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Cottey Ranked #6 Among Women’s Colleges in the U.S.

Date Posted: May 7, 2018 Author: Steve Reed

Cottey College was ranked sixth in Best Women’s Colleges in America and first among Best Regional Colleges-Midwest by College Consensus. In addition, Cottey was listed at 49 among all colleges in the U.S. out of 990 ranked institutions.

“It is no surprise that Cottey College is again recognized as one of the outstanding colleges in the U.S.,” said Dr. Jann Weitzel, President of Cottey College. “It is gratifying that the word is getting out about the quality of a Cottey education. From U.S. News & World Report to College Consensus, outside agencies are helping the College become a nationally-recognized leader in women’s education.”

Last September, Cottey was recognized by U.S. News as #7 in Best Regional Colleges-Midwest, as well as # 2 in Best Value Colleges and Lowest Student Debt Load at Graduation, and #3 in Schools with Most Proportion of International Students.

“Cottey stresses the importance of retention rates, graduation rates, maintaining small class sizes, a low student/faculty ratio, and the percentage of faculty who are full time. In addition, 90% of Cottey’s faculty holds the highest degree in their field. These are critical markers in the decision process for a student and her family in choosing a college that will be a good fit,” added Dr. Weitzel.

College Consensus looks across the crowded landscape of college rankings and boils it all down to a functional rating. The Publisher Rating portion of the College Consensus is based on published rankings by numerous reputable ranking agencies, including U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and Wallethub. The Student Review Rating includes verified student reviews from sites like Niche, Students Review and Unigo, summed up into one rating. Student appreciation for their Cottey experience became a deciding factor in the College’s high ranking.

More information about College Consensus rankings and methodology can be found online at

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