#11 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

Coker College

Hartsville, South Carolina

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Coker College overview
Location Hartsville, South Carolina
Online coker.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Coker College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Coker University, located in Hartsville, South Carolina, is a private institution established in 1908. The campus boasts a distinctive architectural style with a mix of traditional and modern buildings set in a small-town environment. It is situated approximately 70 miles northeast of the state capital, Columbia. Coker University offers undergraduate programs with an emphasis on liberal arts education and is known for majors such as Business Administration, Education, and Physical Therapy. While the university has a moderately selective admissions process, it provides a range of undergraduate degrees across various fields of study. The school maintains on-campus housing options to accommodate its students. Coker University does not have a significant profile in intercollegiate athletics.

In the most recent statistical year 996 prospective students applied, and 937 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 190 enrolled in the school.  780 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 380 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $30,864 plus fees of $900. Coker is ranked 958 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Coker is rated within the lower 29% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
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SAT 940/1160
ACT 16/24
Estimated GPA 3.1

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Coker College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$900
Room and Board $9,892
Budget for Other Expenses$1,448
Total One Year Cost$45,104

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$35,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

49% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Coker College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Social Sciences 19%
Education 13%
Psychology 11%
Human Services 8%

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