9% annual growth. Out of those 682 applicants, 498 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73% acceptance rate.

There were 311 students enrolled at Cottey College in 2022. 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cottey College has an overall enrollment yield of 19.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
498
Accepted Out of 682

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cottey College was 73% (498 admissions from 682 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 60.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 22.9%, while admissions grew by 48.2%..

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SAT Scores

6%
Submission Percentage (2021)
8
Scores Submitted (2021)

6% of enrolled first-time students at Cottey College in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cottey College had a total enrollment of 311 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Cottey College is 309 students and the part-time enrollment is 2. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Cottey College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cottey College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.7% White, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.14% Black or African American, 1.93% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.61% Two or More Races, 1.29% Asian, and 0.322% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cottey College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (72.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (12%) and Black or African American Female (4.53%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cottey College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 311 students. The full-time enrollment at Cottey College is 309 and the part-time enrollment is 2. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Cottey College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Cottey College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Cottey College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    223 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    37 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    16 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Cottey College is 71.7% White, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.14% Black or African American, 1.93% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.61% Two or More Races, 1.29% Asian, and 0.322% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2021, 73 more women than men received degrees from Cottey College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cottey College is white (37 degrees awarded). There were 9.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Cottey College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (16 degrees awarded), followed by General Fine Studio Arts (3 degrees) and General Dance (1 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Cottey College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (12 degrees awarded), Psychology (9 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (5 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cottey College are Other managers (481,050 people), Physicians (462,191 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (412,594 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (393,748 people), and Postsecondary teachers (308,810 people).

The most specialized majors at Cottey College in 2022 are Social Sciences (12 degrees awarded), Psychology (9 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (5 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (17 degrees), and Biology (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cottey College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Cottey College are Social Sciences (12 degrees awarded), Psychology (9 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (5 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (17 degrees), and Biology (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cottey College are Elementary & secondary schools (985,223 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (762,565 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (749,945 people), Computer Systems Design (351,366 people), and Legal services (348,023 people).

The most specialized majors at Cottey College are Social Sciences (12 degrees awarded), Psychology (9 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (5 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (17 degrees), and Biology (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Cottey College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 9 degrees awarded
  2. 9 degrees awarded
  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cottey College was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 9 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
73
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Cottey College, which is 0 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (73).

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 16 degrees were awarded to women at Cottey College in Liberal Arts & Sciences. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 58% of students graduating from Cottey College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Cottey College is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    37 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cottey College is white (37 degrees awarded). There were 9.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    37 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    4 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cottey College is white female (37 degrees awarded). There were 9.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (4 degrees).

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Operations

Cottey College employs 16 Assistant professors, 13 Professors and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Cottey College are Female Assistant professor (12), Female Professor (11), and Female Associate professor (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cottey College are: Service, with 36 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$8.08M
2022 Salaries
0.139%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Cottey College paid a median of $8.08M in salaries, a 0.139% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.43M
Instructional Salaries
39
Number of Employees

In 2022, Cottey College paid a total of $2.43M to 39 employees working as instructors, which represents 30% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cottey College were Assistant professor with 16 employees, Professor with 13 employees, and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cottey College were Service with 36 employees, Management with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cottey College was Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, Female Professor with 11 employees, and Female Associate professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Cottey College.

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