Coker College - Mini-Viewbook [2010-11]
Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.
[re]defining ready Keith Martin ’13 / psychology / Manning, SC “To be a freshman at Coker made me very proud. My first year was a great success on so many levels — personally and academically.” [re]invent yourself The world is changing. Will you be ready? At Coker College, you will benefit from small classes taught by professors dedicated to teaching and undergraduate research. You’ll gain confidence and real-world skills through internships and community involvement. Come to Coker and get on The National Survey of Student Engagement ranked Coker College in the top 10% of all institutions for providing students with a supportive campus environment, enriching educational experiences, student-faculty interaction, active and collaborative learning, and a high level of academic challenge. 10:1 student:faculty ratio Arrive ready to learn. Graduate ready to change the world. best excellence a fast track to personal and professional success. U.S. News & World Report named Coker one of America’s “Best Colleges” for the 15th consecutive year. The Princeton Review ranked Coker a “Best Southeastern College” for the seventh consecutive year. [re]think learning Classes average 12 students. A distinguishing feature of every Coker education, “Round Table Learning” brings students and professors together in small groups for discussion and exploration. Coker offers a rare chance to gain the confidence to communicate your ideas. Our undergraduate focus, flexible degree programs, and dedication to each student’s success a learning environment where competence meets confidence. In 2010, Dr. Joseph Flaherty, biology, received a $500,000+ National Science Foundation grant to support new undergraduate biology research. It also recognizes Dr. Flaherty as one of the nation’s leading teacher-scholars. focus on success outstanding create Coker offers a pre-professional program in law, a premed track in the sciences, a major in medical technology, and a preprofessional writing major in English. Coker officially instituted Round Table Learning in 1985. Recently, Peterson’s Smart Parents Guide to College called it “a model learning experience.” Connect with classmates and explore interests in freshmen seminars and activities. year year 1 Get the advice you need to choose a major or design one that fits. 2 your communication and leadership skills. study abroad, do an internship, get involved in campus life, and sharpen customize your education, double major or design your own, At Coker College, we take personalized learning seriously. You can Concerned about falling through the cracks at college? Not here. [re]set expectations Discover the wider world through an internship, study away or abroad, community service, or special project. 4 year year 3 Complete a well-laid plan to be accepted to the career or degree program of your choice — positive, prepared, and proud. Mindy Johnson ’13 / elementary education & early childhood education / Johnsonville, SC “Coker’s approach is hands-on. From the very beginning, we’re working with students connecting theory to real teaching moments. I’m learning to spark children’s interest in learning… not cram information into their heads.” [re]imagine college life Coker College will change the way you live. Located in the heart of Hartsville, SC, our close-knit and beautiful campus becomes home base for exploring, getting involved, and having fun. On campus, clubs and organizations abound. Athletics features soccer, golf, and more. Welcoming and walkable, the town of Hartsville offers great At a school of great traditions, this Coker original is one of the coolest. Imagine a 15acre campus as the golf course and a tennis ball as your golf ball. You get the idea. sunshne cobra spirit campus golf shopping, great food, and friendly people. South Carolina’s climate offers a warm winter alternative to ice and snow. Hartsville averages 69°F, September to May. Thirteen men’s and women’s athletic teams, including newly added women’s golf, compete in NCAA Division II, Conference Carolinas. Many students attend on athletic scholarships. Timmy Strickland ’13 / business / Georgetown, SC “I knew I was going to fit in when I realized how easy it was to build relationships with other students here. My friends and I love to hang out at the boat house and go swimming at Prestwood Lake.” [re]discover The best way to discover Coker College is to plan your visit. Do it now by contacting Admissions. Weâ€™ll tell you about the open houses we plan throughout the year. Weâ€™ll put together a personalized tour to introduce you to the places and people who will make your Coker experience special. Ready to apply? tuition & fees Coker College is located in Hartsville, SC, halfway between Myrtle Beach, SC and Charlotte, NC. Atlanta is five hours away, and Washington, DC, Maryland, and New York are readily accessible by interstate and air travel. financial aid location Do it online by visiting coker.edu and following the links to our online application. For 2010-2011 Tuition: $ 20,328 Room: 3,220 Board: 3,370 Fees: 600 Total: $ 27,518 Coker may be more affordable than you think. In fact, approximately 80% of our students receive need-based financial aid in addition to academic, athletic, and other talent-based scholarships. The Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping each family navigate the financial planning process. Reducing the cost: Coker awards more than $5.7 million annually in scholarships and grants in addition to federal and state aid. programs of study Coker College offers 29 majors and 23 minors designed to prepare you for career and graduate school success. Many students double major; some design their own. Minors and specializations offer additional ways to customize. Majors Art Biology Biology Education Business Administration Chemistry Communication Computer Science Criminology Dance Early Childhood Education Elementary Education English French General Education History Individualized Major Mathematics Mathematics Education Medical Technology Music Music Education Physical Education & Sport Studies Political Science Psychology Social Studies Education Social Work Sociology Spanish Theater Coker College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; phone: 404-679-4501) to award the baccalaureate degree. Coker is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the South Carolina Board of Education. contact us Coker College, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnicity, gender or disability in the areas of admissions, employment, financial aid or educational services. Office of Admissions Coker College 300 East College Ave. Hartsville, SC 29550 Phone: 843.383.8050 1.800.950.1908 (toll-free) Fax: 843.383.8056 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Online: www.coker.edu www.facebook.com/cokercollege www.youtube.com/cokercollege Minors Minors are offered in most major academic programs as well as in the following: Environmental Studies International Studies Spanish American Studies Specializations African-American Studies Museum Studies Pre-Law 300 East College Ave. Hartsville, SC 29550 Laboratories: Student-based research defines the Coker difference. Labs include such leading edge equipment as a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. Diversity: Residence Halls: Six halls include freshman-only Memorial, JLC for seniors, and four halls co-ed by suite or floor. Library: The state-of-the-art Charles W. and Joan S. Coker Library-Information Technology Center opened in January 2008. It is the academic heart of campus. Athletics: Facilities include a 22-acre complex for baseball, cross country, soccer, softball, and tennis and the TimberlakeLawton Gymnasium for basketball and volleyball. Golf practices at Hartsville Country Club. Computers: Three computer labs offer access to PCs and Macs. All residence halls are wired or wireless. Dining: Susanne G. Linville Dining Hall, the Cobra Cafe, and Java City. academics facilities Women: 61%; Men: 39% African-American: 23% All minorities: 27% States represented: 27 Foreign countries represented: 9 student activities Enrollment: 1,107 Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Average Class Size: 12 Faculty: 68 full-time faculty; 88% with highest degree Athletics: Coker Cobras Colors: Navy & yellow 13 NCAA Division II, Conference Carolinas teams: baseball (M), basketball (M, W), cross country (M,W), golf (M, W), soccer (M, W), tennis (M, W), softball (W), volleyball (W); also cheer and dance; athletic scholarships available Website: www.cokercobras.com Clubs & organizations: Over 30 29 majors; 23 minors Intramural sports: Specializations: African- Numerous intramural sports and wellness activities American Studies, Museum Studies, Pre-Law Study Abroad: May Study/ Travel Interim and special programs Internships: Many, coordinated though the Center for Engaged Learning contact us students [re]view: coker fast facts Office of Admissions Coker College 300 East College Ave. Hartsville, SC 29550 Phone: 843.383.8050 1.800.950.1908 (toll-free) Fax: 843.383.8056 Email: email@example.com Online: www.coker.edu www.facebook.com/cokercollege www.youtube.com/cokercollege