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

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

A Transformative Experience Exclusively for Women

P.E.O. Sisterhood

The P.E.O. Sisterhood has over 250,000 members, and is still dedicated to providing educational opportunities for women.

Virginia Alice Cottey

Cottey’s commitment to academic quality, its spirited and energetic environment, and independent mindedness are qualities it inherited from its founder Virginia Alice Cottey.

The Cottey Experience

I would not be this successful or where I am today without Cottey.

Janell Doster ’10 | Organizational Leadership

Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Immigration Services Officer for the Department of Homeland Security

25+ Student Organizations

Highly Rated Meals

Apartment-Style Suites, Home Away from Home

An International Trip, Paid for by Cottey
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