2024 Year in Review at Coe


Physics students

Coe College's Society of Physics Students chapter was once again named an Outstanding Chapter. This is the society's highest honor, and is awarded to less than 15% of the 800 chapters. The continued dedication and successes of our students and faculty has helped Coe earn this honor for over 20 years.

Prospective Coe students in the snow

Future Kohawks from 23 states joined us for the first Admitted Student Weekend of 2024. 

Five Coe students attend Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

Five Coe students and Associate Professor of Mathematics Brittney Miller attended the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics in Lincoln, Nebraska. Students presented their summer research projects to peers from across the country.


DJ Patil and Bill Schmarzo

DJ Patil, the first-ever U.S. chief data scientist was the speaker for the 2024 Contemporary Issues Forum. Kohawk Bill Schmarzo '79 moderated the event. 

Coe physic's professor teaching two Coe students

Coe announced the addition of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree to its 60+ areas of study beginning in the 2024-25 academic year. 

Prospective students and families listening to student faculty and staff panel

Prospective Kohawks joined us on campus for our February Crimson & Gold Visit Day. Visitors connected with current students, faculty and staff to get their questions answered.

Coe women's bowling team high fiving

The Coe College women's bowling team finished at a program-best 20th in the final season rankings from the US Bowling Congress. The Kohawks earned their second-straight bid to the Intercollegiate Team Championship sectional round, to the Allen Park, Michigan sectional.


Coe student at Major Declaration Day

Students declared majors from across the 60+ available areas of study at Major Declaration Day.

Courier Spring 2024 Cover

The spring edition of the Courier was published. 

Students touring KCRG during externship

Kohawks embarked on the annual spring break externship organized by C3: Creativity, Careers, Community. The group visited the Cedar Rapids Public Library, Tanager, AereTek and Actalent, U.S. District Courthouse, met with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and toured local ABC TV affiliate KCRG-TV9.

Coe College tour guides

Future Kohawks joined us for Kohawk Spirit Day to learn more about life at Coe.


Kohawks gathered on the quad to view the partial eclipse together.

Students with Research Symposium poster

Our students had the opportunity to showcase their research and original work at the annual Student Research & Discovery Symposium. This all-day event is a great way for students from all majors to discuss their original work, which includes performances of compositions and creative writings, art displays, research posters and oral presentations about academic work and research. 

Day of Giving graphic

We celebrated our 10th annual Day of Giving! The entire Coe community celebrated a decade of generosity.

Group of Kohawks

We were glad to have a lot of future Kohawks on campus for Admitted Student Weekend. Kylie Hoy ’25 kicked off our morning by reminding us about the importance of going outside of your comfort zone during your college experience. That’s what helped her discover Coe and the community she now calls home!

Iowa Ready Regent Price Match

Coe College announced Iowa Ready, immediate help to Iowa students entering college for the first time in the fall of 2024. Iowa Ready caps direct cost for eligible students to ensure they will not pay more than $21,060 – the 2023-24 average direct cost of Iowa's three state universities. This initiative was in response to national FAFSA processing delays, which have been particularly challenging and stressful for students navigating the college-search process for the first time. Read more at www.coe.edu/iowa-ready-news.


The Class of 2024 rang the Victory Bell, walked the stage for Commencement and will now get to spread their wings and take flight into their next endeavors. Remember, once a Kohawk, always a Kohawk!

Student smiling_Transfer+ logo

Coe announced Transfer+, an updated transfer policy to remove additional general education requirements once you’ve earned your associate degree. Transferring to Coe is now even simpler with Transfer+. You can expect a more straightforward credit transfer plus immediate access to upper level courses, nationally ranked internships, networking and research alongside accessible professors.

Per capita recycling 2nd place badge

Coe earned second place nationally in the Per Capita Recycling category during the 2024 Campus Race to Zero Waste, sponsored by the National Wildlife Foundation! This is the fourth consecutive year Coe has finished in the top two — recycling a Kohawk record 44.693 pounds of waste per person in 2024!! #CoeGreen

Coe baseball team

Coe Baseball won the 2024 American Rivers Conference postseason tournament.

Coe softball American Rivers Conference Champion

For the first time since 2009, Coe College Softball was the American Rivers Conference tournament champion.

Coe College announced plans to open a flight school and aviation management program in partnership with Revv Aviation at The Eastern Iowa Airport - CID. This thrilling new addition will facilitate rewarding careers and help close the professional pilot gap.

Coe College intends to open a flight school and aviation management program, as part of the Bachelor of Arts degree (business administration major). A substantive application for this program has been submitted to the accreditor and is pending Higher Learning Commission approval. 


Three Coe students in lab

Coe College's National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site was renewed for three years, providing nearly half a million dollars to fuel cutting-edge research! Coe is only one of a few small colleges to host a REU site.