Edward Waters College

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School Overview

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



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.

Edward Waters College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (904) 470-8000
Website: www.ewc.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://www.ewc.edu/admissions/
Address: 1658 Kings Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32209
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,085
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 32%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,748 (89% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $14,878
Out-of-state Tuition: $14,878
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $12,020

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Edward Waters College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Edward Waters College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Education 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Psychology 1
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 9

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Edward Waters 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,878
Out-of-state $14,878
Books and supplies $0

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 288 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 287 99% $12,020
Student loan aid 190 66% $5,721

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 954 33% $11,904
Federal student loans 731 25% $6,685

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Edward Waters 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 Edward Waters College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,444 1,307 2,137
Percent admitted 100% 58% 63%
Percent admitted who enrolled 7% 9% 6%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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

Edward Waters College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,085
Undergraduate enrollment 3,085
Graduate enrollment 0

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

Edward Waters 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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