Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Princeton Review again picks Coker College as one of Southeast's best

The Coker College community received a copy of a news release today citing that the college has been named among the top 141 colleges in the southeast. And, as you read the story you will see this puts Coker among the top 25% of the nation. Here is a copy of that release as it came through the Coker College email system from James Jolly, our director of marketing and communications:

Coker College Named a 2010 “Best in the Southeast” by The Princeton Review

Hartsville, S.C. — Coker College is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review. The education services company recommends Coker as one of the top institutions in the Southeast in the 2010 Best Colleges feature at This is the sixth consecutive year Coker has received the “Best in the Southeast” distinction.
The Princeton Review selects its best colleges based on excellence of academic programs and the opinions of independent and high school college advisors. The firm also surveys students at each institution about their campus experiences and the quality of the living and learning environment.
“We’re happy to be listed among the best once again by The Princeton Review,” said Coker College President Dr. Robert L. Wyatt. “Such recognition reaffirms our commitment to providing the finest educational experiences for our current students and it helps future students know more about the college.”
The 141 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its 2010 "Best in the Southeast" designations are in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Princeton Review also chose 218 colleges in the Northeast, 123 in the West, and 158 in the Midwest as best in their regions. These best regional colleges represent only about 25% of the nation's four-year colleges.
Coker is an independent, comprehensive liberal arts college founded in 1908. The living and learning environment at Coker fosters participation in the community of scholarship and the development of ethical character, leadership skills and social responsibility. Coker’s unique round table teaching style is nationally recognized for developing leadership and communication skills.
The Princeton Review is known for tutoring and classroom test preparation courses, books, and college and graduate school admission services. Its corporate headquarters is in Framingham, MA.


That is good news as we get ready to start the new academic year and will add to the optimistic attitude that is pervading a lot of the conversations about Coker as people look toward the new year, and the leadership of a new president.


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