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Coker University

Hartsville, SC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate62%
Acceptance Rate62%

About Coker College

Coker College Overview

Coker College is a private, nonprofit school in a rural setting in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker College was founded in 1908 and now enrolls around 1,093 students a year, which includes 1,022 undergrad students. Coker College ensures housing for up to 595 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 70% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Involvement at Coker College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Coker College's theater groups.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Coker College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Coker College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Coker College on the Student Life page.

2022 Coker College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 62%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 46%
Tuition $30,864
Percent of Need Met 69%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $23,823

Is Coker College a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what Coker College offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

Coker College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Coker College. The acceptance rate at Coker College is 62%. Last year, 1,389 students applied to Coker College and 857 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Coker College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 61% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Coker Collegereturn for their sophomore year. Around 50% of students who started at Coker College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Coker College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Coker College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Coker College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Coker College's endowment was $29.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $6,685 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Coker College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Coker College meets 69% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $23,823 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $9,601 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Coker College.

Based on this information, is Coker College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Coker College a good school for you?

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Where is Coker College Located?

Coker College is located in the rural setting of Hartsville, South Carolina, in the suburbs of Charlotte.

If you would like to see Coker College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Hartsville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Florence Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Coker College and Hartsville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

300 East College Avenue Hartsville, SC 29550

Campus Setting: Rural

Coker College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Coker College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Coker College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Coker College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

21 and Above

Good

17 to 21

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Coker College is 20. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into Coker College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Coker College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

450 - 540

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 560

Coker College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$41,416

In State

$41,416

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$30,864
$30,864
Fees
$660
$660
Housing
$9,892
$9,892
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Coker College is like? There are approximately 1,093 students enrolled at Coker College, including 1,022 undergraduate students and 71 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 76% percent are from SC and 24% percent of students are from other states.

83%

Full Time

17%

Part Time

76%

In State

24%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,093

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

62%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$31,524

Out-of-State

$31,524

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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