Coker College Changes Names

Now University

Patrick Gentry
February 05, 2019 - 11:26 am

A college in South Carolina will soon call itself a university instead.

Coker College in Hartsville says it will change its name to Coker University on July 1.

The school says it decided to change its name because of growth that included adding graduate programs and online bachelor's degrees.

The school says there is no official difference between being a college and a university.

The class that graduates in December will be the first to have ``Coker University'' on diplomas. The school says it will also issue new diplomas to any alumni who want to have one from the university instead of the college.

Coker College is a private liberal arts college with 1,200 students.

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