Over the past seven years, Coe has welcomed the college's largest classes in its 168-year history. On August 17, new Kohawks arrived from 260 cities, 23 states and 9 countries across the world. Over half of Coe’s incoming first-year students are from outside the state and the Class of 2023 is one of the most diverse and academically talented classes in Coe’s history.
The last few years have proved to be a highly competitive market in higher education. Coe is bucking the trend by providing academic excellence at an affordable price. The school's superior academics continue to attract high school graduates ranking at the top of their class. And ninety-nine percent of all Coe students receive financial aid, more often than not, making it more affordable than a state school.
Coe College ranks as the best school for internships in Iowa and number 15 nationally out of more than 4,000 colleges and universities. “I completed an internship with St. Luke’s Teaching Interventions to Empower and Strengthen Families (TIES) Program where I was able to see the psychological concepts I’ve learned in the classroom applied to real-life situations,” said psychology major Grady Rudsell ’21. “This internship helped me advance my professional skillset and gave me a better sense of what I am capable of.”
“The current market for higher education is challenging but our academics and hands-on learning experiences are unequaled,” said Vice President for Enrollment Julie Staker. “Coe’s network of alumni as well as business and community partners provide the opportunity for our students to gain early access in areas of interest through observations, internships or research opportunities. These early experiences allow students to find out what they truly are passionate about.”
Coe College offers superb academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. Coe’s vibrant Cedar Rapids location provides an abundance of internships for students and career opportunities for graduates.