NICHE ranks Coe among best value colleges in America

Niche Rankings 2020

Once again, Coe College has been rated a best value college by NICHE. An online provider of reviews and statistics, NICHE provides an overview of U.S. colleges using a combination of facts, figures and student reviews. By evaluating this multitude of information, NICHE offers a thorough picture of colleges nationwide.

Coe scored A’s in the categories of academics, diversity and value. The college ranks exceptionally strong in several areas: 

  • Top 15% of colleges with the best academics in America
  • Top 14% of the hardest colleges to get into
  • Top 5% in the nation for Best Colleges for Education
  • Top 8% in Iowa for Best Colleges for Education 

“A combination of Coe’s academics, its student-centered approach and its location in a large metropolitan area offers our students a tremendous variety of real-world learning opportunities,” President David McInally said. “The well-rounded liberal arts experience Coe provides our students prepares them to thrive in today’s workforce and graduate programs.”   

Coe’s 11-1 student-faculty ratio allows students the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with their professors. Faculty members routinely use their connections to help students land internships, jobs and acceptance into top graduate programs. In fact, 95% of Coe’s faculty hold the highest degree in their field.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s second-largest city, is home to the Coe College campus. Because of Coe’s metropolitan location, 100% of students reap the benefits of thousands of internship and job opportunities, many within walking distance of campus. Cedar Rapids also enjoys the lowest unemployment rate for college graduates of any city in the nation.

Coe prides itself on an inclusive, diverse and accepting culture. Along with the three largest classes in Coe’s history, the past three years have produced the most diverse classes in Coe’s history.

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.

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