Cottey College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,300
3.9% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,630
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.8%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
60.5%
555 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
283
98.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
65.1%
28 Graduates

About

Cottey College is a higher education institution located in Vernon County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Cottey College were Other Research & Experimental Psychology (9 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (8 degrees), and General English Language & Literature (4 degrees).

In 2020, 91 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cottey College. 100% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 0% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (58 degrees), 9.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cottey College is $21,300, which is $9,471 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cottey College is $21,300, which is $9,471 more than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,630.

In 2020, 100% of undergraduate students attending Cottey College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,300
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Cottey College was $21,300. The cost of tuition at Cottey College is $9,471 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$17,630
2020 Value
5.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Cottey College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,630. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Cottey College grew by 5.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,540
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cottey College was of $7,540 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 1.21% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Cottey College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.8%
2018 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Cottey College was 6.8%, which represents 7 out of the 103 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Cottey College received 555 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.97% annual decline. Out of those 555 applicants, 336 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.5% acceptance rate.

There were 283 students enrolled at Cottey College in 2020, and 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cottey College has an overall enrollment yield of 30.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
336
Accepted Out of 555

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cottey College was 60.5% (336 admissions from 555 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 46%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.97%, while admissions grew by 27.8%.

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage
29
Scores Submitted

28% of enrolled first-time students at Cottey College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cottey College has a total enrollment of 283 students. The full-time enrollment at Cottey College is 278 students and the part-time enrollment is 5. This means that 98.2% of students enrolled at Cottey College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cottey College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70% White, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 5.3% Black or African American, 2.47% Two or More Races, 1.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.707% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cottey College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (70.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (11.2%) and Black or African American Female (5.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cottey College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 283 students. The full-time enrollment at Cottey College is 278 and the part-time enrollment is 5. This means that 98.2% of students enrolled at Cottey College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Cottey College was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), Cottey College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    198
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    31
  3. Black or African American
    15

The enrolled student population at Cottey College is 70% White, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 5.3% Black or African American, 2.47% Two or More Races, 1.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.707% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 91 more women than men received degrees from Cottey College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cottey College is white (58 degrees awarded). There were 9.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cottey College is Other Research & Experimental Psychology (9 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (8 degrees) and General English Language & Literature (4 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Cottey College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (44 degrees awarded), English (4 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (1 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cottey College are Elementary & middle school teachers (352,886 people), Other managers (216,782 people), Postsecondary teachers (186,698 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (149,933 people), and Secondary school teachers (120,597 people).

The most specialized majors at Cottey College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (44 degrees awarded), English (4 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees), and Psychology (9 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cottey College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Cottey College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (44 degrees awarded), English (4 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees), and Psychology (9 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cottey College are Elementary & secondary schools (782,911 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (425,965 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (263,309 people), Computer Systems Design (166,905 people), and Outpatient care centers (165,074 people).

The most specialized majors at Cottey College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (44 degrees awarded), English (4 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (9 degrees), and Psychology (9 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Cottey College.
Most Common
  1. 9 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 8 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 4 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cottey College was Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 9 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
91
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Cottey College, which is 0 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (91).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 0 degrees were awarded to men at Cottey College in Environmental Studies, which is 0 times less than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 43 degrees were awarded to women at Cottey College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is NaNy times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 58% of students graduating from Cottey College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cottey College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    58 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cottey College is white (58 degrees awarded). There were 9.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (6 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    58 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cottey College is white female (58 degrees awarded). There were 9.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (6 degrees).

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Operations

Cottey College has an endowment valued at nearly $110M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.21M (1.1%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Cottey College had a total salary expenditure of $18.5M. Cottey College employs 18 Assistant professors, 15 Professors, and 9 Associate professors. Most academics at Cottey College are Female Assistant professors (14), Female Professors(12), and Female Associate professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cottey College are: Service, with 50 employees, Management, with 39 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$110M
2020 Endowment
0.00798%
growth from 2019

Cottey College has an endowment valued at about $110M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Cottey College grew 0.00798% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $98.7M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Cottey College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.7M
2020 Salaries
5.7%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Cottey College paid a median of $7.7M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($18.5M) and a 5.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.52% growth from 2018 and a 3.67% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.55M
Instructional Salaries
42
Number of Employees

In 2020, Cottey College paid a total of $2.55M to 42 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
50 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cottey College were Assistant professor with 18 employees; Professor with 15 employees; and Professor with 9 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cottey College were Service with 50 employees; Management with 39 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cottey College was Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, Female Professor with 12 employees, and Female Associate professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Cottey College.

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