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Institutional Partnerships

Cottey College partners with other colleges and universities to offer special opportunities for our students and graduates. Interested in law, nursing, engineering, music education, or a master’s degree in a business field? View our partnerships below!

If you have any additional questions regarding these partnerships, or would like a full listing of transfer agreements, please contact


Up to two Cottey baccalaureate graduates per year, if admitted to Maurer School of Law, are designated as Cottey College Law Scholars, receive a scholarship, and engage in a formal mentoring program.


An agreement between Indiana University and Cottey College provides talented Cottey students and alumnae the ability to attend the Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law as Cottey Law Scholars. Cottey College students or alumnae admitted to Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law will be eligible for a formal mentorship program and a minimum scholarship amounting to approximately 50% of tuition ($45,000 for in-state residents and $75,000 for out-of-state residents).

Students admitted through this program will have a minimum UGPA and LSAT score at least equal to the median for the entering class of the prior year. (In recent years the median UGPA/LSAT for Maurer Law School’s entering class has been 3.72/162). The expectation is for Maurer Law School to accept two Cottey applicants each year (assuming sufficient qualified applications), and any student admitted through this collaboration will be referred to as a Cottey College Law Scholar during her time at the law school.

Please contact Cottey pre-law advisor Dr. Sandra Chaney at for details.


Gain early admission to the Master of Science in Business Communication degree program and earn graduate credit while still at Cottey.


Spalding University’s Master of Science in Business Communication (MSBC) program allows Cottey College students early admission to their program.

  • To qualify, Cottey students must have earned at least 75 credit hours, have a 3.0 cumulative gpa, and complete the Spalding admission application process.
  • Cottey students may take no more than three (3) credit hours of Spalding MSBC courses per semester while at Cottey.
  • Cottey students may take up to nine (9) credit hours of Spalding MSBC credit while enrolled at Cottey.
  • Cottey students must take at least 12 credit hours of Cottey courses per semester in order to maintain full-time status for Cottey financial aid.
  • Cottey students admitted to the MSBC program receive a 10% discount on Spalding’s tuition rate.
    • Check the MSBC program site for the current tuition rate.
    • Students are billed directly by Spalding University for the MSBC courses. Spalding does offer payment plans.
  • Cottey students majoring in Business-Administration Management or Organizational Leadership may be able to apply Spalding MSBC credit toward their major requirements. Current students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

If you have any questions regarding the Cottey-Spalding partnership please contact


Earn an A.S. at Cottey, then transfer to UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering to earn a degree in one of these fields: civil engineering, electrical & computer engineering, mechanical engineering, information technology, or computer science.