Coker University

Coker University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Coker University Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Coker University was awarded 66 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other health and physical education/fitness.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, Coker is ranked #1,693 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Coker held the #2,023 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 44 colleges in South Carolina, Coker is ranked at #26.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Coker?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 93%, some consider Coker to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 62% of students accepted to Coker submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 560. Math scores were between 450 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Coker University  ( 470 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Coker University  ( 450 to 550 )
Coker received ACT scores from 54% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 21.

ACT Composite Scores for Coker University  ( 16 to 21 )

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Coker University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Coker is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Coker University is 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Coker University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Coker University is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Coker this rate is 28%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

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Coker University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 954 undergraduates at Coker with 868 being full-time and 86 being part-time.

How Much Does Coker University Cost?

The overall average net price of Coker is $16,975. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Coker

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,892 $17,046 $16,474 $18,318 $20,125

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Coker, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Coker, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $7,164 a year. That adds up to $28,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Coker is 11.3%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Coker Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Coker with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $36,437 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 14% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Coker University make the most money.

Location of Coker University

Coker University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Hartsville, South Carolina. Hartsville is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Coker are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 E College Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550
Phone: 843-383-8000

Coker University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 31 majors graduated from Coker University. Of these students, 180 received undergraduate degrees and 70 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 34 $40,786
Health & Physical Education 27 $22,468
Criminology 20 $23,770
General Psychology 19 $27,604
General Business/Commerce 17 $38,919
General Biology 12 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 10 NA
Sociology 6 $22,499
Interdisciplinary Studies 5 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 4 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Coker University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Coker

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 313 students took at least one online class at Coker University. This is an increase from the 240 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 313 241
2018-2019 240 240
2017-2018 548 215
2016-2017 490 127
2015-2016 409 95

Learn more about online learning at Coker University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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