Coker in Washington Monthly Top 100 for Third Straight Year

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HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Aug. 29, 2013 – Washington Monthly’s September-October issue ranks Coker College No. 73 among the baccalaureate colleges in the nation that contribute most to the public good. It marked the third-straight year Coker has been ranked in the Washington Monthly’s top 100.

“Seeing Coker fall in line with the top 100 baccalaureate colleges for the third straight year is truly amazing,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “This ranking is a great reflection of our dedicated faculty, staff and, of course, the students that make Coker a great place to be. The education here keeps fulfilling those who come through its halls, and the roundtable style of learning thrives and serves as a distinct feature of ours that will, hopefully, continue to separate us in the future.”

Washington Monthly ranks schools based on three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s) and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). This year, 350 baccalaureate colleges were included on the list.

Of the various measures that contributed to the overall rankings, four, in particular, elevated Coker to the top tier again: research expenditures, No. 41, graduation rate, No. 45, community service, No. 57, and academic and administrative support of community service, No. 38.

The ranking category that showed the biggest improvement for Coker was in the bachelor’s to Ph.D. ranking, which jumped 12 spots to No. 94 this year.

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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, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.


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