Coker Named to Best Southeastern Colleges List by Princeton Review

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Hartsville, S.C. – August 30, 2016 – Coker College has been named in the Princeton Review’s “2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region” web feature for the 12th consecutive year. Coker is one of just 139 schools in the Southeast awarded this distinction, which identifies “academically outstanding” colleges and universities.

“It’s wonderful to be recognized for the excellent work being done by our students, faculty, and staff,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “Every individual on our campus has their own story. Together, those stories create a family atmosphere and encourage rigorous academic discussions. That’s what makes the Coker experience so remarkable.”

The Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” list for the Southeast is comprised of institutions from 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Additional information about admissions, academics, and campus culture at Coker College can be found at

Release written by director of institutional identity Danielle Poupore.



Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 24 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as one of the Southeast's "Best Bang for the Buck" colleges.