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Coker College Overview

Located in Hartsville, South Carolina, Coker College is a private not-for-profit institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Hartsville draws many to the area.

What Is Coker College Known For?

200 Undergraduate Awards
$26,929 Avg Cost After Aid
62% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Coker.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 62% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Coker to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Coker College?

Location of Coker College

Contact details for Coker are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 E College Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550
Phone: 843-383-8000

How Do I Get Into Coker?

You can apply to Coker online at:

Admission Requirements for Coker

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Coker?

62% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
46% Submit SAT Scores
Coker has an acceptance rate of 62%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 59%.

Average Test Scores

About 46% of students accepted to Coker submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 560. Math scores were between 450 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Coker College  ( 470 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Coker College  ( 450 to 540 )
Coker received ACT scores from 52% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 21. Math scores were between 16 and 20. Composite scores were between 17 and 21.

ACT English Scores for Coker College  ( 15 to 21 )
ACT Math Scores for Coker College  ( 16 to 20 )
ACT Composite Scores for Coker College  ( 17 to 21 )

Can I Afford Coker College?

$26,929 Net Price
78% Take Out Loans
12.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Coker is $26,929. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Coker, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $7,024 a year. That adds up to $28,096 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Coker is 12.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Coker College Undergraduate Student Diversity

920 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 977 undergraduate students at Coker, with 920 being full-time and 57 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Coker

There are also 136 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 920 full-time undergraduates at Coker, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Coker

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Coker College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Coker Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 272
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 506
International Students 33
Other Races/Ethnicities 78

Geographic Diversity

South Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Coker College. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 21 countries are represented at Coker. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Brazil, and Denmark.

Online Learning at Coker College

215 Took All Classes Online
548 Took At Least One Class Online
38.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Coker. In 2017-2018, 548 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Coker has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 15th most popular in South Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Coker

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Coker College was 38.8%. This is the #582 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Coker regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Coker majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 55%
Business, Management & Marketing 37%
Education 72%
General Psychology 9%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 65%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Coker ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Coker.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Criminology #4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #17
Health & Physical Education #17
Social Sciences #22
Business Administration & Management #151
Business, Management & Marketing #190

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Coker College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 33 31 64
Health & Physical Education 17 23 40
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12 25 37
General Business/Commerce 31 0 31
General Psychology 22 0 22
Criminology 16 3 19
Curriculum & Instruction 0 11 11
General Biology 9 0 9
History 9 0 9
Interdisciplinary Studies 7 0 7
Social Work 7 0 7
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5 0 5
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 5 0 5
Sociology 5 0 5
Political Science & Government 4 0 4
Communication & Media Studies 3 0 3
Computer Science 3 0 3
Mathematics 3 0 3
Dance 3 0 3
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 2 0 2
Music 2 0 2
Writing Studies 1 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 1 0 1
General Education 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 93 293


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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