Coe College

Coe College is a private, four-year, liberal arts college in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Founded in 1851, Coe College is historically affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Its current president is David McInally. It is one of the smaller universities to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. It is one of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM).
Coe offers more than 40 majors: Accounting, African-American Studies, American Studies, Art, Asian Studies, Athletic Training, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, Education, English, English as a Second Language – ESL, Environmental Science, French, French Studies, Gender Studies, General Science, German, German Studies, History, Historical Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Professional Programs, Psychology, Public Relations, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, Spanish Studies, Speech, Theatre Arts, and Writing.

Coe also provides the option for students to create their own major under the guidance of faculty members.

Coe College awards the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T)

Coe is recognized by a variety of college ranking publications. U.S. News & World Report regularly includes Coe in its “America’s Best Colleges” publication, which ranked Coe tied for 98th among national liberal arts colleges in its 2009 edition. Coe is also included in the latest editions of The Princeton Review 361 Best Colleges and Peterson’s Guide to Selective Colleges. Barron’s “300 Best Buys in College Education ranks Coe as “Very Competitive.”