Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rankings -- U.S. NEWS

Coker just released a news story about the rankings in the U.S. News and World Report on top colleges. While our SACS accreditation is more important, it is these type of rankings that begin to get people to be aware of Coker College in the higher education world of the several thousand choices that are out there for students. This is a copy of the release:

Coker College Office of Marketing and Communications
Christian Stryker- Director of Media Relations and Sports Information

For Immediate Release-August 16, 2010

Coker Ranked as One of America’s Best Colleges

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - U.S. News & World Report ranks Coker College as one of Best Baccalaureate Colleges for 2011.

This is the 15th consecutive year that the national magazine has named Coker one of America’s Best Colleges. Coker is ranked in the Top 20 of all the colleges and universities in the South region.

“It is an honor to once again be recognized as one of the 20 best Southern Colleges. We believe we are preparing young women and men for the next step in their lives in a manner that is truly different than that of many schools.” said Coker College President Dr. Robert L. Wyatt. “We are redefining our student’s entire collegiate experience and are encouraged to once again have the work of our talented faculty and staff recognized by our peer institutions.”

For its annual college guide, U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges using a number of criteria, including peer assessment, graduation rate and alumni giving. Coker College scores better than almost all of the 10 highest ranked colleges in the South for student-to-faculty ratio (10/1), percentage of classes under 20 students (71%) and percentage of full-time faculty (98%).

U.S. News & World Report defines a baccalaureate college as an institution that focuses on undergraduate education while offering a wide range of degree programs in the liberal arts as well as professional fields, such as business and education.


Founded in 1908, Coker College is an independent, comprehensive college with a liberal arts core required of all students. Coker provides quality educational experiences in and out of the classroom that prepare graduates for professional and personal success. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Coker one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review rates Coker a “Best Southeastern College” based on academic reputation and student satisfaction.

Christian Stryker
Director of Media Relations and Sports Information
Coker College

No comments:

Post a Comment