Eckerd College

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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

[email protected]

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.


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