Edward Waters College

Founded in 1866, Edwards Waters College is private, historically black, four-year college in Jacksonville, Florida. Edwards Waters College was first established with the primary mission of educating former slaves. It is the oldest black college in the state of Florida, is associated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church and belongs to the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF), an association of 30 higher education institutions in Florida. Edwards Water College grants undergraduate degrees and is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office
1658 Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 470-8000
(888) 898-3191
Fax: (904) 470-8041
admissions@ewc.edu
Contact: Lonnie Morris
Director of Admissions
Main Address
1658 Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 470-8000
www.ewc.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 847
Degree-seeking undergrads: 847

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $40
Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 45%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 78%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $9,176 $9,176 $9,990 $10,470 +4.80%
Books and Supplies $1,260 $1,260 $1,260 $1,260 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,474 $6,474 $6,474 $6,474 0.00%
Other $3,904 $3,904 $3,904 $3,904 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $20,814 $20,814 $21,628 $22,108 +2.22%
In-state Off Campus $10,436 $10,436 $11,250 $11,730 +4.27%
In-state with Family $10,436 $10,436 $11,250 $11,730 +4.27%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 249 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 249 97% $2,076,717 $8,340
• Federal grants 198 77% $897,341 $4,532
• Pell grants 198 77% $780,376 $3,941
• Other Federal grants 121 47% $116,965 $967
Local and state government scholarships or grants 142 55% $492,992 $3,472
Institutional scholarships or grants 90 35% $686,384 $7,626
Student loans 122 48% $309,812 $2,539
• Federal student loans 119 46% $302,812 $2,545
• Other student loans 3 1% $7,000 $2,333

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 89
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Biology/biological Sciences, General 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21
Business Administration and Management, General 10
Hospitality Administration/management, General
Non-profit/public/organizational Management 11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2
Education 7
Elementary Education and Teaching 4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 22
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics 7
Mathematics, General 7
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General
Gerontology
Psychology 7
Psychology, General 7
Social Sciences 5
Political Science and Government, General 3
Sociology 2
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Music, General 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Latin American Studies B
Arts, Visual & Performing
Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
Spanish B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Public Administration B

Social Sciences
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.
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