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Coker College, founded as a women's college in 1908, officially became co-ed in 1969 although men had been attending since World War II. It is located in Hartsville, South Carolina and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 1908 (MCMVIII) is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Combatants Allies: • Poland, • UK & Commonwealth, • France/Free France, • Soviet Union, • USA, • China, ...and others• Axis: • Germany, • Italy, • Japan, • ...and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total: 50 million Full list Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total: 12 million Full list World War II... Hartsville is a city located in Darlington County, South Carolina. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ...


A liberal arts college, it was once afilliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, but is now non-denominational. A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 320 km 420 km 6 32°430N to 35°12N 78°030W to 83°20W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012... A Baptist is a member of a Baptist church. ...


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has given Coker special commendations for the quality of interaction between faculty, students and staff and the attractiveness of the campus grounds and facilities.


U.S. News & World Report ranks Coker a "Best Comprehensive College in the South" for 2006. The magazine has named Coker a "Best College" for 10 consecutive years.


The Princeton Review has selected Coker College a “Best Southeastern College” in its 2006 rankings based on academic excellence and student satisfaction. Coker was also selected a "Best Southeastern College" in 2005.


Barron’s consistently names Coker one of the nation's 300 Best Buys in College Education.


Coker College's Fall 2005 Day enrollment is at 560 students. Combined enrollment of the Day and Evening programs is 1088.


The highly ranked college has an average class size of 12. The term college (Latin collegium) is most often used today to denote an educational institution. ...


Coker has 56 full-time faculty, and 85% hold the highest degree in their field. In addition to these teachers, Coker utilizes more than 70 adjunct and part-time faculty.


Instituted in 1985, Coker’s unique, interactive "Round Table" teaching style is recognized as a model learning experience in Smart Parents Guide to College (© Peterson’s, 1997) for promoting the discussion of ideas while building leadership and communication skills.


The college has 12 varsity athletics programs which compete in the Carolina Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC). They include Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf, Soccer and Cross Country.


Coker’s alumni giving percentage - a gauge of alumni satisfaction - recently reached 52%, highest among all of South Carolina's colleges and universities and equal to the top 25 liberal arts colleges nationally. Coker’s alumni giving percentage is typically 24% to 34% - higher than most of the South’s Best Comprehensive Colleges.


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The Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference:
   Anderson | Barton | Belmont Abbey | Coker | Erskine | Lees-McRae
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James Lide Coker Papers, 1800-1947 - Manuscripts Division - South Caroliniana Library - University Libraries - USC (1765 words)
Coker’s view of education was similar to that of many 1890s educational reformers that focused on providing the boys with both an academic and an industrial education.
Coker gave a large donation to transform the high school into a college for women.
Coker’s correspondence documents his prominence in the region of Darlington County and throughout the South.
Coker College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (389 words)
Coker College, founded as a women's college in 1908, officially became co-ed in 1969 although men had been attending since World War II.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has given Coker special commendations for the quality of interaction between faculty, students and staff and the attractiveness of the campus grounds and facilities.
Coker’s alumni giving percentage - a gauge of alumni satisfaction - recently reached 52%, highest among all of South Carolina's colleges and universities and equal to the top 25 liberal arts colleges nationally.
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