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Cottey College is pleased to announce that enrollment for the fall semester is up for the second consecutive year led by an incoming class of 135 new students which is a 12 percent increase over first-time freshmen last fall. The total student population represents 34 states and 17 countries.

“We’re very gratified to see a second consecutive year in enrollment growth,” said Cottey president Dr. Jann Weitzel. “Part of this growth can be attributed to families and prospective students realizing what an excellent value Cottey is. The diligent work by our enrollment management team, faculty and staff is the other factor in this increase. David Heringer, vice president for enrollment management and marketing, and his staff are excellent at educating families about the Cottey advantages.”

In demographic breakdowns for total enrollment, Missouri leads all states with 86 students. Texas and Kansas follow with 28 and 21 students respectively. Internationally, Ethiopia and France each have three students on campus.

“We love our international representation on campus,” added Dr. Weitzel. “Cottey is regularly highly ranked as one of the best colleges in the Midwestern region when it comes to the percentage of international students on campus. Our international students add depth to the campus experience for our entire population.”

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