Coker Tops 2013 US News List of S.C. Colleges in South

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HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Sept. 16, 2012 – In its college guide for 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranks Coker College No. 14, making Coker College South Carolina’s highest-ranking baccalaureate institution on the South Region list.

This is the 17th consecutive year that the national magazine has named Coker one of America’s Best Colleges, ranking it, again, in the top 20 among baccalaureate colleges in the twelve states of the South region.

“I am gratified that we continue to be named among the nation’s finest institutions,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt, “and seeing Coker’s name rise to the top among the state’s many fine institutions helps underscore the important progress we’re seeing at the ground level.”

Coker became more competitive in most measures this year, including freshman retention and graduation rates, average SAT/ACT scores, percentage of faculty who are full time, number of classes with fewer than 20 students and the college’s peer assessment score.

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.

For information about admission to Coker College, visit www.coker.edu/future-students.html.

 

 
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