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Coker named a “Best Southeastern” College for 15th consecutive year

on Tuesday, 13 August 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Coker University (formerly Coker College) has been included in The Princeton Review’s “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region” web feature as a “Best Southeastern” school, making this the institution’s 15th consecutive year on the prestigious list.

“It’s always an honor to be featured by The Princeton Review,” says Dr. Robert Wyatt, president of Coker. “We excitedly began operations as Coker University on July 1 of this year and we’re looking forward to beginning the fall semester and starting a successful first academic year working within our new institutional structure.”

Coker’s new university status reflects the institution’s recent growth and increased diversity of degree offerings. Coker currently has five online master’s degree programs and grants bachelor’s degrees in over 40 subject areas, including four undergraduate degrees that can be earned entirely online. As Coker University, the value of a Coker degree is more clearly indicated to both international and domestic audiences, and the breadth of opportunities available to Coker students is now implied in the institutional name.

Coker University’s newly shifted academic structure includes Coker College of Humanities and Science, the School of Business, the School of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Wiggins School of Education, which was founded in 2012.

The Princeton Review compiles its list based on institutional data collected directly from the colleges, visits to schools, input from college counselors, and the opinions of The Princeton Review’s staff. Schools selected as “Best Colleges” are considered “academically outstanding and well worth consideration” by the esteemed publication.

The 142 colleges represented in the “Best Southeastern” category come from 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Additional information about Coker University can be found at www.coker.edu.