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Cottey Listed Number One Nationally in Student/Tenured Faculty Ratio

Date Posted: August 19, 2020 Author: Steve Reed

This week, The Chronicle of Higher Education listed the colleges with the highest ratio of full-time-equivalent student per tenured or tenure-track professor in 2017-18. Cottey College was ranked number one among four-year private nonprofit institutions, ahead of prestigious institutions like Yale University, the California Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, and Duke University.

“These numbers reflect the quality academic instruction that students will receive when they attend Cottey. Students at Cottey are more likely to be taught by qualified professors with a terminal degree than at any other private institution in the country. This is a huge learning advantage for Cottey students,” said Dr. Jann Weitzel, President of Cottey College. “Many other colleges and universities use large numbers of graduate teaching assistants or adjunct (part-time) faculty to teach their classes.”

“This is another measure of the quality of a Cottey education,” said David Heringer, vice president for enrollment management. “We’re annually ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report and other agencies, and this recent announcement confirms what we already know. Students at Cottey College receive a top-notch academic experience that is personalized to them.”

The Chronicle of Higher Education article is available online at

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