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IPEDS ID: 217907
OPE ID: 00342700
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Coker University
300 E College Ave, Hartsville, South Carolina 29550
General information:  (843) 383-8000
Website:  coker.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,280 (1,130 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Admissionscoker.edu/admissions-aid
Apply Onlinewww.coker.edu/apply/
Financial Aidcoker.edu/admissions-aid
Net Price Calculatorwww.coker.edu/admissions-aid/traditional-students/costs-aid/financial-aid/net-price-calculator/
Disability Serviceswww.coker.edu/student-experience/student-resources/learning-support-services/
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.cokercobras.com/athletes/Coker_Academic_Success_Rate.pdf
Mission Statement
  Coker University is a student-centered, comprehensive university. It is dedicated to providing every student an academic curriculum based upon a uniformly excellent liberal arts core that enhances the structured development of key personal skills. The University’s goal is to graduate students with the ability to think analytically and creatively, and to write and speak effectively. Experiences both in and out of the classroom are focused on active student involvement and the practical application of academic knowledge that lead to lifelong learning. Coker measures its success by the personal and professional accomplishments enjoyed by all members of the academic community.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty6841
Instructional6841
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees$27,624$28,684$29,548$30,1962.2%
Books and supplies$1,526$1,513$1,800$2,00011.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,568$8,824$9,090$9,6045.7%
Other$1,000$1,122$1,610$1,7156.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$5,166$5,322$5,922$6,2004.7%
Other$1,000$1,105$1,610$1,7086.1%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,000$1,105$1,610$1,7086.1%
Total Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
On Campus$38,718$40,143$42,048$43,5153.5%
Off Campus$35,316$36,624$38,880$40,1043.1%
Off Campus with Family$30,150$31,302$32,958$33,9042.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
Tuition$14,897
Fees$176
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid120197%————
Grant or scholarship aid20197%$4,304,321$21,415
Federal grants10149%$539,194$5,339
Pell grants10149%$493,614$4,887
Other federal grants2311%$45,580$1,982
State/local government grant or scholarships12058%$684,425$5,704
Institutional grants or scholarships20197%$3,080,702$15,327
Student loan aid16178%$1,130,871$7,024
Federal student loans16178%$989,164$6,144
Other student loans157%$141,707$9,447
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1970$16,935,089$17,459
Pell grants560$2,582,674$4,612
Federal student loans790$5,928,499$7,504
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$17,196$16,464$18,060
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$14,994$15,317$15,418
$30,001 – $48,000$12,520$18,976$15,169
$48,001 – $75,000$14,868$26,850$16,583
$75,001 – $110,000$17,129$22,269
$110,001 and more$18,118$23,115
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment1,280
Undergraduate enrollment1,130
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment112
Graduate enrollment150
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 29%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 54%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 74%
25 and over: 25%
Age unknown: 2%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 67%
Out-of-state: 30%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 29%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 62%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 83%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 17%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,546685861
Percent admitted63%66%60%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%33%28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT16356%
ACT17760%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480580
SAT Math470580
ACT Composite1722
ACT English1521
ACT Math1620
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 51%
Part-time students: 67%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 57 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 35%
Transfer-out rate: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 40%
6-year: 48%
8-year: 49%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 28%
6-year: 35%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 30%
Female: 39%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Black or African American: 34%
Hispanic/Latino: 22%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 44%
Two or more races: 33%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 13%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 49%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 44%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 53%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 34%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 14%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 25%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 73%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 68%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 77%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 5%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 54%
Enrolled at same institution: 8%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General9-
Category total9-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General33d-
Business/Commerce, General31d-
Organizational Leadership-31d
Category total64d31d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3-
Category total3-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science3-
Category total3-
Education
Art Teacher Education1-
Biology Teacher Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction-11d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching5-
Education, General0-
Elementary Education and Teaching3-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Music Teacher Education0-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching3-
Social Studies Teacher Education1-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-25d
Category total1336d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General0-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing1-
Category total1-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature0-
Category total0-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist0-
Category total0-
History
History, General8-
Category total8-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General2-
Category total2-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General7-
Category total7-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General11-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other2-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science2-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management223d
Category total1723d
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General0-
Category total0-
Psychology
Counseling Psychology5-
Psychology, General22d-
Category total27d-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work7-
Category total7-
Social Sciences
Criminology15d3d
Political Science and Government, General2-
Sociology4d-
Category total21d3d
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting0-
Commercial and Advertising Art0-
Dance, General2-
Dance, Other1-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0-
Fine/Studio Arts, General1-
Graphic Design0-
Keyboard Instruments0-
Music, General1-
Music, Other0-
Photography2-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology0-
Voice and Opera1-
Category total8-
Grand total19093
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 49
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 4
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $12,139
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $1,556
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 75%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II without footballMenWomen
Baseball40
Basketball2817
Golf108
Lacrosse2716
Soccer3425
Softball23
Tennis89
Track and Field, Indoor2723
Track and Field, Outdoor2723
Track and Field, X-Country88
Volleyball716
Wrestling45
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1923)12/09/2025
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1940 - 08/01/2014)
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since ((!)10/26/2012)TBD
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsPreaccredited (10/23/2010 - 10/26/2012)
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/142249.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape123
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary71013
j. Motor vehicle theft020
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence541
c. Stalking100
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.101
b. Drug abuse violations81610
c. Liquor law violations274528
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape123
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary71013
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence441
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations8168
c. Liquor law violations274526
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate12.8%4.5%9.9%
Number in default572147
Number in repayment442463471
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)