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Coker University Data & Information Overview

1 award Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
98% Acceptance Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Coker University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Coker University Ranked?

#1,810 Best Colleges in Nation
#34 Best Colleges in SC
Outdoor Health & Physical Education/Fitness Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 1 badge in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is outdoor health & physical education/fitness.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Coker is ranked #1,810 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Coker is also ranked #34 out of 44 schools in South Carolina.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Coker?

98% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
35% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Coker University is 98%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Coker is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 35% 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 460 and 570. Math scores were between 480 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Coker University  ( 460 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Coker University  ( 480 to 590 )
Coker received ACT scores from 19% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Coker University  ( 16 to 24 )

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Coker University Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
61% Full Time Teachers

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

59% Freshmen Retention
34% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Coker University this rate is 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Coker have a four-year graduation rate of 34%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  34 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Coker University.

Coker University Undergraduate Student Diversity

868 Full-Time Undergraduates
34.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.8% Percent Women

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?

$16,975 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
$36,412 Total Student Loans
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 +

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 68% of students took out student loans averaging $9,103 a year. That adds up to $36,412 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?

$36,437 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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

South Carolina State
868 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
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

Coker University Majors

31 Majors With Completions
180 Undergraduate Degrees
70 Graduate Degrees
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 MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management34$40,786
Health & Physical Education27$22,468
General Psychology19$27,604
General Business/Commerce17$38,919
General Biology12NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific10NA
Interdisciplinary Studies5NA
Drama & Theater Arts4NA

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

Online Learning at Coker

79% Take At Least One Class Online
44% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 1,013 students took at least one online class at Coker University. This is an increase from the 313 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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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.


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