Skip Navigation
College Navigator
College Navigator

Name of School

States (use map for more than 1 state)

use map
close
ZIP Code 
 
select

Programs/Majors

 0 Items Selected

Level of Award  help

Institution Type help

graphic
 
blank
waiting for map to load
Loading map...

IPEDS ID: 133492
OPE ID: 00148700
add to favorites
Eckerd College
4200 54th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711-4700
General information:  (727) 867-1166
Website:  www.eckerd.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,023 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
6%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty14038
Instructional14038
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$35,926$37,362$38,668$40,0203.5%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,846$10,144$10,550$10,9203.5%
Other$3,090$3,090$3,090$3,0900.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,846$10,144$10,550$10,9203.5%
Other$3,090$3,090$3,090$3,0900.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,826$2,826$2,826$2,8260.0%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$50,062$51,796$53,508$55,2303.2%
Off Campus$50,062$51,796$53,508$55,2303.2%
Off Campus with Family$39,952$41,388$42,694$44,0463.2%
close
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
1. Select starting academic year
2. Select tuition inflation rate
 
 

% (0-100 allowed)
  • The output is only an estimate and not a guarantee of the actual amount the student may be charged; it is not binding on the Secretary, the institution of higher education, or the State; and it may change, subject to the availability of financial assistance, State appropriations, and other factors. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance.
  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
  • Estimated yearly tuition and fees may not sum to totals because of rounding.
Estimate the total tuition and fee costs over the duration of a typical program.
 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid149396%————
Grant or scholarship aid48996%$10,533,166$21,540
Federal grants8416%$441,830$5,260
Pell grants8416%$365,180$4,347
Other federal grants7815%$76,650$983
State/local government grant or scholarships10220%$426,886$4,185
Institutional grants or scholarships48795%$9,664,450$19,845
Student loan aid38275%$2,981,414$7,805
Federal student loans38074%$2,278,469$5,996
Other student loans418%$702,945$17,145
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,98595%$37,604,905$18,945
Pell grants45122%$2,000,259$4,435
Federal student loans1,42869%$10,566,661$7,400
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$30,352$31,893$31,902
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$24,246$24,408$25,610
$30,001 – $48,000$25,372$25,004$27,420
$48,001 – $75,000$27,869$27,355$27,944
$75,001 – $110,000$28,622$30,358$30,867
$110,001 and more$33,549$34,788$34,189
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
Net Price Calculator
An institution’s net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.
Visit this institution's net price calculator
Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,023
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment107
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Student Gender:
Male: 38%
Female: 62%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 87%
25 and over: 13%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 21%
Out-of-state: 74%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,4021,6532,749
Percent admitted72%69%73%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%16%15%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT30863%
ACT28759%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading500610
SAT Math500600
ACT Composite2328
ACT English2229
ACT Math2127
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 81%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 80 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 65%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 59%
6-year: 66%
8-year: 67%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 60%
6-year: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 65%
Female: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 80%
Black or African American: 70%
Hispanic/Latino: 46%
White: 67%
Two or more races: 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 54%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization6
East Asian Studies1
Women's Studies0
Category total7
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry6
Biology/Biological Sciences, General41
Biomedical Sciences, General1
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography56
Category total104
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General64
Business/Commerce, General15
International Business/Trade/Commerce21
International Marketing1
Organizational Behavior Studies7
Organizational Leadership1
Category total109
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General18
Category total18
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science8
Category total8
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing18
English Language and Literature, General4
Category total22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other1
French Language and Literature3
Spanish Language and Literature1
Category total5
Health Professions and Related Programs
Art Therapy/Therapist2
Health/Health Care Administration/Management1
Category total3
History
History, General3
Category total3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies2
Category total2
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1
Category total1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies5
Marine Sciences2
Category total7
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies56
Category total56
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management1
Category total1
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy3
Religion/Religious Studies1
Category total4
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General5
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other1
Physics, General4
Category total10
Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology46
Psychology, General29
Category total75
Social Sciences
Anthropology8
Economics, General7
International Relations and Affairs14
Political Science and Government, General13
Sociology10
Category total52
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2
Film/Cinema/Video Studies0
Fine/Studio Arts, General11
Music, General1
Visual and Performing Arts, General6
Category total20
Grand total507
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 55
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $14,857
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
Baseball32
Basketball1713
Beach Volleyball14
Golf147
Soccer2729
Softball21
Tennis128
Volleyball15
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1966 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Academy for Liberal Education
Liberal Education (LBRL) - Institutions of higher education and programs within institutions of higher education that offer liberal arts degree(s) at the baccalaureate level of documented equivalency5/3/2003 - 5/1/2008Resigned
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations1413
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations1213
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible53
Rape10
Fondling2
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault310
Burglary37249
Motor vehicle theft586
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible43
Rape9
Fondling1
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault310
Burglary35227
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate6.9%9.4%8.8%
Number in default436151
Number in repayment616644576
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)