Coe College is a nationally-ranked,private, four-year, liberal arts college in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founded in 1851, the institution is historically affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is one of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM). Coe's current president is David McInally. Coe College was founded in 1851 by Rev. Williston Jones as The School for the Prophets. While canvassing churches in the East to raise money to help send students to Eastern seminaries, Jones met a farmer named Daniel Coe, who pledged to donate $1,500 and encouraged Jones to open a college in Cedar Rapids.
Coe was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities.
Coe offers more than 40 majors and 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.) Coe College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Kohawks are a member of the (IIAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, etc.
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."