Coker College Ranked One of America’s Best

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HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Sept. 13, 2011 -- U.S. News & World Report ranks Coker College as one of the best baccalaureate colleges for 2012.

This is the 16th consecutive year that the national magazine has named Coker one of America’s Best Colleges, ranking it, again, in the top 20 of all the baccalaureate colleges and universities in the South region.

“I am gratified that we continue to be named among the nation’s finest institutions,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt.

“Although it is obviously impossible to quantify an educational experience, the rankings offer valuable information about important components of quality institutions and reflect, more broadly, the extremely competitive nature of higher education.

“I’m especially pleased, for example, that not only did our overall score improve this year, Coker became more competitive in nearly every measure U.S. News examined and made its biggest gain – a 5 percent jump – in the factor that likely means the most to students and their families: our average graduation rate.”

U.S. News & World Report defines a baccalaureate college as an institution that focuses on undergraduate education while offering a wide range of degree programs in the liberal arts as well as professional fields, such as business and education.

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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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