The Cottey Advantage

What's the Cottey Advantage? It's the four-year bachelor degree programs with interdisciplinary courses in women's leadership, social responsibility, and global awareness. Or it's your first two years of college packed with the campus life experiences of four and the academic credentials that will get you into the university of your choice to finish your bachelor's degree. In both the bachelor and associate degree programs, you're in a place where you feel comfortable participating in class and out; where you want to, and do, push the limits of your knowledge; and where you see your confidence expand, your skills grow, and your leadership abilities take on entirely new dimensions.

How do we make that happen? In five ways:

All Women

You're at a women's college. When you're in a classroom of just women, something amazing occurs. Competition disappears and collaboration steps in. You'll find your opinions encouraged and viewpoints heard. You'll want to get into the conversation and push yourself academically.

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You'll find your inner leader. Leadership development is an essential part of Cottey's academic program and that means you'll not only learn the qualities that make a good leader, but you'll be able to practice them in the classroom and out.

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Global View

Your perspective will go global. The world is a great classroom, and we take that literally. As part of your Cottey education you'll get to explore another corner of the world - Great Britain, Italy, New Zealand, Guatemala…every year we pick a destination or two and the entire second-year class gets to go on the adventure. And we pay for it!

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Suite Life

You'll live the suite life. At Cottey we've created apartment-style suites that feel more like home, like family -- a kitchen and living room surrounded by single or double bedrooms occupied by 10 or 12 women who will be there for you like sisters.

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You're part of a motivated, high-energy community where everyone is rooting for each other. Oh, and did we mention it's lots of fun? Sure, we're serious about academics, where everyone supports and encourages each other. But we're also serious about life outside the classroom - it's creative, lively, always interesting, and loaded with traditions, laughs and memories that you'll be reliving years from now.

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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