Princeton Review Names Coker A “Best Southeastern” College For 13th Straight year

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Hartsville, S.C. – August 1, 2017 – Coker College has once again been named in The Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges: Region by Region” web feature. The publication’s recently released 2018 edition recognizes Coker as a “Best Southeastern” school. This is the 13th consecutive year in which the college has achieved this honor.

“I am very proud of our college community, and thrilled to see us named to the ‘Best Southeastern’ list again this year,” says Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “Our faculty and staff are extremely committed to providing a quality educational experience for our students, both in and out of the classroom, so it’s wonderful to see how those efforts are making an impact.”

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 140 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.

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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.