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Study at Coker College

Coker is in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Hartsville, SC. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Coker earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at Coker include drama and performing arts and business and management.

Coker Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 440 to 530 for students at Coker. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 440 and 540.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

Coker, in 2007, had 1, 197 students (1, 103 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

Dorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at Coker belong to the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference for major sports. Student athletes can receive financial aid in some cases.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Coker College is a student-centered, comprehensive, baccalaureate degree-granting college. It is dedicated to providing every student enrolled in the Day Program and in the Evening and Extended Studies Program an academic curriculum based upon a uniformly excellent liberal arts core that enhances the structured development of key personal skills. The Colleges goal is to graduate students with the ability to think analytically and creatively, and to write and speak effectively. Experiences both in and out of the classroom are focused on active student involvement and the practical application of academic knowledge that lead to lifelong learning. Coker measures its success by the personal and professional accomplishments enjoyed by all members of the academic community. "

Coker Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management73business management
Liberal Arts43sociology, history, political science, English, technical and business writing, Spanish language, French language
Education and Teaching20elementary school teaching, math teaching, early childhood education, social studies teaching, art education, biology teaching, physical education teaching, history teaching, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement18corrections and criminal justice, criminology, criminal justice and administration, corrections
Therapy and Counselling16psychology, Counselling psychology
Family and Social Work13social work
Media9communication studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, recreation and leisure studies
Drama and Performing Arts6dance courses, drama, acting, theatre design, dance
Science4biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Music2piano, music, various music studies, voice
Fine Arts2fine arts
Design1graphic design
Photography and Commercial Art1photography, commercial art
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Contact: Coker

Coker College

300 E College Ave

Hartsville, SC 29550

General Phone: (843) 383-8000


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