Coker College, also known as simply Coker, was established as the Welsh Neck High School in 1894. Founded by Major James Lide Coker, this school became the Coker College for Women in 1908. In 1969, it officially became a coeducational college. The 15-acre campus is located in Hartsville, South Carolina, and includes students from more than 25 states and 5 countries worldwide. The U.S. News & World Report's 2009 edition placed the college in its list of America's Best Colleges.
Coker College offers more than 30 majors and over 20 minors. Students can opt for baccalaureate degree programs in disciplines like art, behavioral and social science, business administration, communication, language, literature, education, history, philosophy, religion, science, mathematics, and social work.
The athletics department of Coker College is a member of the NCAA Division II, and the Conference Carolinas. The teams, nicknamed the Cobras, participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, softball, and volleyball. Students are also involved in various on-campus associations like the Art Club, International Student Organization, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Sigma Iota, Psi Chi, and Student Government Association.
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