Eckerd College

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School Overview

Founded in 1958, Eckerd College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in St. Petersburg, Florida. With a total annual enrollment of around 1,800 students and 100 fullptime faculty members, the college is relatively small when compared with other four-year colleges and universities in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area. Eckerd offers a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Art degrees in over 38 fields of study and several professional disciplines. However, the college is especially well known for Chemistry, Marine Science, Environmental Studies, Creative Writing and International Business programs. Eckerd is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office

4200 54th Avenue South

St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4700

(727) 864-8331

(800) 456-9009

Fax: (727) 866-2304



Contact: John Sullivan

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Main Address

4200 54th Avenue South

St. Petersburg, FL 33711

(727) 867-1166

www.eckerd.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,819

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 489

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,808

Setting

Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 66%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $29,136 $30,590 $32,104 $33,228 +3.50%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,338 $8,754 $9,058 $9,326 +2.96%
Other $3,050 $3,150 $3,150 $3,150 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 $41,524 $43,494 $45,312 $46,704 +3.07%
In-state Off Campus $30,136 $31,590 $33,104 $34,228 +3.40%
In-state with Family $30,136 $31,590 $33,104 $34,228 +3.40%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 469 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 465 95% $5,642,844 $12,135
• Federal grants 80 16% $383,050 $4,788
• Pell grants 80 16% $296,065 $3,701
• Other Federal grants 64 13% $86,985 $1,359
Local and state government scholarships or grants 124 25% $607,669 $4,901
Institutional scholarships or grants 341 70% $4,652,125 $13,643
Student loans 285 59% $2,116,059 $7,425
• Federal student loans 285 59% $1,697,809 $5,957
• Other student loans 35 7% $418,250 $11,950

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 633
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 24
American/united States Studies/civilization 19
Chinese Studies
East Asian Studies 4
Women’s Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 77
Biochemistry 2
Biology/biological Sciences, General 28
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 45
Molecular Biology 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 177
Business Administration and Management, General 92
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 2
Business/commerce, General 29
Hospitality Administration/management, General 1
Human Resources Management and Services, Other 5
International Business/trade/commerce 30
Management Information Systems, General 10
Marketing/marketing Management, General 1
Organizational Behavior Studies 6
Real Estate 1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Journalism, Other 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 6
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
Computer Science 5
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
English Language and Literature/letters 32
Creative Writing 21
English Language and Literature, General 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 30
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 3
Comparative Literature 1
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 10
French Language and Literature 3
Spanish Language and Literature 13
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 6
Art Therapy/therapist 1
Bioethics/medical Ethics 1
Health/health Care Administration/management 4
History 15
American History (united States)
History, General 15
Human Services, General 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 9
Humanities/humanistic Studies 9
Mathematics and Statistics 5
Mathematics, General 5
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 5
Biopsychology
International/global Studies 3
Natural Sciences 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 55
Environmental Studies 55
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 5
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 5
Physical Sciences 8
Chemistry, General 2
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other 2
Physics, General 3
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics 1
Psychology 78
Developmental and Child Psychology 50
Psychology, General 28
Social Sciences 68
Anthropology 12
Economics, General 5
International Relations and Affairs 16
Political Science and Government, General 19
Social Sciences, General 3
Sociology 13
Visual and Performing Arts 31
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 4
Film/cinema/video Studies 3
Fine/studio Arts, General 17
Music, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General 7
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Environmental Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
International Business B
Management Science B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Comparative Literature B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
Spanish B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Developmental/Child Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations 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.

Eckerd College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(727) 867-1166
Website:www.eckerd.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.eckerd.edu/admissions/first-year/
Address:4200 54th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711-4700
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,046
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):66%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:2,046 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$41,538
Out-of-state Tuition:$41,538
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$21,674

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Eckerd College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Eckerd College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs1
History1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences3
Psychology2
Social Sciences5
Visual and Performing Arts4
Grand total46

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Eckerd College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Eckerd College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$41,538
Out-of-state$41,538
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid483100%
Grant or scholarship aid48199%$21,674
Student loan aid26555%$8,658

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,99198%$19,100
Federal student loans1,12355%$6,931

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Eckerd College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Eckerd College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,6041,5823,022
Percent admitted100%68%74%
Percent admitted who enrolled13%13%12%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Eckerd College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,046
Undergraduate enrollment2,046
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Eckerd College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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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