Coe College

Coe College

Coe College, a private four-year, co-educational institution established in 1851, is a liberal arts college located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is a selective institution with a residential campus which covers about 50 acres. Catering to around 1,300 students, it is one of the smaller universities which have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Coe College offers a wide range of under-graduate and graduate courses. Bachelors in Arts, Music and Nursing are some of the major courses that it is known for. The college also offers a masters degree in the Art of Teaching. Apart from this, Coe is recognized as one of the finest liberal arts colleges and has a number of well-respected publications.

The College fields a number of men's and women's sports teams, including basketball, cross-country, wrestling and swimming. The teams participate in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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Contacting Coe College

Coe College
1220 First Ave NE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52402-5092
General Phone: (319) 399-8000

Coe College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts76Asian studies, African-American studies, area and Cultural studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, Americal literature, ...
Business and Management42business management, accounting
Science28biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine25registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy25health and physical education, athletic trainer
Education and Teaching23elementary school teaching, education courses
Therapy and Counseling23psychology
Art Studies10art studies
Music9music, music performance
Media8public relations and advertising
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies

Number of programs and degrees for Coe College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree27739
Master's degree101

Coe College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Coe College had a total enrollment of 1,316 students (1,406 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 38%
20-21 38%
22-24 15%
25-29 4%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)5%
New Mexico1%
New York1%

Coe College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %

Coe College Room and Board (2007)

Coe College offers campus housing for 1,044 of its 1,406 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Cedar Rapids, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Coe College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540670
SAT Math550690
SAT Writing510650
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2328
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT13%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT90%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Coe College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,720
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,720
Room and board $ 6,890
Room charge $ 3,120
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,770
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,200

Financial Aid:
Coe College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 185400)

Coe College Faculty

Coe College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
No academic rankcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year26$76,37810$74,810
Associate professoracademic year17$58,1694$58,194
Assistant professoracademic year11$52,16512$48,907
No academic rankacademic year3$42,0752*
All faculty totalacademic year57$64,46928$58,259

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Coe College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Coe College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American Literature (United States)
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other


Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biology
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Coe College Highlights

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What Sets Coe College Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
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% of degrees in music
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Coe College % of degrees in music
% of degrees in art studies
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Coe College % of degrees in art studies
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%Coe College Number of students
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%Coe College Salaries of full-time faculty
Student SAT scores
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Coe College Student SAT scores
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Coe College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Coe College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Coe College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in media
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 20%Coe College % of degrees in media
% of degrees in science
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Coe College % of degrees in science

checked Presbyterian Church (USA) affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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