2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$16,667

Net Price

61%

Admitted

39%

Enrolled

88%

Graduation Rate

7/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Cottey College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 303. In 2021, there were 7 psychology and social work graduates.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

7

Total Enrollment

303

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Cottey College offers Research Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
Research Psychology7
Total Graduates7
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 555 students applied to the Cottey College. The university admitted 61% and 39% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Missouri universities is 4,597. On average, all Missouri institutions admit 72% and 29% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Cottey College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 53%. Compared to all Missouri four or more years colleges, the percentage is 70%.

The overall graduation rate for Cottey College is 88%, compared to 54% for all Missouri universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare CC to Missouri Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Cottey College to the average of all Missouri four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

CC

555

Applicants

61%

Percent Admitted

39%

Percent Enrolled

53%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

88%

Graduation Rate

MO Colleges

4,597

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

70%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

54%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 44 or 88% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 6 or 12% part-time faculty members employed at Cottey College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 44 or 88%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

CC

7 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

88%

Percent Full-Time

12%

Percent Part-Time

88%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MO Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

54%

Percent Full-Time

46%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Cottey College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $21,620, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,100.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $0 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Cottey College in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Cottey College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$7,918
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,653
Total Living Expenses$10,571
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$21,620
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,100
Total Undergraduate Expenses$33,291
In-State, Graduate Tuition$0
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$0
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Cottey College is $16,667. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Cottey College to all Missouri universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

CC

$33,291

Cost to Attend

$22,228

Average Financial Aid

91%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,667

Net Price

MO Colleges

$34,004

Cost to Attend

$14,433

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,086

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 84 or 91%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 85 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $22,228.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid85$22,228
Pell Grants48$4,398
Federal Student Loans41$4,532
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Cottey College to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

CC

85

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

48

Number of Pell Grants

28%

Pell Grants

41

Federal Student Loans

24%

Federal Student Loans

MO Colleges

3,322

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

1,371

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

1,909

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

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