Just two and a half miles from the Country Inn & Suites hotel is Cottey College, the nation’s only nonsectarian college owned and supported by women. Virginia Alice Cottey founded the college in 1884, a time when men’s education was valued more than women’s. Cottey’s goal was to eliminate this partiality by creating a place for women to receive a quality education.
Today Cottey College has about 350 students from 40 states and more than 25 countries. The beautiful campus, spread across three blocks of Nevada, includes three residence halls as well as a 33-acre recreation area with a lodge. Students are challenged to grow academically and personally through study abroad programs, athletics, volunteer opportunities and social activities.
Cottey College Website
Address: 1000 West Austin Boulevard, Nevada, Missouri 64772
Phone: +1 (417) 667-8181
President: Jann Weitzel, Ph.D.