Coker Breaks Enrollment and Housing Records

For more information, contact Barb Steadman - 843.857.4199

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Aug. 25, 2011 – This fall, Coker College has enrolled 701 traditional undergraduate students—25 more than last year and 53 more than the previous year.

In addition to breaking the enrollment record, this year some 30 more students than last year elected to live in campus housing.

“We’re delighted to see both increases,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “It’s exciting to see our campus teaming with so many bright young people not only because of the energy they bring to our work, but also because growth at Coker ripples across Hartsville in the form of valuable economic and cultural benefits,” Wyatt said.

In conjunction with the enrollment growth, Coker has recently made a number of investments to beautify the campus and enhance its living-learning communities with new curricular and co-curricular programs, support networks and wellness initiatives.

Coker has expanded the size of its faculty, adding new tenure-track positions in Chinese, English, physical education and biology, and maintaining its student/faculty ratio of 10:1, which is the lowest of any independent residential college in the region.

To accommodate the increased housing demand, Coker has opened new loft apartments at the west end of campus to serve 20 third- and fourth-year students.  And, while Coker’s residential life offerings now include such enviable comforts as luxury downtown apartments, the college has also expanded staffing in the division of student affairs to infuse its intramural program and other wellness initiatives with a rigorous, competitive spirit not commonly found on the campus of a selective residential college.

For information about admission to Coker College, visit or call 843-383-8000.



Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach. For more information contact Barb Steadman: 843-397-9959 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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