Welcome to Cottey College – Creators of Incredible Futures

Best Liberal Arts & Women’s Private College in the Midwest

Inspirational, Brave, Accommodating, Inventive, Welcoming, Adventurous, Personal, Forward-Thinking, Challenging, Courageous, Tight-Knit, Empowered & Trusted

Who We Are

Cottey College Honors & Recognition

U.S. News & World Report Regional Rankings

#9 – 2019 Best Regional Colleges

#3 – 2019 Lowest Student Debt Loan at Graduation

#1 – 2019 Best Value School

#3 – 2019 Largest Proportion of International Students

College Consensus

#6 – Women’s College

Meet Our Incredible Students

Kundai Matara
Class of ’19

Brenda Aldape
Class of ’19

Susana Irigoyen
Class of ’19

Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Science Majors

  • Biology
  • Business Administration – Management
  • Criminology
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Liberal Arts
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies


  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Chemistry
  • Dance
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre
  • Writing


  • Arts
  • Arts-Music
  • Fine Arts-Art
  • Fine Arts-Dance
  • Fine Arts-Theatre
  • Science

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Comets Hire Howell as New Cross Country Coach

The Cottey College Comets athletic staff is excited to announce the hiring of Ms. Rose Howell as the head coach for Cottey’s cross country and track program. She replaces Tony Skiles who left at the end of the year. Howell comes to Cottey with extensive knowledge in...

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Comets Sign Second Esports Athlete

Cottey Comets Esports Coach Bovey Zhang announced the College had signed its second athlete to the new program, Serenity Mary Ellen Torkelson of Malvern, Iowa. Torkelson has been playing video games for as long as she can remember. She has experience with the Halo...

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